Corp History Book - Update


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.

Workshop Mechanic - Job Opportunity

Weatherford is one of the largest diversified upstream oilfield service companies in the world. Our global network includes approximately 58,000 people, 1000 service bases, 87 manufacturing facilities, and 16 technology and training centers in more than 100 countries. Our products and services span the lifecycle of a well, including drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention

We are looking to recruit a Workshop Mechanic, to be based in our purpose-built facility in Malaga, for our Rig Systems Services (RSS) operations, which is a sub-product line of Tubular Running Services (TRS). Your role will be to perform mechanical repair, overhaul and commissioning of all Weatherford TRS mechanised equipment to the Global TRS work instruction requirements. Assist in preparing for load-out, inspect, clean and refurbish equipment for future use, as well as ensuring that a safe and efficient environment is maintained.

TAC Markings

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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Professionals Centenary Breakfast, proudly supporting Soldier On - Hyatt Perth April 2015


Please find attached (Click HERE) a flyer inviting you (and anyone else in your network) to a charity breakfast at the Hyatt Perth on 24th April 2015.

Professionals are proudly sponsoring the event with all proceeds going towards Soldier On.

Feel free to use the hyperlink in the document to book your seat or contact me directly.

Should you wish to book a table of ten, select 10 seats and enter the promotion code “TABLE” at checkout to receive the appropriate discount.

Tables are filling fast, book now so you don’t miss out – if you have already booked a table, we will see you on the 24th!

EOI ARES- RILO Call for Nomination

Dear AICAB Members,

I seek your personal support in recommending quality applicants (and encouraging to apply) for the positions 8 x Regional Indigenous Liaison Officer and 4 x Command Indigenous Liaison Officers. Please don't hesitate to contact me (or have interested parties contact me) with any questions. The attachments contain duty statements, selection criteria and selection processes.

To view the signal click HERE.  And to view the selection criteria click HERE.

Applications close 11 May 15, however positions do not commence until Jan 2016. There is ample time before commencement for Standby Reserve members to become active and for those transitioning from ARA to be ready.

Please note that applicants do not need to be Indigenous to apply, but should have an interest in community engagement and stakeholder management.

This message will also be distributed via the RIN, FORCENET, to the APCDs that handle members transitioning to the Reserve and many other distribution lists.

With thanks for your support.

Major Kristy Hudson | OC RILO
Regional Indigenous Liaison Officer Network
Army Personnel Support Centre | Army Headquarters
(02) 6265 2238 | 0423 801 619 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | R8-7-006
PO Box 7909 Canberra BC ACT 2610

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