Air Force Association Victoria

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Memorials

 

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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75th Anniversary of Hell Fire Pass and Thai-Burma Railway

A national commemorative service to mark the 75th anniversary of  Hellfire Pass and the completion of the Thai–Burma Railway will be held on 16 October 2018 at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Ballarat.

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Will You Join Us? Armistice Centenary Commemoration - Sunday, 4th November

Join us for a torchlight ceremony to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the WW1 and honour those who served and gave their lives to help shape the world in which we live today.

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Join Us For The Centenary of Armistice Commemoration 2018

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, the Air Force Association will hold a public torchlight commemoration at RAAF Base Point Cook on 4th November.

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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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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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National Malaya & Borneo Veterans' Memorial Service – 31 August 2018

A Commemorative Service for Malaya and Borneo veterans was held at the Shrine of Remembrance on 31 August. AFA member and Confrontation veteran, Noel Hutchins was there...

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Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

Distinguished Sunderlander and Air Force Association Life Member, Dudley Marrows DSO DFC Legion de Honor was an aircraft pilot during the Battle of the Atlantic. Read his remarkable story here. 

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The 75th Anniversary of Hell Fire Pass – An Invitation to Veterans

The Australian Government is planning a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Australian work on Hellfire Pass and the completion of the Thai Burma Railway - and Australian WWII veterans have the opportunity to attend.

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Vietnamese-Australian Community Honours 521 Australians Lost in the Vietnam War

Members of the Vietnamese-Australian and the Vietnam Veterans Branch came together for a Dedication Ceremony for a memorial honouring Australians lost in the Vietnam War.

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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Coral and Balmoral

 The National Vietnam Veterans’ Museum is seeking Coral & Balmoral veterans to participate in a commemorative exhibition.

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180 People Attend the 2017 Annual Pilgrimage to the AFC Memorial

On a beautiful Spring Sunday, the 19th November 2017, around 180 people made the Annual Pilgrimage to the AFC Memorial RAAF Williams Point Cook to witness the unveiling of the Commemorative Plaque and remember those who served and those who serve.

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Tetbury – Remembering the AFC a century on

Remembrance Day 2017 marks the centenary year of the 1st (Training) Wing’s arrival in Tetbury, and on this day Group Captain Carl Schiller OAM CSM (Retd), presented on behalf of the Air Force Association a bronze plaque commemorating the airmen who died during the Wing’s operation from nearby Leighterton and Minchinhampton airfields.

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War Mascot's Death

Romance of French orphan smuggled to Australia

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Restoration Of The Grave Of Henri Hemene Tovell

Henri Hemene Tovell was a young French orphan who was “adopted” by the men of No 4 Squadron Australian Flying Corps during their service in France in World War I. Henri was eventually “smuggled” to Australia where he was later formally adopted by Mr Tim Tovell (who had planned and conducted Henri’s journey to Australia). Tragically, Henri was killed in a motor cycle accident while returning to the Laverton Air Base.

Although not formally a member of the Air Force, he was accorded a military style funeral and the Australian Flying Corp erected a striking monument over his grave at the Fawkner Cemetery in Melbourne.

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Unveiling of the RAAF Vietnam Plaque

Three line squadrons and a number of supporting units were committed to active service in South Vietnam, but for many veterans of that conflict, the RAAF has never really acknowledged the service of those units and personnel to the Nation in general or the RAAF in particular

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Australian Flying Corps Memorial

Over 60 years ago the members of the Australian Flying Corps Association (AFCA), which, in Victoria, later became the Australian Flying Corps Branch of RAAFA, contemplated a memorial over a number of years and finally settled upon the present design and chose Point Cook as its location.

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