Air Force Association Victoria

Supporting Those Who Served And Who Are Serving

Branch - ATC / AAFC


Meets at the Box Hill RSL for lunch on the first Friday of the month at 12 noon.


President: Laurie Bell

Secretary: Hugh Tank

Photo Gallery


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......


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......


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.


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).


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.


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.  


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.



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.


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.


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.


‘The Australian Flying Corps in the Great War 1914-1918’ Book Launch

Wire, wood and fabric aircraft served as an appropriate backdrop to the book launch of the very recently published ‘The Australian Flying Corps in the Great War 1914-1918’. 


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...


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...


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.


ATC/AAFC Branch - Winter 2017

We open this report with our Branch’s heartiest congratulations to two of our members who were recognised for their community service work this year:
- Don Bergman OAM was recognised for his conspicuous community service over many years, and
- Jan Williams (wife of member Doug Williams) who was nominated as a “Local Hero” for her community work at the Australia Day function up at Baddaginnie in country Victoria.

Several of our members made the trip to Benalla on the 25th of March for the Dedication of the Australian Flying Corps Memorial which is situated in the Rose Garden area. Key Note speaker was AFA President Carl Schiller who addressed the gathering with the well informed beginnings of the AFC and its subsequent history in Service during WW1.


ATC/AAFC Branch - Autumn 2017

First we extend a warm welcome to two new Branch members from the ranks of the AAFC, Kieran Rogan and John Weiss. We hope they enjoy being members of the Air Force Association and part of our Branch.

The Branch Christmas Luncheon was a huge success again this year and on behalf of the Committee I thank all of the members who attended and made the day such an enjoyable one. My special thanks to O.C. 4WG WGCDR (AAFC) Shaun Young our Branch AAFC Liaison Officer who assisted greatly by stepping into the breach and conducting the raffle, thus saving much of my ailing voice.