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Thread: Remember RAEMUS ROVER? You should see it now.

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    Remember RAEMUS ROVER? You should see it now.

    High speed adrenaline rush, didn't think Rover and that would be in the same sentence.

    High-speed 'adrenaline therapy' helping veterans adjust to new life
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Sometimes courage doesnt roar, sometimes it's the little voice at the end of the day, that says " I'll try again tomorrow."

    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Coincidentally I watched this last night. It's a similar program in the UK called Mission Motorsports - JLR is one of the founding members. Apparently 1000 exmilitary folk have been employed by JLR through the program.

    I have my husband back and the kids have their father
    Our Impact — MISSION MOTORSPORT



    It's great that these programs exist.
    Cheers,

    Sean

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    The original REMUS was the brain child of 1970's RAEME staff from Puckapunyal. Somewhere along the way it morphed into a vehicle to help veterans transit into civilian life, and help those suffering as the result of service. Not sure of the time line there. The RSL became involved. I lifted this from " leaf spring military land rovers " My apologies, I should have posted there, but only found it thru google. Some one might know the story of how REMUS became a vehicle for all veterans with problems.



    An Old Friend Returns – REMUS ROVER

    In the late 1970’s RAEME staff from the Puckapunyal Military Area formed the REMUS Rover team, focused on raising the profile of the corps and developing trade skills amongst active team members. The vehicle was donated from Army disposal agencies and operated on donated parts and corporate support via the RAEME Association. The vehicle competed in various enduro style races through-out Victoria and New South Wales, gaining exposure for recruiting people into RAEME and providing a social interest for RAEME members. During the late 1980’s early 90’s, REMUS activities was wound down due to various factors, predominately large scale movement of soldiers out of Puckapunyal to either Queensland or Northern Territory. The vehicle was retired and has since been in static storage in Bandiana / Bonegilla. The origin of the name Remus ( spelt RAEMUS ), is unclear, it has never been documented but always been referred to as Remus. It is believed to be named after a RAEME member circa 1942 whose nickname was Remus.

    Operational Concept
    The vehicle belongs to the National RAEME Association, SO2 RAEME reserves the right to determine the actions and location of Remus at all times.
    The principle for operations involving the Remus Rover Team is based on the original operating premise of Remus during the 1970’s / 80’s. The team is solely operated by RAEME members, other defence members may participate however all functions and decisions are solely for RAEME members.
    Remus Rover is both an activity to develop trades skill for tradesmen in areas not normally exposed to during normal work environment and for a RAEME Corps promotional vehicle to support the recruitment and retention of corps members.


    The Future Plans
    For the remainder of the year the team will focus on preparing the car for CAMS certification and driver training. With the workshop being in an Engineer unit it allows the workshop to have a prepared test track in the plant training “dust / mud bowl”. With this providing a private test track and race training facility equates to many hours of driving as well as the expected maintaining required in a race team. The team are planning to have the vehicle and drivers ready to start competing in 2013 if not earlier.

    So for all those olds & bolds out there and anyone else who maybe interested we need corporate support to make this work. Advertising space is available ( the car is getting a complete re-spray ) for any interested agency.

    Team Management
    The team has formed a provisional committee to enable the initial re-establishment of REMUS Rover to be conducted, all members within the Sth East area of QLD are welcome to join in and play a role within the team. You don’t need to be working on the vehicle to be working in the team, much sponsorship and liaison is required to establish the team again. Any RAEME member interested in joining the REMUS team please contact any one of the committee members listed below.

    Just like years before the team has one simple rule,
    you work on the car / team, you get to drive / navigate the car on the track.
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Sometimes courage doesnt roar, sometimes it's the little voice at the end of the day, that says " I'll try again tomorrow."

    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    A photo of the old RAEMUS. oops didn't work.
    halfbacks were invented to stop prop forwards taking over the world.

    Sometimes courage doesnt roar, sometimes it's the little voice at the end of the day, that says " I'll try again tomorrow."

    Illegitimi non carborundum

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