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Mon, 05/12/2016
What now? Nearly fifty years on from Vietnam The first article on this page gives a synopsis of 106 Fd Wksp when established and as it lives on in the form of a titled subunit of 106 Fd Wksp 7CSSB. The 50 th anniversary of the founding of the unit in Vietnam will be upon us in 2018. Celebrations for this will be held in Brisbane in 2018. More detail on this will come in time. As a precursor to the actual celebration of the “50 years” mark in 2018 Lt Col John Strachan (Rtd), the Association’s President, gave an address and presentation of some significance at a 106 reunion dinner at Frankston...Read More
Tue, 22/03/2016
Taking on the gun rebuild was a risky endeavour from both an operational and a technical perspective as 1ATF was concurrently completing preparations to return to Australia but still needed to have a high level of accurate fire support available at call! Read the whole article. Image: The Rebuild TeamRead More
Wed, 23/12/2015
Welcome to the December 2015 edition of the 106 FdWksp Assn. Newsletter. Image: CFN Will Snoaks being presented with the 2014 Norm Hicks-Hall Award by OC 106FdWksp SVN ('69--'70), Maj. Claude Palmer Read the whole articleRead More
Thu, 10/12/2015
"106 in the SVN years" The Traditions Continue ... UNWINDING Read the whole article.Read More
Wed, 08/07/2015
Major John Sinclair (as he was when OC 106 Fd Wksp SVN) was a standout soldier and personal friend. He always had his men in mind even after he retired. Not many people would know that besides being the creator of what is now the "106 Fd Wksp SVN Website" he was also responsible for the birth of www.raeme.net. This site started about 35 years ago when my old friend then Lt. Col. John Sinclair, and I were having a yarn and John suggested that we should try and save the army inventing the wheel again. John had the knowhow of computers and said he would set up a website and it would be my job to...Read More
Sat, 07/03/2015
Further to the “Vale Ron ‘Scrubby’ Dyne” topic on the Forum: Ron (Scrubby) Dyne, a prominent RAEME identity, who started out as an Army apprentice and retired as a LTCOL after 31 years’ service before engaging in a prominent career in local government in Gympie Queensland, passed away recently. Association member, Jim Hislop, has asked other members to give consideration to supporting the ‘naming’ proposal cited in the article from the Gympie Times on 3 Mar 2015. The funeral details and tributes can be read in the extract from the Gympie Times. Read the whole article.Read More
Sun, 28/12/2014
This is an article about the Men of Long Son - read the full story in a brochure article assembled by Steve Cartner, the officer who led the patrol. There is also a Forum Topic started by Association President, John Strachan, about the statement describing 106 Fd Wksp as a TFMA unit.Read More
Fri, 10/10/2014
Beautiful Hobart and what a great Reunion. The best of people - 106ers and partners - turned out and fielded a parade of about 100. The Friday night's Meet & Greet went really well with the traditional renewals of comradeships; and thanks to Vince (Enzo) Iannuzzi who shared his 'Wrest Point Bonus' and put $100 over the bar! Saturday daytime was spent sight-seeing around Hobart and doing things with smaller groups of mates and partners. The dinner that night saw some good food, conversation and nostalgic slideshow of 'the way we were and what we did'. Special thanks to Steve Cartner who...Read More