Air Force Association Victoria

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Malay & Borneo Veterans Association Memorial Service – 30 August

Veterans and families are invited to join this year's Malay & Borneo Veterans’ Association Memorial Day service at the Shrine of Remembrance on Friday 30thAugust.

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CONTACT Winter 2019 - The latest edition of our newsletter is out now

D-Day celebrations in Ballarat, a Vietnam veteran's story, Victoria’s First DA40 Solo Pilots, news from around our Branches and more...

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WINGS - latest edition of the AFA's magazine is now online

The Winter edition of the Air Force Association's WINGS magazine is out now. 

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Commonwealth Ombudsman Inquiry into the DFRDB Scheme

An update for members: Commonwealth Ombudsman Inquiry into the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) Scheme.

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AFA Foundation Annual Bursaries Have Been Announced

Two young women who are about to commence their tertiary education were the recipients of the 2019 AFA Foundation Bursaries.

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WW2 RAAF Building On Display at Ballarat Heritage Weekend

The former WWII RAAF Ballarat precinct at the Ballarat aerodrome will ‘come alive’ on Ballarat Heritage Weekend 25 and 26 May.

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New Website to Record 1WAGS History in Ballarat

AFA's Ballarat Branch is creating a website to record historical details about the airmen who trained at No 1 Wireless Air Gunners School at Ballarat Airport during WW2. 

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ANZAC Day: WW2 Veteran Jack Bell Speaks With 3AW

WW2 and RAAF veteran Jack Bell shared his experiences as a PoW and his message of compassion, respect and honour with 3AW's Neil Mitchell.

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In Memory of Two Brave Squadrons

On 19 February, as the bombing of Darwin in 1942 was re-enacted with air raid sirens, guns and fighter planes, WWII veteran Brian Winspear, 98, was there to unveil a long-awaited plaque in recognition of his fallen No2 and No13 Squadron colleagues. 

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Vale Dudley Marrows, DSO DFC Legion de Honor.  

WWII war hero and Sunderland flying boat captain with 461 Squadron, Dudley Marrows, passed away on 11 March, aged 101.

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Official Opening of Historic Airport Hut 48, Ballarat

The Ballarat Branch hosted an official opening of their newly allocated rooms in the recently restored Airport Hut 48 at the Ballarat Aerodrome on Thursday 28 March, with guest speaker WWII veteran, Mr Jack Bell, 101.

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Battle of Bismarck Sea Commemorative Service

The 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Bismarck Sea Commemorative Service was held at RAAF Base Richmond on Thursday, 7 March 2019.

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Australia Day Honour Awarded to Peter Colliver

The Air Force Association of Victoria extends its heartiest congratulations to AFA Life Member and National Secretary, Peter Colliver, after being awarded the OAM in the Australia Day Honours List.

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Battle of Java 1942 - Information Sought

Former RAAF intelligence officer and academic, Dr Barry Turner, is researching the Japanese invasion of the Netherlands Indies in 1942 and is seeking information on the 160 RAAF 1 SQN members who were left behind on Java.

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Hundreds Gather to Remember WW1 Armistice

On Sunday 4thNovember, almost 700 people made the journey to RAAF Base Point Cook to mark the centenary of the signing of the WW1 Armistice on 11 November and honour the memory of those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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AFA Victoria - Supporting Veterans in Need

Staying true to one of its key ideals, the Air Force Association Victoria quietly goes about its business of supporting veterans.

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Rise of the Phoenix - The Story Continues (Part 2)

Earlier this year, we brought you Part 1 of the story of the restoration of Australia's only surviving B-24 Liberator, Part 2 continues the story...

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A song for veterans launched at the Shrine

Melbourne singer/songwriter Mike Brady (Up There Cazaly) launched his new song “This Place” in October at the Shrine of Remembrance. 

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The B24 Liberator Memorial Gains Museum Accreditation

The B24 Liberator Memorial Australia joins the 75 Victorian collections accredited by Australian Museums and Galleries in Victoria.

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Historic Painting Presented to the Association

A stunning Norman Clifford painting of RAAF Base Point Cook as it was in 1914 has been presented to the Air Force Association – Victoria by AIRCDRE E J (Ted) Bushell AM (retd).

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Vale Keith Watts: A Son Remembers His Dad

Keith Watts, WWII Veteran and Life Member of the Air Force Association, passed away in September at 103 years of age. His son David remembers him...

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WWII Memories of 2 Squadron

This wonderful piece on the memories of Mr Alex Greig (125672) of his time with 2SQN in WWII, was written by his wife, Mrs Deidre Greig.

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The Australian Flying Corps Memorial, RAAF Base Point Cook

The Australian Flying Corps Memorial was funded by the Australian Flying Corps Association and created to honour the airmen who fought so valiantly for the noble purpose of preserving freedom.

 

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Did You Attend our Armistice Commemoration on 4 Nov?

Thank you to those members and guests who attended our Centenary of the Armistice Commemoration event on 4th November. 

You can now view individual and group photos that were taken at the event here. Ordering details are also included.  

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Stories of the Armistice: The Birth of the Australian Flying Corps

Following the decision that the armed forces of the British Empire should exploit the air as a means of warfare, the Australian Flying Corps was established on 20 September 1912.

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Stories of the Armistice: The Signing of The WW1 Armistice

Close to midnight on the 7th of November 1918, a German delegation crossed the front line with white flags flying, where a train was waiting to take them to a secret rendezvous in the great forest of Compiègne in France.

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Stories of the Armistice: The Australian Flying Corps in the Great War.

Four operational Australian Flying Corps squadrons left Australia in 1916 bound for combat in the Great War.

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Stories of the Armistice: The Cost of War

The graves and memorials of brave Australian troops – many unknown and unidentified - lay scattered across northern France and Belgium reminding us of the price paid by a small distant brave nation for its involvement in the Great War.

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Welcome to the Air Force Association Victoria

Our Purpose

The Air Force Association was established almost 100 years ago to foster the spirit of friendship formed on service, to perpetuate the honour and ideals of the Royal Australian Air Force and to provide support to members in need.

Fellowship | Advocacy | Commemoration | Support

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