As part of the 110th birthday celebrations for Army’s Corps of Royal Australian Engineers, the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE) Foundation was proud to officially launch its new website on 1st July 2012.

Created to support the cause of Australia’s past and present Sappers, the website will be a key part of promoting the Foundation’s message and aims.

“The Sapper community in Australia has a proud tradition of service to our nation,” said (retired) Colonel John Wertheimer, Chairman of the RAE Foundation. “The Foundation seeks to honour that tradition while looking to serve the interests of current and future Sappers and their families.”

“Our suite of programs includes welfare support programs for soldiers who are injured and the families of those killed while serving. We also work with industry to find employment opportunities for soldiers who can no longer serve, but still have valuable skills for employers. We see this as a hand-up for the soldier, rather than a hand-out,” said John Wertheimer.

“Sappers are a tight-knit community and always have been. The Foundation is one way for those of us who have served to give something back to the Corps, and to those serving soldiers who are writing its history today.”