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23 February 2017

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The Ringwood RSL is a strong supporter of the RAE Association Vic.  The Association is happy to promote this initiative to enable serving and retired service personnel the opportunity to meet in a friendly, social environment.  Friends and families are welcome to join service members after the function to enjoy live music in the Sports Bar.

Waterloo Dinner 2017

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.


The RAE Association (Vic) recently received this message from the VVA (Vic).  It is published along with a link for the interest of members.  The RAE Association (Vic) does not have a policy on this issue at this point in time.  The attached message and link are published for the interest of members and readers.

Hi Everyone,  Attached is a Petition request relating to the above matter. The Civilian Medical Staff served in Vietnam from 1964 until 1972.

Although having served their time in a War zone they are still not entitled to a GOLD CARD. We ask for your help in this matter by Signing

this petition and hopefully making this a reality for these wonderful people who took the time and Volunteered to helping others. We ask also

to forward this to family, friends and anyone else you feel is able in making this possible.


Kindest regards


George Skell


Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia - Victoria

Click here to see the petition.


Association Visits Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering 12 Mar 16


Ringwood RSL Remembrance Day Service 2016.

Soldiers from 22 Engineer Regiment

Representing the RAE Association Victoria- Vice President Bill Van Ree (left) and Sapper Summit Editor, Graeme Lambert (right)

Representing RAE Southern Region Corps Committee, RAE Association Committee Members, Margaret Handte and Eric Howatt.

Lest We Forget

RAE Association Recognizes Melbourne High School Army Cadets

Melbourne High School Army Cadet Unit, again supported the RAE Association on Anzac Day 2016 by carrying the Association's banner.  The cadets performed an outstanding job and their turnout was a credit to them and to their ACU.  On 13 October 2016, RAE Association President, LTCOL Colin Bowater RFD (Retd), attended the Melbourne High School ACU Annual Parade as the Reviewing Officer.  Colin used the occasion to present framed photographs of the 2016 Anzac Day Parade to each of the participating cadets and to OC MHS ACU, CAPT (AAC) Stephen Huysing. The RAE Association Victoria looks forward on an ongoing and mutually supportive relationship with the Melbourne High School Army Cadet Unit.


Great success.  The RAE Association - Victoria participated in the Melbourne Anzac Day march on ANZAC Day 2015.  Eighty sappers prodly marched behind the Association's banner on this, the 101th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during World War 1. The Association was ably assisted by six cadets from the Melbourne High School Army Cadet Unit who were a credit to themselves and their unit, displaying good military bearing.

The RAE Association provides all sappers, regardless of campaign or unit affiliations, a place to march proudly on ANZAC Day.  The committee was encouraged by the initial turn out and looks forward to more sappers participating in future ANZAC DAy marches.

The Assocation wishes to thank LTCOL David Blackwell (Ret'd), the RSL Chief Marshall and the staff of the Melbourne High School ACU for their assistance in making our first ANZAC Day participation, such a success.

A pictorial record of Anzac Day 2016 is provided in Sapper Summit 94

MAJGEN John Cantwell (Ret'd) Launches "Watson's Pier"

Please visit this web site for more information on this significant, relevant and highly recommended work:

Below is information on upcoming events at which Joshua will be speaking about Watson’s Pier. In addition to those listed, he has events at Williamstown, Bendigo and Clunes coming up in 2015, for which details will be available in due course.


Melbourne: Joshua Funder discusses Watson’s Pier with Maxine McKew

When: Thursday 23 April, 6.30pm

Where: at the Provincial Hotel, 299 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

RSVP by email: 



Sydney: Joshua Funder discusses Watson's Pier with Janelle Berents

When: Thursday 30 April, 6.30pm

Where: at Berkelouw Books, 19 Oxford St, Paddington 2021

Bookings essential: 



Sydney: Writers At Stanton - Joshua Funder discusses Watson’s Pier

When: Friday 1 May, 1.00pm

Where: Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney

Bookings essential:


AGM 2016

The Royal Australian Engineers Association (Vic) Inc AGM was conducted on 12 April 2016 at the Ringwood Depot.  The AGM was well attended.  LTCOL W. (Bill) Van Ree (Retd) was elected as Vice President of the Association.  Don Hughes has changed his role to heading up the Association's Historical Sub Committee.  The minutes of the AGM will be posted on this web site as soon as they are produced.