Corps of Royal Australian Engineers
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 20 January 2001. Corrected and updated 24.09.2004
Corps of Royal
Australian Engineers
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
1902.07.01 Corps of Engineers
formed by amalgamation of engineer corps of the states
  1907.09.27 Australian Engineers
  1920 Australian Survey Corps absorbed as the Survey Section RAE
  1925 Signal Service separated to form Australian Corps of Signallers
  1932 Survey Section separated to form Australian Survey Corps
1936.01.31 Corps of Royal Australian Engineers
formed by union of Regular and CMF units
Corps of Royal Australian Engineers (Army site)
History of the Royal Australian Engineer Corps (Museum site)
Battle Honours and Locations of Units of the Australian Engineers During the Great War of 1914-1918, by Edward de Santis
1st Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (7 Brigade site) [internet archive]
  3rd Combat Engineer Regiment
  4th Combat Engineer Regiment
  5th Combat Engineer Regiment
  8th Combat Engineer Regiment
  3rd Field Squadron, 9th Combat Engineer Regiment
  35th Field Squadron, 11th Combat Engineer Regiment
13th Field Squadron, 13th Combat Engineer Regiment (Army site)

Note: battle honours are not awarded to this corps.

Note: this corps does not carry Colours.
1953.06.02 HM Queen Elizabeth II
Royal Australian Engineers, by Edward de Santis.
Motto: Ubique; Quo fas et gloria ducunt
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:

Royal Australian Engineers Foundation
Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering,
Regimental Journal:
Full Histories:
McNicoll, Ronald. The Royal Australian Engineers. [Vol. 1], The colonial engineers, 1835-1902. Canberra : Published by the Corps Committee of the Royal Australian Engineers, 1977. ISBN 0959687114
McNicoll, Ronald. The Royal Australian Engineers. [Vol. 2], Making and breaking, 1902-1919. Canberra : Published by the Corps Committee of the Royal Australian Engineers, 1979. ISBN 0959687122
McNicoll, Ronald. The Royal Australian Engineers. [Vol. 3], Teeth and tail, 1919-1945. Canberra : Corps Committee of the Royal Australian Engineers, Year: 1977-1999 Description: v. : ill. ; 24 cm. Language: English Contents: v. [1] McNicoll, R. 1835 to 1902, the colonial engineers. ISBN 0959687130
Greville, P.J. The Royal Australian Engineers. [Vol. 4], 1945 to 1972 : Paving the Way. Canberra : Corps Committee of the Royal Australian Engineers, 2003. ISBN 1876439742
The Royal Australian Engineers. [Vol. 5], 1972 to 2002 {research in progress}
State and Colonial Units:
McKinnon, R.J. History of the NSW Corps of Engineers, 1869-1901. [publication details unknown]
Youl, Rob. Swan Street sappers, 1860-1996 : a history of the Engineer Training Depot, Swan Street, Melbourne and of Sappers in Victoria. Oakleigh, South Vic. : Headquarters Logistic Support Force Engineers committee, 1996. ISBN: 0646065912
Water Transport:
Soldiers at sea Mk II : an unofficial history of the maritime units of the Australian Army. Australian Water Transport Association. Strathfield, NSW. : Australian Water Transport Association, 1992. ISBN: 0646048805
First World War :
Lawrence, Cyril ; East, Ronald, Sir. The Gallipoli diary of Sergeant Lawrence of the Australian Engineers 1st AIF, 1915. Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1981.
Chatto, R.H. The Seventh Field Company (Field Engineers) AIF, 1915-1918. Sydney : Smith Newspapers Ltd., 1936
History of the 10th Field Company of Engineers, AIF. Melbourne : Gill & Hambly Printers, 1919.
History of the 11th Field Company, Australian Engineers, AIF. London : War Narratives Publishing Co., 1919.
Woodward, O.H. Notes on the work of the Australian Tunneling Company in France : Operations carried out by the First Australian Tunneling Company. [reprinted from The Proceedings of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, series 37, 1920]
Second World War:
Corps of the Royal Australian Engineers in the Second World War 1939-1945. Melbourne : The Specialty Press Pty Ltd., [1946?]
Peck, Lindsay J. Sappers of the Silent Seventh. [s.l.] : 7th Division Engineers Association, 1989.
Ward-Harvey, Ken. The Sappers at war with Ninth Australian Division Engineers. Vol. 1, 1939-1945. Coffs Harbour, NSW : Sakoga Pty Ltd., 1989.
Ward-Harvey, Ken. The Sappers's war : with 9 Australian Division Engineers, 19139-1945. Newcastle, NSW : Sakoga Pty Ltd., 1992.
Robertson, L.J. The bridge is gapped : Sappers at war with Nippon as combatants and captives. Grafton, NSW : K.D. Murray Productions, 1980.
Davidson, Reginald. With courage high : the history of the 2/8th Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, 1940-1946. Melbourne : G.W. Green & Sons, [1946?]
Bourne, Jack ; Lavery, Jack. A purple patch : a history of the 10th Field Company Royal Australian Engineers (A.I.F.) 1940-1945. Melbourne : 10th Field Co. R.A.E. (A.I.F.) Association, 1991. ISBN: 0646070762
Franke, Carl S. Mad Mick's mob : a history of the 15th Australian Field Company R.A.E. (A.I.F.). [Mentone, Vic. : 15th Australian Field Company Engineers Association], 1995. ISBN: 0646247344
Blair, Hazel ; Lane, June. The Royal Australian Engineers in Oatley Park, 1942 to 1943. Hurstville, N.S.W. : Hurstville Historical Society, 1992. ISBN: 0949733172
Soldiers at sea : an unofficial history of the Australian Water Transport Units of the Royal Australian Engineers, 2nd A.I.F., with anecdotes written by men who were part of that history. [Sydney] : Australian Water Transport Association (NSW Branch), 1990. ISBN: 0646007149
Stapleton, Austin. In all respects ready : the small ships companies of Water Transport, Royal Australian Engineers. Victoria : Pegasus Public Relations, 1982.
James, H. J. (Jack). Under the red anchor : the story of 3 Australian Army Water Transport, TPT (S.C.) GP RAE A.I.F. Melbourne : Jack James, 1996. ISBN: 064630402X
Pearn, John Hemsley. Watermen of war : a history of No. 43 Australian Water Transport Company (Landing Craft) AIF, of the Royal Australian Engineers. Brisbane : Amphion Press for the University of Queensland, 1993.
Other Wars:
Vann, Kevin J. Bridging the gap : the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment in Timor, 1999-2000. Loftus [N.S.W.] : Australian Military History Publications, 2001. ISBN: 1876439556