Canada Craftsmen at 50!
Ten years ago I wrote, “Insight, pride and perspective can help today’s Craftsmen to do a better job.” It remains the aim of this book.
The book is a Corps of RCEME achievement because writing and producing a Corps history depends on the support from all its members – Regular, Reserve and Retired. Nearly 200 individuals contributed articles, photos or gave interviews. So the book is really the story of a close knit group of men and women who have quietly built up their Regimental traditions and who have worked hard as a strong team which can always be counted on to produce. Six hundred of them are mentioned in the book.
It reflects what people expect from the Corps of RCEME – craftsmanship, professionalism and teamwork. The book will inspire today’s and tomorrow’s Craftsmen to do their best for Canada – and, because it is available in either official language, it will also contribute to Canadian unity.
RCEME Soldiers must often work in the front lines. Their valour under danger has been recognized with many awards for bravery. The book records three dozen such awards and includes the names of over 600 RCEME men and women. It is the story of Canada’s Craftsmen who are proud of their record of achievement in repairing and recovering the army’s equipment under dirty, difficult and dangerous conditions – anywhere, anytime.