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 POINT COOK PILGRIMAGE COMMEMORATION

Details of this year's Pt Cook Pilgrimage, 11 November 2019. 

 

Event

Date From : Mon Nov 11, 2019 : 10:30
Date To : Mon Nov 11, 2019 : 14:30

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - October 2019

Congratulations are in order for John McCrystal who, at the last Presidents’ /Delegates’ Meeting on the 19th of September,
was awarded a well -deserved Life Membership of the Air Force Association (Vic. Div.)......

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - August 2019

As some would by now be aware, the date for the AAFC Annual Parade and Careers Expo has been confirmed for Sunday the 13th of October. The Expo opens from 0900hrs and will be followed by the Annual Parade at 1430hrs...

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - June 2019

Firstly, on behalf of our Branch members, I wish to thank O.C. of 4 Wing AAFC, WGCDR (AAFC) Dee Smith for her appointment of our new ATC/AAFC Branch Liaison Officer, SQNLDR (AAFC) Bridget Hosking who is the Wing’s Staff Officer Development and Community Engagement......

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - April 2019

President’s Message:

Well, once again the Avalon International Air Show 2019 was, to all reports, a resounding success and if you were amongst the attendees on any of those days you might have found, as some others of us did, that the radiant heat from the ground didn’t waste any time in taking its toll......

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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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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - February 2019

President’s Message:

This year already promises to be another busy one for the Branch and the Association with it being the year of the 2019 Bi-Annual Avalon Air Show. It doesn’t seem all that long ago since we had the last one……….or so it seems.

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - December 2018

The Association’s “WW1 Armistice Commemoration Service” held at Point Cook on Sunday the 4th of November was a
memorable occasion and the many comments received both after the Service and since have all been complimentary to say the least.

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - October 2018

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE :Firstly, I must apologise for the oversight on my part by omitting, in our previous newsletter, our
congratulations to WGCDR (AAFC) Dee Smith on being appointed Officer Commanding No. 4 Wing.
We wish Dee well in her future endeavours and we assure the Wing of the continued support of the ATC/AAFC Branch to the best of our abilities whenever and however we can to the benefit of all of the Victorian Squadrons.

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Ballarat Branch Newsletter - September 2018

BATTLE OF BRITAIN COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE ~ 78TH ANNIVERSARY


It was a cold cloudy day on Sunday 16th September when the 78th Anniversary
of the Battle of Britain was commemorated at Ballarat in the very capable
organising hands of Air Force Association of Victoria Ballarat Branch President
Mr Tom Roberts.

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Engineer Branch Newsletter - Spring 2018

End-of-Year Luncheon:  Following the successful mid-year luncheon, the Committee is organising the End-of-Year Luncheon set down for Thursday 8th of November.  The venue is again the Batman’s Hill on Collins Hotel (cnr Collins and Spencer) which has ready access for trains, trams and buses, and parking facilities in Flinders Lane. 

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Ballarat Branch Newsletter - August 2018

In this edition:

-   Australian Flying Corps ~ First AFC WWI Fatality

-   The Armistice of 1918 and Treaty of Versailles: Part Two ~ Naval Strategies and Worsening Conditions in Germany

-   Building a Lancaster Bomber Crew Empire Air Training scheme WWII 

-   President's Report...and more.

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Engineer Branch Newsletter - June 2018

The annual midyear luncheon was held on Wednesday 13thJune with guest speaker David Gardner OAM, Director of the RAAF Museum at Point Cook, who gave a very interesting and passionate presentation on the RAAF Museum and events planned for the future of the bases at Laverton and Point Cook...

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Engineer Branch Newsletter - March 2018

On Monday 5 February 2018 we held the regular bi-monthly committee meeting at the Mail Exchange Hotel in Bourke Street; our first meeting for the new year...

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Ballarat Branch Newsletter - June 2018

In this edition:

- President's Report;

- RAAF Bradfield Park memories;

- WWI Armistice Military Figures;

- No1 Wireless Air Gunners School;

and more...

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - June 2018

In this edition: President's Message; AAFC News, 90 Years of the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service; Coming Events; and more...

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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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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - April 2018

In this edition: President's Message, AAFC News, A Member's Story, The Story of the 'Jerry Can'; and much more...

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Bendigo Branch Newsletter - Summer 2017

The last report I wrote was just so long ago, that I can't believe another year has passed us by! In this edition you can read about our Christmas function, the Branch AGM and Commemorative Service for Darwin Defenders.

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Engineer Branch Newsletter - Summer 2017

On Monday 5 February 2018 we held the regular bi-monthly committee meeting at the Mail Exchange Hotel in Bourke Street; our first meeting for the new year with eleven attendees...

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Bursary Recipient Joins Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Air Force Association Vietnam Veterans Bursary recipient joins Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Young Australian flautist, Bronte Hudnott has joined Edinburgh-based Scottish Chamber Orchestra as Sub Principal Flute after graduating with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In 2010, Bronte Hudnott was awarded an Air Force Association Vietnam Veterans bursary to assist with her undergraduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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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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Presidents Report - Summer 2017

In my opinion, 2017 has been a great year for the Division and heralds a promising 2018. We have established new branches, the latest the B24 Liberator Branch, and more are likely to be created within the next few months. We have enjoyed several very successful fellowship events hosted by the Division and held another memorable Annual Pilgrimage to the AFC Memorial at Point Cook.

Last month, Christine and I travelled to Tetbury, UK to unveil an Australi-an Flying Corps plaque donated by the AFA National to commemorate the Corps’ presence in Tetbury during the Great War and to acknowledge the wonderful relationship they enjoyed with the Tetbury townspeople. We were accompanied by Maureen and John Capp from Australia. John’s father served in the Australian Flying Corps and was a WWII veteran. The people of Tetbury were very impressed by the Association’s generosity and our efforts to travel to the UK for the occasion.

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