The original source of the following article is from the Australian War Memorial (https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/speeches/75th-anniversary-royal-australian-electrical-and-mechanical-engineers)

75th Birthday Parade - Corps of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Welcome Address

Friday, 1 December, 2017

Parade Ground, Australian War Memorial

Wing Commander (Ret'd) Sharon Bown

MAJGEN Burr, Deputy Chief Army, Distinguished guests.

To the men, women and families, past and present, of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

On behalf of the Director, Dr Brendan Nelson and the Chairman of the Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, Welcome to the AWM on this momentous occasion – the 75thBirthday Parade of the Corps of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

In conducting my research to deliver speeches such as this, I have the very privileged access to Australia’s finest military historians. Men and women who work tirelessly to aid the Memorial in its mission to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact upon Australian society. Men and women who work to ensure that your record of service is recorded, and preserved in perpetuity.

Perth put on spectacular weather for the dawn service and the march.  The march was well attended as well as the after march function.  A special thanks to the committee members that put in another stellar effort for another successful function!  It was great to catch up and see a few face that we have not see for a while!

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Australian War Memorial honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ex-serving members in new exhibit – For Country, for Nation

The Australian War Memorial has opened a new exhibition, For Country, for Nation, commemorating and exploring the military experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Indigenous Australians have served with honour among our military forces. The exhibition comprises a diverse range of art, objects, photographs and stories from across Australia that demonstrate their service.

For Country, for Nation is thematic in structure. Stories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience during wartime and peace are told under the following themes:

- we remember

- warrior strength, diplomats patience

- all heroes, our stories

- communities on the front line

- full rights as citizens

- our cultures continue.

The exhibition will be on display for the next year. For more information visit the Australian War Memorial website https://www.awm.gov.au/ 

 Oringinal Article was supplied from DVA E News.  Click HERE to see this article and others.

 

MilArt16s

Due to the ongoing success of the Military Art Program, the schedule for September - December 2016 is no out!

The Military Art Program Australia is a not for profit organisation developed from a desire to provide access to greater services and free classes in arts, for the benefit of current and former serving Defence Force veterans

The classes cater for skills from beginners to advanced allowing maximum participation and learning for all levels. No experience is necessary, whether you have been experimenting with art for a while, or you have never picked up a pencil or a brush before, these classes will provide skills and techniques for all skill sets with the focus to experience art.

Classes are conducted in relaxed environments, with like minded people from a familiar background. If you are current or former serving Defence personnel, we encourage you to give this a try. Your attendance will also encourage and support other veterans or mates to participate, who may be suffering as a result of service.

Clicke HERE to view the schedule and registration information