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6 November 2019

 

2 April 2019

  • RAE Association Annual General Meeting 2019

20 March 2019

Help needed.

Please visit our Facebook page to support GoFundMe efforts for Gerry Betts

https://www.facebook.com/RAE-Association-Victoria-893405714081186/timeline/



One of our brother Sappers is in need of our help.
Gerry has only days to live and his wife Heather needs help to pay for his funeral. He has been battling cancer for 5.5 years now and the cost of medications has drained their funds.
The cost of the funeral will be around $6,500 and we need to raise $2,500 to cover the shortfall.
Gerry gave 39 years to the Army and the Corps and now needs our help.
Any donations will be most welcome no matter how small.
Thank you.

Duncan Howarth
Treasurer
RAE Assoc of Vic.

Funeral Arrangements- Gerry Betts

Funeral arrangements for Gerald Arthur Betts have been finalized and are as follows - Gerry will be laid to rest on Friday (18th October 2019) at the Shepparton Public Cemetery, Rudd Road, Shepparton at 1.00 PM followed by a Memorial Service at Kittle Bros Funeral Directors, 7986 Melbourne Road, South Shepparton (telephone 5821 2108). Heather has indicated that medals may be worn. Whilst I appreciate it is a long drive could I please ask that if you are available that you attend to say goodbye to our Sapper brother and again if you can help with a small donation towards the cost please go to the GoFundMe Page - Ubique Jim Davis

Sappers at Ex Chong Ju and Anzac Day 2019

New Head of Corps

As many of you would know there has been a change with the Head of Corps (HOC) and I am attaching a letter from our new HOC BRIG John Carey outlining his vision.We wish BRIG Wainwright and his family all the very best in his new adventure.

Regards

Jim

Jim Davis.

Hon Secretary,

RAE Association (Vic) Inc.

Townsville Floods

Hello Fellow Sappers,

I write to all in my capacity as a Director of the RAE Foundation.

None of us could have missed the devastating effect of the recent flood event in Townsville. It therefore wouldn’t surprise you to know that around 40 Sapper families of members of 3 CER were impacted. 3 CER has been offered support for these families from around the Corps and have set up a RTF facility for that support. They have also reached out to the RAE Foundation for support. The RAE Foundation has today offered CO 3 CER a $10,000 immediate impact donation to support families. The Directors have also offered the Foundation’s charitable status as a means by which donors can provide further support to affected families. Donations to the RAE Foundation will receive tax-deductible status and the Foundation will provide raised funds to 3 CER in a coordinated manner, prioritized with the Regimental leadership.

Donations can be made to the Foundation for flood relief purposes using the following details:

BSB: 033 508Acc: 1400 72

Name: Royal Australian Engineers Found

Reference: First name Surname 19FR

A tax-deductible receipt will be issued by the Foundation. Can I ask that we all get the word out around the Corps family and support 3 CER at this time of need.

Cheers,

Wayne Budd W.G. BUDD

BRIG

RAE Foundation

 

HERITAGE ROOM DEVELOPMENT

VIETNAM VETERANS' MUSEUM EXCURSION

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL WREATH LAYING CEREMONY 6JUN18

WATERLOO DINNER 2018

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018

RESERVE FORCES DAY 2018

ANZAC DAY 2018

Waterloo Dinner 2017

Above: RAE Association Victoria Vice President representing the Association and expressing our gratitude to Melbourne High School ACU at the unit’s annual parade 2017.

 

Above:  RAE Association Victoria President Bill Van Ree and Vice President Ted Boltong-Remembrance Day 2017

Above:  Sappers turn out for the dedication of Sapper Lane at the Repatriation Hospital 

Above:  22 Engineer Regiment Commanding Officer Hand Over Take Over Parade

Reserve Forces Day 2017

RAE Association (Vic) and 22 Engineer Regiment On Parade-ANZAC DAY 2017

Serving Sappers

A full report on ANZAC Day 2017 including a response to issues arising from the early step off during the Melbourne Commemorative March will be provided in the next edition of Sapper Summit.

Association Visits Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering 12 Mar 16