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Join us for the AFA Victoria Members’ Christmas Function

How time flies! Our members' end of year Christmas function will be held on 4th December. 

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AFC Annual Pilgrimage to RAAF Base Point Cook - 11 November

Our annual pilgrimage to Point Cook will be a joint Air Force and AFA Victoria commemoration on 11 November 2019.

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CONTACT Spring 2019 - The latest edition of our newsletter is out now

In this edition: Vietnam Veterans' Day, Meet Your Board, Feature Stories, Branch Reports...and more.

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WINGS - latest edition of the AFA's national magazine is out now

The Spring 2019 edition of the Air Force Association's WINGS magazine is now available online and in hard copy.

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Malay & Borneo Veterans Association Memorial Service – 30 August

Veterans and families are invited to join this year's Malay & Borneo Veterans’ Association Memorial Day service at the Shrine of Remembrance on Friday 30thAugust.

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CONTACT Winter 2019 - The latest edition of our newsletter is out now

D-Day celebrations in Ballarat, a Vietnam veteran's story, Victoria’s First DA40 Solo Pilots, news from around our Branches and more...

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Meet-a-Mate Event – Keynote Speaker WGCDR (Retd) Sharon Bown

Our next ‘Meet-a-Mate’ event is on Friday, 16th August. Keynote speaker WGCDR (Retd) Sharon Bown will speak about her deployment experiences in Timor-Leste and Afghanistan.

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WINGS - latest edition of the AFA's magazine is now online

The Winter edition of the Air Force Association's WINGS magazine is out now. 

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Vale Dudley Marrows, DSO DFC Legion de Honor.  

WWII war hero and Sunderland flying boat captain with 461 Squadron, Dudley Marrows, passed away on 11 March, aged 101.

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Official Opening of Historic Airport Hut 48, Ballarat

The Ballarat Branch hosted an official opening of their newly allocated rooms in the recently restored Airport Hut 48 at the Ballarat Aerodrome on Thursday 28 March, with guest speaker WWII veteran, Mr Jack Bell, 101.

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Battle of Bismarck Sea Commemorative Service

The 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Bismarck Sea Commemorative Service was held at RAAF Base Richmond on Thursday, 7 March 2019.

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Australia Day Honour Awarded to Peter Colliver

The Air Force Association of Victoria extends its heartiest congratulations to AFA Life Member and National Secretary, Peter Colliver, after being awarded the OAM in the Australia Day Honours List.

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Battle of Java 1942 - Information Sought

Former RAAF intelligence officer and academic, Dr Barry Turner, is researching the Japanese invasion of the Netherlands Indies in 1942 and is seeking information on the 160 RAAF 1 SQN members who were left behind on Java.

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The B24 Liberator Memorial Gains Museum Accreditation

The B24 Liberator Memorial Australia joins the 75 Victorian collections accredited by Australian Museums and Galleries in Victoria.

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Rise of the Phoenix - The Story Continues (Part 2)

Earlier this year, we brought you Part 1 of the story of the restoration of Australia's only surviving B-24 Liberator, Part 2 continues the story...

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Hundreds Gather to Remember WW1 Armistice

On Sunday 4thNovember, almost 700 people made the journey to RAAF Base Point Cook to mark the centenary of the signing of the WW1 Armistice on 11 November and honour the memory of those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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A song for veterans launched at the Shrine

Melbourne singer/songwriter Mike Brady (Up There Cazaly) launched his new song “This Place” in October at the Shrine of Remembrance. 

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AFA Victoria - Supporting Veterans in Need

Staying true to one of its key ideals, the Air Force Association Victoria quietly goes about its business of supporting veterans.

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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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Vale Keith Watts: A Son Remembers His Dad

Keith Watts, WWII Veteran and Life Member of the Air Force Association, passed away in September at 103 years of age. His son David remembers him...

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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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Did You Attend our Armistice Commemoration on 4 Nov 2018?

Thank you to those members and guests who attended our Centenary of the Armistice Commemoration event on 4th November 2018. 

You can now view individual and group photos that were taken at the event here. Ordering details are also included.  

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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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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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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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