The Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) Association Queensland Inc is a not for profit volunteer organisation, supporting the RAEME National Network by providing leadership to, and a focal point for, all RAEME affiliated Associations in Queensland, by promoting and recognising the corps and its achievements via independent memorial, celebratory, social, fundraising, sporting and other activities.
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.
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.
Meetings and Functions
Are held on the first Wednesday of each month excluding January, the latest information is on the Events page.
Limited edition 2024 RAEME Rum will be available to everyone shortly!
The RAQ Executive recently helped Master distiller Alex bottle the latest batch of 2024 RAEME Rum. All Members received an email on how to purchase these limited-edition bottles! (If you don't have it check your Spam folder).
Above: RAQ Exec and Master Distiller Alex (centre) from Milton Distillery with Bottle No.1. The Exec Team spend time hand crafting every single bottle! Our new RAQ Rum!
This rum has been handcrafted in Queensland by Milton Distillery, blending the Corps and Distillers principles of innovation and creativity. This unique spirit uses a vapour infusion method influenced by gin distillers, making it one of the first vapour infused cane spirits on the market. This spirit will change your perception of rum.
All RAQ Members receive a $10 discount off the full price of every bottle purchased. Normal retail price has also been reduced from $95 to $90, RAQ Members pay just $80 using the supplied discount code.
Added Member BONUS!
Every Financial RAQ Member who purchases a bottle of 2024 RAEME Rum between now and 22 March 2024 (or earlier if stock sells out), will go into the draw to win Bottle No.1. Hot tip: Get in quick the last batch sold out in six days!
Above: L-R - Duane Maggenti, Mathew Armstrong, Lyndsay Mariner, Dean Goninan, Dane Marsh, Squiz Taylor
Another fantastic turnout for the RAQ NQ faithfull, this time at the Bohle Barn Hotel. Around 50 people belatedly welcomed in the New Year on a balmy Townsville afternoon. Tall stories were regaled, refreshments flowed, bar snacks were consumed and mateships renewed. Jason Handsaker won yet another meat tray on offer before gifting it to Fred Read for being an all-round nice guy (see what I did there Fred?)
Above L-R - Allison Bird & Fred Read (Allison scored Fred's RAEME Hawaiian shirt!.)
We had six new RAQ members sign up on the day and wouldn’t you know it, one of them took out the members draw. Well done to SGT Warren “Squiz” Taylor on winning back your lifetime membership cost of $100.
Above: Winner of $100 Member draw for Feb 24 - SGT Warren Squiz Taylor
Next up is ANZAC Day 25 Apr 24 at Flynn’s Irish Bar in Flinders’ Street, for an early start after the Dawn service before the march down the Strand. Look for the RAEME Banner at the form-up point at Strand Park, then we all head back to Flynn’s for the solemn remembrance part of the day.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Go to the the RAQ Photo Gallery for all the pics.
RAQ ANZAC Day Commemorations - Brisbane & Townsville
ANZAC Day is just a couple of months away. Important details are as follows:
- Order of March: RAQ is Group 7 (Section F).
- Time: RAQ Members are asked to be in location at the Form Up Point at 1030h
- Step Off: 1105h
- FUP: The Form Up Point is EXACTLY the same spot as last year (Corner Mary and George Streets). The map below details the Form Up Point
- Buggies: Buggies are available for those who require assistance. To book a buggy please contact
Brisbane Post March Function
Above: Members and guests at the 2023 function - Brisbane
The good news is we have confirmed the post March Brisbane function will be held at the Port Office Hotel. The private RAEME function at the Port Office will be open from 1100h and the Buffet Meal will be served from approximately 1200-1400h on the day.
This is our most popular event of the year and we strongly encourage you to pre-purchase a ticket as the simplest and cheapest way to attend. Pre-purchasing gets you into the event. Ticket sales on the day will be full price and will be available soon.
Drinks will be available for purchase using either a drink voucher or purchased across the bar along with a buffet meal for purchased tickets.
Important note: Due to Liquor Licence conditions. Entry is restricted to ticket holders only until 1400hrs.
Townsville March and Function
Above: Members and guests at the 2023 parade - Townsville
An invitation is extended to all current and past members of the Corps and friends of RAEME to attend our Annual ANZAC Day March & Function.
Parade behind our RAQ Tri-Colour Banner and see it flying proudly!
- Where - Flynn’s Hotel - Must wear something RAEME for entry.
- What - from 0600-0830h & after the March 0930-1330h
- Townsville City March - RAEME FUP for ANZAC DAY North Ward, Strand Park, approx 0900h step off
We're looking forward to seeing you there.
Robert 'Tank' Pontifex
RAQ NQ -