Audio Heritage

This section of the website contains audio heritage material housed in the ECMC Library.  The information being provided is for public access and consumption/use and in MP3 format.

Rather than duplicate the heritage and history records and material from other national engineer organisations, such as the RAE, RCE, RE, USACE, etc, go to our LINKS page, access these organisations and scan/see what they have to offer. We only want to make digital copies of our ECMC library and museum holdings, materials and resources, on our website.


We’re regularly adding to this collection. Come back soon and see what’s new.

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Manawatu People’s Radio

“Manawatu Conversations” Interview with Joe Hollander, PNDHAG, Part One Tuesday 12 May 2020

“Manawatu Conversations” Interview with Joe Hollander, PNDHAG, Part Two Tuesday 19 May 2020


Monthly Midday Military History Presentation Series Presentation Audio

20th February 2020 – “NZ’s Involvement in the Boer War” (120th anniversary), by LTCOL (Rtd) Bryan Wells

Listen online below

Part 1 (37 mins)

Part 2 (42 mins)


12 March 2020 – “Leadership in War – NZ’s Fighting Commanders in Two World Wars”, by LTCOL (Rtd) Dr Chris Pugsley, ONZM, FRHistS

Part 1 (42 mins)

Part 2 (11 mins)


11 June 2020 “Fleet Air Arm in the Pacific during WW2”, by Denis O’Rourke


23 June 2020 (EPLP) – 75th Anniversary of WW2 VE Day – “Unpublished Photos of WW2”, by Prof Glyn Harper


9 Jul (MMMHP) – “The Merchant Navy in WW2”, by RADM (Rtd) David Ledson

Merchant Navy Presentation (MS Word)   Stories of the Merchant Navy in WW2 (MS PPT) 

The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers



PDF of Tape Cover:  BandoftheRoyalEngineers  (Includes track titles and other information.)


Side One:  mp3

Side Two: mp3




Chimo! The music and oral traditions of the Canadian Military Engineers



PDF of CD cover: Chimo!  (Includes track titles, and other information.)



01 CME Branch Call (Musique Centrale Des Fc-Cf Central Band)

02 Wings (Musique Centrale Des Fc-Cf Central Band)

03 Reveille

04 Salute To The Engineers

05 Half Hour To Parade

06 Hurrah For The CRE

07 Sapper Patrol (RCE Band)

08 Quarter Call

09 The Sapper

10 When The Saints Go Marching In

11 Sappers – The Perfect Corps

12 Fall In

13 Ode To The Engineer

14 The Canadian Engineers

15 Men’s Meal Call

16 Gridiron Glory

17 1942

18 Defaulters

19 Sinai Lament

20 Live, Move And Work

21 Why Engineers Do Not Carry Colours

22 Jump Sappers

23 First Post

24 Air Sappers

25 Tripwires

26 Last Post

27 Old King Cole

28 The Engineer Song

29 Lights Out

30 La Priére Du Génie – The Engineer Prayer

31 Retreat

32 Wings (RCE Band)