Royal Australian Engineer Art
 
Australian Military Art

100 Years of Engineering (Oil on Canvas)
Artwork and Poem by Ian Coate
Original Artwork Location: 13 Field Engineers / 13th Bde

In times of great adversity, when backed against a wall.
When soldier’s lives are on the line, there’s someone you should call.

When obstacles become too great, do not give in to fear.
Get on your two-way radio and call an Engineer.

They find a way to overcome all problems in their way.
Their skills of ingenuity will always save the day.

They’re soldiers with ability to think outside the square.
They’ll do the jobs that have the risks, which others wouldn’t dare.

They have a mind for making things that sets them from the rest.
And when it comes to breaking things, they’ve proved they are the best.

In battles past they’ve shown their worth - they’re cunning as a fox.
The way they overcome their tasks is quite unorthodox.

Their soldier skills are dinky-di - as good as any grunt.
When battle starts, they know their place – they’re always at the front.

So if you need a helping hand, there’s one you should implore.
The soldier from that canny place – the Engineer Corps. 

And if you need a real good mate to join you for a beer.
You know the man to call upon - that’s right, the Engineer.

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Engineer Art

Boring (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location: 13 Field Engineers / 13th Bde
No prints have been made of this artwork.

Shows the diversity of equipment at the Engineers' disposal. CLICK HERE for more...
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Australian Military Art

Minefield (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location: 13 Field Engineers / 13th Bde
No prints have been made of this artwork.

Engineer uncovering a live mine. CLICK HERE for more...
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Engineer Art - Waterloo Bridge

Watson's Pier (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location: 13 Field Engineers / 13th Bde
No prints have been made of this artwork.

Celebrating the first construction at Gallipoli and the first Waterloo Dinner. CLICK HERE for more...
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Military Art

Where Angels Fear to Tread (Oil on Canvas)
Original Artwork Location: 13 Field Engineers / 13th Bde
No prints have been made of this artwork.

Mine detecting in a chemically dangerous environment. CLICK HERE for more..
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Engineer Corps Artwork

Sun, Surf & Soldiers (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location: 13 Field Engineers / 13th Bde
No prints have been made of this artwork.

Soldiers enjoying watermanship training. CLICK HERE for more..
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Acknowledgements

I would like to recognize the many people who have contributed to the creation of these artworks. The production of which is a collaboration of many minds and various talents - I am simply the monkey at the end of the brush.

The Engineers Series: Thanks to 13 Fd Sqn. A special mention to Mick Ryan, Paul Reimers, Eric Fleming, Brendan Sullivan, Eric Turner, Ashley Keatch, Dick Phillpot, Rick Gibbs, Julian Boland, Steve McGrattan, Jamie Villamagna, Jason Miller and the soldiers who modeled.

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