From Our Past - Warrant Officer Class 1 Leslie John Hildebrandt

 Lance Corporal Leslie John Hildebrandt in Japan 1946

Japan 1946

WO1 “Guns” Leslie John Hildebrandt enlisted in the regular army from his home town of Bendigo as an apprentice on the 29th May, 1941. He was aged just 15 and he would not have known then, that he was part of the famous ‘first 100’ apprentice entrants into the Australian Army. For more interesting information on the First 100 please check the archives of “The Craftsman” and in particular issues 1 – 3.

Biography - MAJ GEN Andrew John Mathewson AM


Andrew Mathewson joined the Army as an Apprentice Fitter and Turner in 1980.  He entered the Royal Military College in 1986, graduating into the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) in mid 1987.   Early postings were predominantly technical.  

History of 101 Inf.Workshop

Reg Francis is looking to write and record the History of 101 Inf.Workshop, Reg was one of the founding members, He would like to find members who served in the workshop after the set up in Ingleburn.


If you have any photos or stories relating to the unit could you please contact Reg to assist him in documenting the history of the Unit. His contact details are below.

Reg Francis

Update on the CHP book - 'With Skill and Fighting'

Ladies and Gents,

I am pleased to advise that the national launch of our memoir ‘With Skill and Fighting – Craftsmen of the Australian Army 1942-2014’, last week at the Australian War Memorial, was a very successful event. For those who weren’t able to get there, the launch was preceded by the RAEME Corps Seminar, where a key topic, was the commencement of PLAN CENTAUR, a project to review the way RAEME conduct its business on the modern battle field as the Army introduces new equipment, but principally new armoured and protect vehicles. 

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