The purpose of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) Association Queensland is to promote and reinforce the spirit, reputation, image and competencies of the Corps through its past, present and future members.

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.

RAQ Subscriptions

Annual subscriptions to the RAQ are due by 30 June each year. Subscriptions can be paid using either PayPal (fee free) or EFT by clicking the Icon below and logging in. Renew your subscription for $10 a year or upgrade to Life Subscription for $100.

New members please use the 'Online Registration' link under the Membership banner. All proceeds are used to support and promote the goals of the Association.

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Important Update - Events and Meetings

As previously advised regarding Coronavirus in Australia, we are keeping a watch on the events and advice coming from the State and Federal Governments and Health Authorities.

With limited changes in the restrictions, our usual venue Kedron Wavell Services Club remains closed. Electronic meetings will be held until July or when Queensland Governement relaxes the COVID 19 restrictions to the extent where it is feasible to attend a suitable meeting venue, one that will allow 20+ RAQ members.We have slowly expanded the number of attendees over the past several meetings using Microsoft Teams.

It is planned at this stage these functions will proceed with attendance caps as per the venue requirements:

  • NQ - Tiny Mountain Brewery Townsville Now scheduled for Saturday 11 July 2020 - $25 for RAQ Members, Non-Members $30. Click on this link for more information
  • RAEME Gold Coast Lunch - Mermaid Beach AEME SLSC is still scheduled for Saturday 18 July 2020
  • RAQ Post Virus Function - Port Office Hotel Brisbane Saturday 1st August 2020 - $20 for RAQ members and up to one guest each, Non-Members $25. Click on this link for more information
  • RAEME Reserve/CMF Reunion Sherwood RSL - The organising committee is looking to hold this function possibly in September

Latest details are available on the events page of the website.

Membership & Online Shop

All other web based activities will continue as normal, with online shop items purchased sent out via Australia Post. 

The most important thing for all of us right now is put our family and friends first and look out for your neighbours and mates who may not be as well-resourced.

Please keep interacting with your Association with updates available via our website, weekly emails and through our ‘Contact Us’ page.

Yours Sincerely,

Jeff Signature

Chairman


RAEME In Kabul

Afghanistan June 2020

Pictured are the RAEME currently serving in Kabul at the Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA); left to right. MAJ Ben Cody, COL Steve Cleggett, BRIG Ed Smeaton, CPL David Seymour, MAJ Jason Squires

Serving in a variety of roles, MAJ Ben Cody will shortly conclude his tour as the J1/4 advisor on the Kabul Garrison Command-Advisor Team 6.

COL Steve Cleggett has recently arrived as the Commander what is now the Kabul Joint Command-Advisor Team 7, responsible for advising an Afghan Operational level HQ providing security within Kabul.

BRIG Ed Smeaton is the Deputy Branch Head Operational Sustainment in the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) and also the Commander of Australian Forces in Afghanistan.

CPL David Seymour is the VM attached to the Australian Task Group HQ and is responsible for keeping the fleet of PMVs and Up-armoured SUVs at HKIA on the road.

MAJ Jason Squires works in CSTC-A and provides oversight of a maintenance contract supporting over 100,000 vehicles of the Afghan National Defense and Security Force and for building self-reliance within their integral capability.