106 Field Workshop RAEME | 106 Field Workshop
Our beginnings guide the future. - Arte Et Marte
106 Fd Wksp RAEME was established on the 1st November 1968 as a response to improve the battle worthiness and damage recovery of the fighting equipment of the 1st Australian Task Force operating from their forward operational base at Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy Province of South Vietnam (SVN).
The workshop’s high reputation earned in the SVN operational theatre between 1968 and 1971 was founded in the strength, conviction, sacrifice and successful performance of the regular soldiers and national servicemen who manned the Unit during those years.
Most of the Unit's soldiers were from the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) but these men were supported by soldiers from the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC), the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC), the Australian Army Catering Corps (AACC) and other miscellaneous Army Corps personnel from time to time.
In Australian Army historical terms, 106 Fd Wksp is a young unit. Over its more recent history within Australia, the unit has had to endure disbandment then reinstatement as well as substantial organisational and role changes. Regardless, it is proud of what it has achieved in its short history. Wherever 106 or its untitled successor elements was located in Australia with defined repair and support responsibilities, these were always executed with a lot of heart and sweat to meet exacting standards.
The high performance traits of 106 developed in its foundation years in SVN have been adopted as the standards guidelines for the workshop now formally established as 106 Fd Wksp 7 CSSB.
Our beginnings will continue to guide the future for 106.