The RAEME Banner was held high on Sunday the 18th August where it took pride in place at the front of the Vietnam / Battle of Long Tan Day march.  This years march was well attended..

This years formalities recognised the significance of the 53rd anniversary of The Battle of Long Tan however concentrated on the Battle of Binh Bah. The battle occurred 50 years ago and was fundamental to clearing Binh Ba village of a significant enemy force that had been assembled to threaten Nui Dat.

"The Battle of Binh Ba: 6-7 June, 1969. The Battle of Binh Ba, fought 50 years ago on June 6 and 7, 1969 was a key moment in the history of Australian operations in Vietnam and is a prime example of combined arms and joint operations in general, and infantry and armour cooperation in particular." (army.gov.au)  To read more about the battle click HERE.

Unfortunately we had a reduced attendance at lunch (a few late withdrawals due to ill health), however those who attended had a great time.

Horses Mouth

The latest Horse's Mouth Newsletter has just been released.  You can download it from HERE!

This edition covers the AGM, the RAEME Get together, Corps Birthday, Anzac Vigil and Anzac Day events...  This and much more!

Volunteers sought for the RSLWA’s Poppy Project

2018 is the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice and the RSLWA is undertaking a 62,000 Poppy Project to highlight the significance of the occasion.

The 62,000 poppies represent the number of lives lost in World War One and the Project aims to have 62,000 poppies created and installed on the lawns of Kings Park in time for the 11 November Anniversary

Volunteers are sought for the two separate phases of this project; ‘The Creation’ and ‘The Installation’. 

The original source of the following article is from the Australian War Memorial (https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/speeches/75th-anniversary-royal-australian-electrical-and-mechanical-engineers)

75th Birthday Parade - Corps of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Welcome Address

Friday, 1 December, 2017

Parade Ground, Australian War Memorial

Wing Commander (Ret'd) Sharon Bown

MAJGEN Burr, Deputy Chief Army, Distinguished guests.

To the men, women and families, past and present, of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

On behalf of the Director, Dr Brendan Nelson and the Chairman of the Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, Welcome to the AWM on this momentous occasion – the 75thBirthday Parade of the Corps of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

In conducting my research to deliver speeches such as this, I have the very privileged access to Australia’s finest military historians. Men and women who work tirelessly to aid the Memorial in its mission to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact upon Australian society. Men and women who work to ensure that your record of service is recorded, and preserved in perpetuity.