One Week in the Life of RCEME

Inspired by Rick Smolan’s Book, A Day in the Life of Canada, The Corps of RCEME will be capturing a week in the life of RCEME in photography. Members across the country were encouraged to get out their iPhones and Samsungs and take interesting, dynamic photographs of RCEME in Action!

In September 2021, to mark the launch of its website, the RCEME Foundation acquired the only remaining copies of the book from the publisher.

Afghanistan, A Canadian Story

Canada’s largest overseas commitment is Joint Task Force Afghanistan, the formation comprising all Canadian forces personnel and assets deployed in Southwest Asia. Canada has one over-arching objective: to leave Afghanistan to Afghans in a country that is better governed, more peaceful and more secure.

The wonderful men and women you will meet within these pages worked tirelessly to make this happen. This is their story.

All proceeds from the book go directly to the RCEME Guild.

The e-book is available on Amazon here.

Official website for the book here.

Facebook page for the book here.

Buy in person ($20.00)

Hard copies are being sold at the RCEME School at CFB Borden for $20.00. To purchase the book in person, please visit the RCEME School (Building S-165) at 83 Lundy Ln at CFB Borden and visit the canteen on the second floor by the theater. If you have questions, simply ask whomever is working at the front desk at the school.

Delivery ($32.00)

If you would like a hard copy of the book delivered to your personal address, you can pay by cheque or by e-transfer below. Note the increase in price covers shipping and handling.

1. Cheque:

Payable to: The RCEME Guild

Mailing Address:

RCEME Corps Adjutant

RCEME HQ / Bldg S-165

PO Box 1000, STN Main

Borden, ON

L0M 1C0


2. E-transfer:

Please send an email to the Corps Adjutant at RCEMEGuild@gmail.com with the information below and the Corps Adjutant will reply to your email with the e-transfer details.

Subject: Purchase Afghanistan – A Canadian Story


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Canada’s Craftsmen at 50!

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.

The ePub version of Canada’s Craftsmen at 50! can be found on google drive here (not available on DWAN) or here.

50 Years of Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

50 Years of Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering was written by an editorial team of RCEME personnel to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1944. It consists of short articles, in bilingual format, on all aspects of the Corps including the trades, units, traditions, history, and uniforms as they had developed and as they existed at the time. It was intended to be a souvenir document for all serving regular force and reserve RCEME personnel in 1994. The commemorative document complements the detailed history of the RCEME Corps and its successors contained in Canada’s Craftsmen at 50! written by Colonel (Ret’d) Murray Johnston.

The ePub version of 50 Years of Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering can be found here.