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AFA Supports Rifle Company Butterworth Service Classification Claim

The Air Force Association is supporting an independent review of the Rifle Company Butterworth Group’s deployment classification between 1970-89.  


Your Chance to Contribute to an Audit of the DVA

The Australian National Audit Office is undertaking an audit of the ‘Efficiency of Veterans Service by DVA’ and is open for contributions from the general public and stakeholders.


‘Gallantry Spent’ painting wins Award

An oil painting depicting Australian Light Horsemen riding in the desert has been awarded the 2017 AFA (Victoria) Story Writing and Art Competition prize.


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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.


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.


2017 Merz Lecture

On Saturday, 18 November 2017, the Friends of the RAAF Museum hosted a lecture on the RAAF Phantom F4 E. The lecture was part of the annual Merz series of lectures and was held in the former Officers’ Mess RAAF Point Cook.

The guest speakers were AVM (Retd) Dave Rodgers, AM (pilot) and WGCDR (Retd) Lance Halvorson, MBE (navigator) who shared their experiences as crew members on the F4-E Phantom aircraft.


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.


Vale AVM (Retd) Brenton Jack Espeland AM

Brenton, ‘Brent’ as he was commonly known, was a retired senior RAAF officer and a former Deputy Chief of Air Force – the second most senior appointment in the RAAF. Sadly, Brent passed away on September 29th, 2017 following a short battle with cancer. He was aged 69 years.


75th Anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan MP today encouraged Australians to pause and reflect on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay.

The Battle of Milne Bay, from 25 August to 7 September 1942, saw a Japanese amphibious landing defeated for the first time in the Second World War, and marked a turning point during the Papuan campaign.


Taxation treatment of superannuation income streams

It has been a longstanding feature of the Australian superannuation system that military personnel and military invalidity pensioners are subject to tax on their superannuation income streams.

Read the joint media release from the Hon Dan Tehan MP & the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP


Vale Peter Isaacson AM DFC AFC DFM

The following is a retrospective of the man that for many years fulfilled the task of being our Patron . The roll that will be difficult to fill as the likes of Peter Isaacson don't grow on trees.


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.


Air Task Group personnel enjoy Christmas Day

Members of the Air Task Group pause from their busy workload to celebrate Christmas Day 2016 with a Bar B Que breakfast served to fellow members and coalition partners at the base Dining Facility and participate in distribution of care packages.


AFC Centenary WW1 Commemoration held at Point Cook on November 13th, 2016

The Division’s AFC Centenary WW1 Commemoration held at Point Cook on November 13th, 2016 was indeed a milestone event for the Association and Air Force.

The event received wide acclaim from serving and former serving members and others who attended.

A highlight of the ceremony was the insertion of a capsule containing a scroll with the names of 11,401 AFC and RAAF personnel who lost their life on operational service


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