Air Force Association Victoria

Supporting Those Who Served And Who Are Serving

Branch - 2 Squadron

Meetings

Meets Air Force Association Victoria, 24-36 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East. For meeting dates contact the Secretary.

Contacts

President:  Walter Sherman

Secretary: John Elliott

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - September 2020

In this issue:

A BRIEF HISTORY OF 2 SQUADRON

No 2 Squadron formed at Kantara, Egypt, in September 1916 and left for England soon after, working up to full personnel strength in scout and artillery observation roles in the RFC. Led by Maj Oswald Watt, the squadron deployed to Baizieux, France, in September 1917 in support of the British 3rd Army. The squadron began combat operations flying DH5 scouts over the Western Front on 1 October 1917. Initially, more engine problems were encountered than the enemy. For the first two months, the Squadron was engaged in scout work and close offensive patrol. Enemy engagements were largely indecisive due to the faster German Albatross machines.......

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The 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” - Sir Winston Churchill

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Vale AM David Evans AC, DSO, AFC RAAF

We remember Air Marshal Selwyn David Evans AC, DSO, AFC RAAF               3 June 1925 – 2 September 2020

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - August 2020

In this issue:

COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES – AUGUST 2020

Unfortunately, the COVID19 Lockdowns in Victoria severely restricted public remembrance services for the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day (also known as VJ Day) on 15th August and Vietnam Veterans Day on 18th August. For those who did not get a chance to view either of these remembrance services, please note that they are still available on the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne website https://www.shrine.org.au/ at the following links: ...........

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - July 2020

In this issue:

A Branch Committee Meeting was held via BlueJeans on 25th June 2020. Among the items discussed were the indexing of newsletters and photographs for inclusion on the Air Force Association Victoria (AFAVIC) website, the 50th Anniversary of the loss of Magpie 91 and the No 2 Squadron Branch Banner............

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - June 2020

My Dear Colleagues


CANCELLATION OF NO 2 SQUADRON (RAAF) ASSOCIATION INC. (A0043384X)


In line with the Special Resolution passed at the Branch’s Annual General Meeting on the 4th May 2020, an application has been submitted to Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) for the cancellation of incorporation. CAV acknowledged receipt in a letter dated 3rd June 2020 and advised that it will process the cancellation, which involves the placement of a notice
on the CAV’s website and in the Victoria Government Gazette.........

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - May 2020

In this edition:

No 2 SQUADRON BRANCH - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 4TH MAY 2020

The No 2 Squadron Branch Annual General Meeting was successfully held on 4th May 2020
using video / telephone conferencing technology..........

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - April 2020

In this edition:

NEW DATE FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – MONDAY, 4TH MAY 2020


Given the mandatory social distancing requirements directed by government, the No 2 Squadron Branch will now conduct our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 1400hr on Monday, 4th May 2020 via a video / telephone conference hook-up. Closer to the date all financial members will be contacted by either email or phone and advised how they are able to link
into the hook-up......

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - March 2020

In this edition:

CANCELLATION OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON – SUNDAY 19TH APRIL 2020.....

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - February 2020

In this edition:

Annual General Meeting & Fellowship Luncheon - Sunday 19 April 2020 | Proposal to wind up No2 Squadron (RAAF) Association Inc. & Member Voting on Proposal | VALE – Warrant Officer Wallace Michael ‘Wal’ Fawkner A314198 | and more...

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AFA Victoria honoured with a second Norman Clifford

AFA Victoria received a surprise gift from a generous benefactor at our annual Christmas function.

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - July 2019

In this edition:

2019 AGM Details .....

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In Memory of Two Brave Squadrons

On 19 February, as the bombing of Darwin in 1942 was re-enacted with air raid sirens, guns and fighter planes, WWII veteran Brian Winspear, 98, was there to unveil a long-awaited plaque in recognition of his fallen No2 and No13 Squadron colleagues. 

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2 Squadron Branch Newsletter - February 2019

In this edition:

President's Report | AGM Details | In Memory of 2 Brave Squadrons | Letters from Members | Membership | ... and more

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WWII Memories of 2 Squadron

This wonderful piece on the memories of Mr Alex Greig (125672) of his time with 2SQN in WWII, was written by his wife, Mrs Deidre Greig.

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No 2 Squadron newsletter - December 2018

In  this edition:

President's Report | AGM and Committee Appointments | WW1 Armistice Commemorative Service | Memories of 2 Squadron During World War II | Australian National Aviation Museum Visit | Veterans Home Care | and more.

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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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Air War Vietnam RAAF No. 2 Squadron

Australian Vietnam Veteran Rod Farquhar shares his experiences in a piece on RAAF No. 2 Squadron covering the period from 1953 to 1971.

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