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Branch - Sunderland Squadrons

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The AFA Victoria Sunderland Branch incorporates 10 Squadron RAAF, the first RAAF Squadron in action in WWII, 461 Squadron RAAF, the Anzac Squadron and 13 RAF Squadrons.

Meetings

Meets at Malvern East RSL. Please contact Secretary for meeting date.

Contacts

Secretary: Rick Hattam

 

Photo Gallery

 

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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SUNDERLAND SQUADRON BRANCH NEWSLETTER - WINTER 2018

In this edition: the ANZAC Day March 2018 | 75th Anniversary Commemoration – Praa Sands, Cornwall | New Corgi Aircraft Model: the Sunderland Mk III | Coming Events| ...and more.

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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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SUNDERLAND SQUADRON BRANCH NEWSLETTER - The Year That Was 2017

2017 was a year of many significant events.

Two members of our Sunderlander family celebrated their 100th Birthday, the NSW Branch continued its Sunderland Awards Night for the 48th time, and for the First Word War students, it was the Centenary of the Light Horse Charge at Beersheba as part of the 3rd Gaza Offensive in October 1917.

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A26 Short Sunderland

The prototype Short Sunderland flying boat first flew on 16 October 1937, and nine Mk I versions were ordered for the RAAF under the A18 designation. However, when No 10 Squadron accepted the first aircraft, P9048, at Pembroke Dock on 11 September 1939, the squadron remained in the UK with RAF-serialled Sunderlands, and was later joined by No 461 Squadron. From the first confirmed submarine "kill" by Flight Lieutenant W. N. Gibson's crew on 1 July 1940, the two squadrons destroyed almost a dozen U-boats.

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