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.

This site has been developed as a communication tool for RAEME members in Queensland. All attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied. If any errors or broken links are found, or if you have any item or article for inclusion on these pages, please contact the webmaster.

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All proceeds are used to support and promote the goals of the Association.

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Meetings and Functions

Meeting July 2021 6

We have great news, we are holding physical meetings again. For those who are attending, the latest information is on the Events page.

COVID Restrictions

Members need to abide by the rules of the KWSC with regards social distancing, as is registration using the the Check In QLD App on arrival.

Should restrictions prevent a physical meeting we will revert to an online Teams meeting with selected committee members (invitations will be emailed). All the details will be posted on the Events Page and our website.  

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Reports - Can those submitting reports please ensure it is emailed to the Secretary prior to each meeting.


 

7th Combat Brigade Mourns Loss7 Brigade RAEME Flag

For the past week in the field, the 7th Combat Brigade has mourned the loss of two of our brothers, WO2 Ryan Leslie and CFN Brendon Payne. Two good soldiers and two good men who were loved by all who worked with and knew them.

Lest we forget.

Image and Article Courtesy of Defence


2021 - RAEME Commemorative Port Available To Order

 

Secure your piece of history today!Corps Port 2021

The 2021 RAEME Commemorative Port, is in honour of HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: 1959 - 2021.

The Port is a Small Batch 2018 Vintage Fortified, from Stanton & Killeen Wines in Rutherglen Victoria, which ages very well in the bottle, making it a great opener in years to come - expect a sweet, full bodied style Tawny.

This year’s Port is a fitting selection to compliment the 1986 RAEME Port (also from Stanton & Killeen Wines) which commemorated the presentation of the Prince Philip Banner by HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.

Stock is limited!

Buy now by clicking on the image.

$50 per bottle (inc packaging and postage)

Orders close Monday 1 November 2021.

ALTC Aug 2021

Pictured Above: Colonel James Matchett with Sgt Justin Maher

Throughout the COVID19 restrictions, all training organisations have struggled to find and develop ways to continue to deliver effective training and it has been no different for the Army School of Logistic Operations.

Taking the challenge head on, SGT Justin Maher, as lead instructor for the Subject Two Corporal RAEME course, led changes to the course with the support of industry partner, UNE Partners, then worked his magic with the RAEME network to ensure COVID19 restrictions did not unduly disrupt training.

Despite being unable to run many residential courses down in Bandiana, and with the aid of Unit ASMs, he and his team set up and managed the successful delivery of multiple courses in regional locations without an issue. His efforts will have a lasting impact on course delivery and Army's logistic training capability as a whole and show the potential of #trainingtransformation. His efforts were recently recognised by Colonel James Matchett, the Commandant of the Army Logistic Training Centre, with an Australian Army Bronze Commendation

Image and Article Courtesy of Defence

SC Lunch Sep 2021 7

Pictured Above: COL COMDT’s address the members and guests at the Luncheon.

COL COMDT QLD, COL Steve Evans, delivered an inspiring opening address where he mentioned amongst other things, the great job the Corps has done on operations recently; the need to support our veterans right now given recent circumstances in Afghanistan; expressing publicly his condolences for the recent deaths of WO2 Ryan Leslie and CFN Brendon Payne, in North Queensland; and explaining significant changes to the Corps’ trade structure to accommodate new equipment procurements, emerging technologies and revised work practices in the Corps.

Guests were treated to an interesting and stimulating address from our guest speaker, LTCOL (RETD) Ron Parrello, now GM Dingo Defence, talking about his career, his time working at Rheinmetall and his exciting new appointment helping Defence exploit the benefits provided by Dingo’s cloud-based predictive maintenance systems and technology.

SC Lunch 2021

Pictured Above: The attendees hanging on to every word of the COL COMDT’s thought-provoking address.

The approximately 70 guests enjoyed a terrific luncheon menu, with good friends and despite Covid restrictions, all seemed to have a great afternoon. There were several new faces in attendance and the luncheon convenors, Ross Grant and Mike Prain, look forward to repeating the lunch again in 2022 for old and new alike.

The convenors wish to thank the RAQ Executive for their attendance and financial support. They were also very pleased once again with the support they received from the Maroochy RSL and the very efficient staff who served guests on the day.