Branch - ATC / AAFC

Meetings

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

Contacts

President: Laurie Bell

Secretary: Hugh Tank

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - June 2022

From the President:

Well it’s that time of year again, and I guess that it comes as no surprise to most that, as a result of our recent AGM, which was held at the Box Hill RSL on Friday the 6th of May, there were no changes insofar as the Branch’s Executive positions are concerned.

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - March 2022

From the President:

On the 15th of January I had the pleasure of being an invited guest at the No. 2 Flight (now 402 Squadron) 80th Anniversary Reunion at the Watsonia RSL.........

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - August 2018

From the President:

With regards to the Branch’s survey concerning the proposed abolition of the only remaining General Meeting which to date has been held in October the result was:- That there were no objections or contrary comments forthcoming by the requested date of the 31st of July and as a result of the nil response, this meeting has been removed from the Branch Calendar............

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - December 2021

From the President:

Good health and Best Wishes to you and your families Well, as you all know, again our hopes throughout this year for a possible return to social gatherings at some stage were short lived to put it mildly..............

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - September 2021

From the President:

I hope that you’re managing to retain the best possible health and some form of sanity during these seemingly never ending openings up and shuttings down......

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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.

 

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - June 2021

From the President:

Our Branch Calendar has taken quite a beating this past 12 months with a great many of our planned luncheons having to be postponed, however, the following dates and events are how it all stands at present providing all goes to plan.


Friday, July 2nd Branch Luncheon 1130hrs
Friday, August 6th Branch Luncheon 1130hrs
Friday, September 3rd Branch Luncheon 1130hrs
Friday October 1st Branch Luncheon 1130hrs.
Sunday, October 10th 4 Wing, AAFC Annual Parade, Point Cook 
Friday, November 5th Branch Luncheon 1130hrs
Sunday (?) November (?) Centenary of the RAAF, Point Cook
(No details presently available as this Commemoration and organisation is entirely in Air Force hands).
Note:- Sunday, December 5th Branch Christmas Luncheon, Upton Room, Box Hill RSL.........

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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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Stories of the Armistice: The Signing of The WW1 Armistice

Close to midnight on the 7th of November 1918, a German delegation crossed the front line with white flags flying, where a train was waiting to take them to a secret rendezvous in the great forest of Compiègne in France.

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75 Years Aloft – Royal Australian Air Force Air Training Corps, Australian Air Force Cadets

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.

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - March 2020

In this edition:

President's Message | Branch AGM | AAFC News | Historical Items | and more...

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ATC/AAFC Newsletter - December 2019

President's Message:

The AAFC Annual Parade and Expo on the 13th of October was, once again, well organised and congratulations to WGCDR
(AAFC) Dee West, O.C. No. 4 Wing and all others involved...

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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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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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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).

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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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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.

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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.

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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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‘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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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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