The retreat is named after 3788300 Sapper Ramon John Deed Royal Australian Engineers born 25th July 1945, who served with 1st Field Squadron in Vietnam from 13th March 1967 to 10th May 1967. Ramon was from Mildura attending primary and secondary schools with other local veterans.He died at the US Evacuation Hospital on 10th May 1967.
The retreat is controlled by an executive committee elected by members. A full time volunteer caretaker is responsible for day to day runnings of the retreat, current incumbents of the executive committee are as follows:
|Michael Chopping (RAN)
|Bill Pain (Army)
|Michael Robinson ( Army)
|Geoff & Jan Forde
The retreat contains powered and un-powered sites as well as an air conditioned and heated club room which boasts foxtel, tv/dvd player, pool table, darts, library and an excellent kitchen. There is also an undercover barbeque area, laundry, an excellent toilet and shower block which caters for the disabled and a work shed.