Australian American Association Dinner and Dance

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It's at Swanbourne Beach - a real gem - arguably the best stretch of beach in metro Perth - the course is 2.5 km of pristine super-soft sand - that's 5 km per loop. Oh lordy!

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PROGRESS REPORT ON ‘WITH SKILL AND FIGHTING – CRAFTSMEN OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY 1942-2014’ DATED 14 FEB 15

I advised on 23 Nov 14 that the final manuscript for the CHP book was with the publishers, and a number of our team were completing the final editing process collaboratively with them – see the attached email.

I am happy to report the book has now been provided to the printers, who advise that the printing will be completed by late March and delivered in bulk to the Corps Cell Bandiana by mid-April.

Given this firmer time-line, I have recommended to the HOC, BRIG Andrew Mathewson that the project team continue:

  • with the on-line sales process over the next few months, and subsequently, the HOC Cell commence the distribution of the books as soon as they are able, following receipt of the books at Bandiana, in April 2015;
  • to schedule the book launch activities at the AWM, for either 11 June (in the week of the Queen’s Birthday holiday) or the next week of June 2015 – BRIG Mathewson has agreed to manage this aspect of the book’s progress with assistance from COL Tom Reynolds the COL COMDT – NSW/ACT, and that the launch will include the AWM’s ‘Last Post Ceremony’ and other activities to which a number of people will be invited. COL Reynolds is currently looking at the availability of the AWM for the launch, on the aforementioned dates, and the best method for conducting the ‘Last Post Ceremony’, to make the launch very special; and
  • I will continue to provide progress reports to you (our purchasers and sponsors) as the book’s delivery dates are firmed, and as the AWM launch activities become clearer.

Thank you once again for all your patience – we can all now see the finish line more clearly.

Late news: HOC BRIG Mathewson in collaboration with COL Tom Reynolds and after consultation with the AWM, has agreed don a book launch date of 15 Jul 15. More detail will follow.

Hello dear folks of RAEME,

I am making an enquiry regarding what physical signage and TAC markings would have been on engineers trucks during the Second World War. I am currently restoring a 1942 Ford CMP truck in the livery of my Fathers infantry battalion, and will soon be acquiring another truck that I wish to present as an engineers vehicle of some type. My Son Bryce enlisted late last year, and after marching out from Kapooka in January, is now a member of RAEME at Bandiana where he is about to commence his training as a vehicle mechanic. My Wife and I are extremely proud of his chosen career, and with that in mind I would like to restore my second vehicle in his honour, and to acknowledge the contribution the Corp have made to Australias military history. I had hoped to buy a copy of the RAEME book and search for the information myself, but was disappointed (but not surprised) to see it has sold out.

I would greatly appreciate any information or photos you can provide.

Sincerely yours,

Anthony (Tony) Baker
Military Vehicle Restorer
Queensland, Australia.

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