100 YEARS OF ENGINEERING
The Royal Australian Engineers Association of W.A. Inc was formed shortly after World War 1. Correspondence held in our archives date back to 1926.
Originally the Association was set up for Officers and Senior NCOs from World War 1 and joined by World War 11 Officers and Senior NCO. In the 1970s and early 1980’s the numbers decreased until there were very few members remaining.
In 1992, the late Mick Ryan started to reinvigor the Association by opening up the membership to all ranks. Membership grew to include Officers and Sappers of all ranks from all overseas conflicts and members who did not serve overseas but were a part of the Corps as Regular and ARes Sappers.
The Association currently has 6 life members, 212 members and 14 honorary members (World War 2 veterans and widows). The numbers change periodically as new members join and sadly as members pass on.
Our annual general meeting and periodic meetings are held at the Ryan Club in 13 Field Squadron’s lines at Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta WA. The AGM is the first meeting after 30th June each year.
Committee meetings are held at the request of the President.