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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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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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WWI/WWII Re-enactment Display at Werribee Hangar - 23 September

A WW1/WW2 Re-enactment display to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the end of the First World War will be held on Sunday, 23 September 2018 at Werribee Hangar.

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WWI / WWII Re-enactment at Werribee Hangar - Join Us On 23 September

A WW1/WW2 Re-enactment display to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the end of the First World War will be held on Sunday, 23 September 2018.
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Your Next Meet-A-Mate Event: Air Force Museum Visit, Point Cook

Our next Meet-A-Mate event will take you to the Air Force Museum at Point Cook on 4 October for a tour, lunch and flying display. 

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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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Donate Blood at Government House and Help The Red Cross

Government House is transforming its  Ballroom into a temporary Red Cross blood donor centre on 30-31 August. Please come along and donate if you can.

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AFA Foundation Presents Annual Bursaries to Students

At a special joint Air Force Association/RAAF Vietnam Veterans’ Association ceremony earlier this year, young students were presented bursaries in support of their continuing academic studies and vocational training.

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The RAF celebrates 100 Years.

2018 is the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force and the 97th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force. To recognition, a joint celebration was held in Canberra in March...

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Save The Date: WWI Armistice Commemoration, Sunday 4 November 2018

On the 4th November, AFA Victoria will hold a signature commemoration in recognition and commemoration of the 100thanniversary of the WWI Armistice. 

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‘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’. 

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Eleanor & Margaret - Two Women, Two Continents and a Wedding Dress

What could two ladies from opposite ends of the world - one dominant in American society, the other a humble English woman – have in common? The answer? Generosity. 

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Rise of the Phoenix - An Australian B24 Liberator Restoration

This is the story of the restoration of Australia's only surviving B-24 Liberator and a group of dedicated people who banded together in a common cause: to find and restore it.

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New DVA Family Support Package

On 1 May 2018, DVA commenced two new measures designed to benefit veterans and their families. These measures were announced last year and have been mentioned during a recent meeting of the Ex-Service Organisation Round Table.

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Meet-A-Mate, 28 June 2018: Trivia Buffs Get Together

On 28 June, around 20 people caught up for AFA Victoria’s regular Meet-A-Mate event for an ‘Air Force Trivia’ afternoon, competing vigorously for the honour of being name 'Meet-A-Mate quiz champions'...

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Meet-A-Mate Event UPDATE

Our guest speaker for our Meet-A-Mate function, Jack Bell, is sadly unwell and unable to attend. Our Meet-A-Mate will proceed, instead with an ‘Air Force Trivia’ afternoon, complete with prizes.

Come along, meet your mates and test your Air Force knowledge.

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AFA Care Parcel Program - Volunteers Needed!

AFA volunteers will be packing up to 500 care parcels for our overseas deployed personnel and we need your help...

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Advocacy Support for RAAF Firefighters

The National President of the Air Force Association has announced that the Association will provide advocacy support to all ADF firefighters who believe they suffered exposure to toxic chemicals during their training and employment.

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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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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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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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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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Australian Victoria Cross Recipients Remembered In A New Book

“The Victoria Cross – Australia Remembers” by Michael C Madden, in conjunction with TPI Victoria, tells the remarkable personal stories of Australia’s 100 Victoria Cross recipients.

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DVA Mefloquine Information Paper

DVA has developed an Information Paper on mefloquine for ADF personnel to increase awareness of support that is available.

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AFA NSW Division Commemorates Air Force 97th Birthday

The Air Force Association NSW Division observed the Air Force’s 97th Birthday Commemoration at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Martin Place, Sydney on 29th March. 

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