Madras Engineers Group and Centre in Bengaluru celebrated its formation day
- It came into existence on September 30, 1780 under the British Indian army.
- Originally known as the Madras Sappers, they were part of the Madras Presidency Army of the British Raj.
- They hold the distinction of being the oldest Corps of Engineers.
- The Madras Sappers are fondly addressed as Thambis.
- They have drawn attention during the annual Republic Day parade.