The REME Sports Association was formed in 1948 with the object of organising certain sporting and recreational activities on a Corps basis and was there to give financial and administrative help and advice on sports matters whenever needed. A central committee was established to administer Sports Association affairs; to regulate general policy and be the managing trustees of all funds and property of The Sports Association. The REME Sports Association was registered as a charity in March 1966 and linked to The REME Benevolent Fund in February 1980; when The REME Charity was formed in 2016 The REME Benevolent Fund and its linked charities were formally linked. Key dates of The REME Sports Association are detailed below:
- The award of Corps Colours was introduce in 1950.
- 2010 saw the introduction of the prestigious Sportsperson of the Year Award.
- 2013 the Lifetime Achievement Award was introduced.