Title: Corps of R.A.E War History 1939 – 1945

Author: Leonard, Major W. (assistance & compilation)

Condition: Very Good – Missing dust jacket and wear to the spine.

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1946


Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 69 pages

Comments: The history of the Royal Australian Engineers in the Second World War 1939 to 45.

The Royal Australian Engineers (RAE) is a corps of the Australian Army (although the word corps does not appear in their name or on their badge). The RAE is ranked fourth in seniority of the corps of the Australian Army, behind the Staff Cadets, Armoured and Artillery Corps. The Corps was formed by the amalgamation of the various colonial engineer corps of the States and territories of Australia in 1902 and since then has served in various conflicts including World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. The Corps has also served on numerous peacekeeping operations and is currently involved in the Australian contribution to the war in Afghanistan.

During the interwar years the RAE maintained a force of 233 regular troops and a militia force of 1,750. With the outbreak of World War II, however, the corps was expanded greatly, eventually reaching a peak of 32,984 men in 1945.

RAE units of the Second Australian Imperial Force and militia served in North Africa, Malaya, New Guinea and Borneo campaigns.

Contains decorations and awards with the decorations and awards supplementary list.

Includes Roll of Honour