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Alice Ross-King Care Centre

Alice Ross-King (1887-1968) was an Australian civilian and military nurse who served in WW1 and WWII. Alice was born at Ballarat, Victoria.In 1949, she was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest award made by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Alice was one of two Australian nurses to receive the medal in 1949.
The Air Force Association (Western Australia Division) named its new, 102 bed, Residential Care Centre at Bull Creek ‘Alice Ross-King Care Centre’ in honour of this great Australian.

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Vale AVM (Retd) Brenton Jack Espeland AM

Brenton, ‘Brent’ as he was commonly known, was a retired senior RAAF officer and a former Deputy Chief of Air Force – the second most senior appointment in the RAAF. Sadly, Brent passed away on September 29th, 2017 following a short battle with cancer. He was aged 69 years.

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News from 406 Squadron

The October to December 2017 460 Squadron (The G for George Squadron) Veterans and Friends Group newsletter. Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster, 60th anniversary of BBMF, BBMF Merlin engines pause in operations, 77th Anniversary of Battle of Britain Commemoration and 'Dinner with George'.

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Unveiling 231

Most military aircraft have an ignominious end, rotting in a farmer’s back paddock, broken up and buried or, at best, sitting in an aircraft boneyard waiting to be cannibalised. Former RAAF Caribou A4-231 was fortunate to be purchased by the National Vietnam Veterans’ Museum at Phillip Island and is on display to continue the story of this aircraft’s role in Air Force’s airlift capability.

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‘Meet-A-Mate’ – National Vietnam Veterans’ Museum

It was a ‘Boy’s Own’ day for Lachlan Davey who visited the National Vietnam Veterans’ Museum at Phillip Island with his grandpa Peter Colliver. Taking the controls of former 9SQN Huey A2-110, Lachlan was among 46 Association members and their guests visiting the museum as part of the Division’s ‘Meet-a-Mate’ Program held on August 22nd.

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75th Anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan MP today encouraged Australians to pause and reflect on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay.

The Battle of Milne Bay, from 25 August to 7 September 1942, saw a Japanese amphibious landing defeated for the first time in the Second World War, and marked a turning point during the Papuan campaign.

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Taxation treatment of superannuation income streams

It has been a longstanding feature of the Australian superannuation system that military personnel and military invalidity pensioners are subject to tax on their superannuation income streams.

Read the joint media release from the Hon Dan Tehan MP & the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP

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Vale Peter Isaacson AM DFC AFC DFM

The following is a retrospective of the man that for many years fulfilled the task of being our Patron . The roll that will be difficult to fill as the likes of Peter Isaacson don't grow on trees.

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75 Years Aloft

In this comprehensive, thoroughly researched book Matthew Glozier describes the remarkable 75 year history of the Air Training Corps (ATC) and Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) and pays tribute to the over 150,000 cadets and staff whose lives the organisation has positively influenced.

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Air Force Association Victoria

Welcome to the Air Force Association Victoria.  We are a membership based organisation dedicated to meeting the needs of our members – young and old.

Come and explore our site and see how membership of the Association can benefit you!

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