RAE Association (Vic) Events Calendar 2018

Please check this web site regularly as event details will be displayed here as soon as they are known.  Event details will also be advised in Sapper Summit and on the Association's Facebook page.


Wreath Laying and Dawn Services

The RAE Association Victoria will participate in the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and wreath laying at the Ringwood Clock Tower, Maroondah Highway Ringwood from 0530 on 25 April 2018.

The Association will also participate in the Ringwood RSL ANZAC march, service and wreath laying on 22 April.

Please see opposite for details of the Melbourne ANZAC Day Commemorative March on 25 April 2018.  Members should note that in 2018, our step of time and FUP will be different to that of previous years.

Members should also be aware that it is highly likely that our step off time will be brought forward on the day so members are advised to be in the vicinity of the FUP well before the scheduled step off time.  Many well recall that march timings were changed at the last minute in 2017 and as a result, many members missed the opportunity to march with the Association.  Please be ready to step off well ahead of the scheduled time.


ANZAC DAY 2018  The RAE Association (Vic) will participate in the Melbourne 2018 ANZAC Day Commemoration March. Forming up details have been published in the RSL Magazine "Mufti".

RAE Association - Assembly Point is Flinders Street (west-north side) Step off is 1025. Please assemble 60 minutes prior to step off. There is a chance the step off time will be brought forward on the day, so we should be ready to march well ahead of the scheduled time.

All sappers, regardless of unit, campaign, ARA/Ares are welcome to march behind the RAE Association's banner.

Melbourne High School AAC has kindly offered to provide AAC members to assist with our banner.

The RAE Association (Vic) participates in the Melbourne Anzac Day Commemorative March and Service with the permission of the Victorian RSL.  Those who march with the Association on 25th Aprilare expected to conform to the RSL's ANZAC Day protocols.  These can be accessed via the link on this page.

As in 2017, the RAE Association will also participate in the Ringwood RSL Commemorative march and service on Sunday 22 April 2017. The FUP is in the carpark on the corner of New Street and Maroondah....formerly "Target Square". Form up at 0930 hrs. All sappers are invited to join the RAE Association for this ANZAC commemorative march and service.

Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony 2018

In 2017, the RAE Association Victoria, attended the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial on the 7th June to lay wreaths in memory of all sappers who have served the nation.  We chose this date in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the mining of Hill 60 in the Ypres Salient during World War 1.

We will participate in the Last Post Ceremony again this year on 7 June.  We believe it is important that our Association pays tribute to all Australian service personnel at the Australian War Memorial.  In particular, we feel it is important that as sappers, we recognize the service and sacrifice of all fellow sappers who have served the nation.

All members and friends are invited to join us at the Australian War Memorial this 7th June.  We will assemble at the entrance to the Australian War Memorial at 1640 hours.  If anyone wishes to attend and to co-ordinate accommodation arrangements in Canberra, please direct enquiries to


22 Construction Regiment and 4 Combat Engineer Regiment- unit history project.  Any help you can provide with this project will be greatly appreciated.  Photos and memorabilia associated with 22 CR or 4CER along with documents and personal stories would add significantly to the work the writing team is undertaking.  If you can help in any way or if you have any questions, your point of contact is CAPT Noel Tipton at 22 Engineer Regiment and Don Hughes for the 4 CER project.

General email enquiries should be forwarded to:

Please see Sapper Summit No 88 for more information on this significant project.

Some Sappers will note that there will be a time gap in the published histories of the RAE in Victoria at the completion of this project.  There are conceptual plans to complete the histories of 7FER, 7ESR and 10 Field Squadron at some future time.  If you have material suitable to these projects, please keep it safe and accessible for future use.

Message from Don Hughes -

Don Hughes is co-ordinating the history writing project for 4 CER.  Don has submitted the following information to provide a more detailed snapshot of this important project.

Fellow Victorian Sappers,

Below is the link to the most recent copy of the “Template” for the history of 4CER.

A similar style has been recommended for the history of 22 Construction Regiment.

We want the two books (4CER and 22 Const Regt) to be in final draft by the end of the year (2015).

To achieve this we need the writing teams (CO & team) to have confirmed by ANZAC DAY they are on track to submit their draft by 16 September 2015  Don

Proposed Unit History Template

RAE Association Victoria President Bill Van Ree presenting the Association’s Annual Awards to 2017 winners SPR Frattin, CPL Eaton and LT Kwitk

Award Winners 2014:



LT Stephanie HOGAN


Award Winners 2015:

SPR William Van Berkel

LCPL Anurag Sharma

LT Simon Duell

Award Winners 2017

SPR Frattin

CPL Eaton

LT Kwitk


The Royal Australian Engineers Association of Victoria will make annual awards to the year's outstanding soldiers from 22 ER in the following categories:

  • best sapper
  • best JNCO
  • best Junior Officer

The awards will be presented at the Regiment's final parade for the year. Winners will be recorded on a special honor board funded by the RAE Southern Region Corps Committee and displayed prominently at 22 Engineer Regiment.  Winners will also be announced in Sapper Summit and on the RAE Association (Vic) web site.

Whilst recognizing and congratulating the award winners, the RAE Association (Vic) also recognizes and congratulates all members of 22 ER for their service to the Regiment, the Corps and the country.


Award Winners 2016

8595025 SPR Daniel Adams

858841 CPL James Coutts

8589345 LT Mark Zanier