The Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) Association Queensland Inc is a not for profit volunteer organisation, supporting the RAEME National Network by providing leadership to, and a focal point for, all RAEME affiliated Associations in Queensland, by promoting and recognising the corps and its achievements via independent memorial, celebratory, social, fundraising, sporting and other activities.
The goals of the Association are to:
- Promote the Corps' identity and reputation in Queensland
- Recognise and celebrate achievements of members of the Corps in Queensland
- Provide a focal point for Corps activities in Queensland
The role of the RAEME is to ensure maximum operational availability of equipment to enable the commander to win the land battle. RAEME is a technical corps tasked with the maintenance of the Army's modern hardware and equipment. More on the Corps can be found at this link.
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Meetings and Functions
Are held on the first Wednesday of each month excluding January, the latest information is on the Events page.
Corps 81st Birthday
On Friday 1 December, the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps celebrates its birthday, marking a significant milestone in its distinguished history. This occasion serves as a momentous tribute to the men and women who have contributed their expertise and dedication to the Corps over the last 81 years. Established to provide crucial support for the Australian Army during World War II, ensuring the functionality and reliability of its electrical and mechanical equipment, RAEME has played a pivotal role in maintaining the operational readiness of the military. The celebrations today will feature a range of events, including sports, commemorations and gatherings, allowing members to reflect on their shared accomplishments, uphold traditions and strengthen the bonds that define our unique camaraderie.
The celebrations also provide an opportunity to recognise outstanding achievements and exemplary service within the RAEME community with a number of Corps members receiving awards. Congratulations to those members.
Overall, the anniversary not only marks the Corps' rich history, but also reinforces its vital role in supporting the ADF and ensuring the effectiveness of its capabilities for the challenges that lie ahead.
Happy 81st Birthday!
Arte et Marte
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- Two sizes to choose from
- 200D Polyester
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Pictured above: Luncheon members and guests and MC Clarrie Sanders
A great afternoon with terrific company as the Darling Downs chapter of the RAEME Association Queensland gathered at the Toowoomba City Golf Club to celebrate the 81st Anniversary of the formation of the Corp.
Many local old’s & bold of the Corps and those that travelled significant distance to attend. We welcomed Ed & Simone Smeaton, Ed is the National Representative Colonel Commandant of the Corp. Pete Mathews, President of the RAEME Association Queensland and an honourable mention to Dave Roberts for towing a van from Esperance W.A in under eight days to attend.
Pictured above: L-R BRIG Ed Smeaton and Liz Fitzgibbon cut the cake. Members and guests at the Luncheon.
Our hosts, the City Golf Club, were giving away a Mazda CX-60 on the day, and one needed to be present to claim the prize, so as you can imagine, the place was well packed with lots of PA announcements on the draw, interrupting our gathering and becoming quite annoying. This situation was almost forgiven when one of our members picked up a $500 cash prize during the afternoon. Unfortunately, all the people at our gathering went home in the cars they arrived in…
Pictured above: L-R Dave & Val Roberts, Alf Vanderhorst, Steve Jones & Dennis Flanagan
A very social gathering with a couple of short updates on Corps happenings from the Col Comdt. Then an update of what’s going on inside the RAQ from Pete Mathews, before Ed and Liz, one of our early ‘Lady Tradies’, cut the 81st RAEME birthday cake, produced by Kate’s Kreations' in Toowoomba. We then drew the three lucky door prizes, each a $50 gift voucher courtesy of the RAQ Gift Shop.
Thanks go to:
Our hosts, the Toowoomba City Golf Club for the exclusive use of the Ambrose Deck on such a very busy day.
- Kate’s Kreations Toowoomba, for a very special cake.
- RAQ for funding support and the generous donation of the lucky door prizes.
- All those that worked to make it happen and everyone that attended to make it a great day out.
More photos of the day are on the RAQ Photo Galley Page.
Pictured above: A craftsman inspects the tail rotor on one of the first three of 40 UH-60M Black Hawks which have commenced flying operations.
The first three of a planned fleet of 40 UH-60M Black Hawks have commenced flying operations prior. The Black Hawks will operate from Holsworthy in Western Sydney and Oakey in South East Queensland. Black Hawks provide Army with the modern, credible and sustainable Aviation capability it needs to meet the contemporary challenges of warfare. The next tranche of Black Hawk helicopters is expected early 2024.
Image and article courtesy of Defence