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A message from the AFA Victoria President regarding the DRFDB Scheme.

The Commonwealth Ombudsman’s office today released its report into the DFRDB Scheme in relation to commutation.

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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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Ballarat Commemorates 79th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

The 79th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain commemorated at Sebastopol Cenotaph on 15th September.

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Malay & Borneo Veterans Association Memorial Service – 30 August 2018

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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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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Commonwealth Ombudsman Inquiry into the DFRDB Scheme

An update for members: Commonwealth Ombudsman Inquiry into the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) Scheme.

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WW2 RAAF Building On Display at Ballarat Heritage Weekend

The former WWII RAAF Ballarat precinct at the Ballarat aerodrome will ‘come alive’ on Ballarat Heritage Weekend 25 and 26 May...

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New Website to Record 1WAGS History in Ballarat

AFA's Ballarat Branch is creating a website to record historical details about the airmen who trained at No 1 Wireless Air Gunners School at Ballarat Airport during WW2. 

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ANZAC Day: WW2 Veteran Jack Bell Speaks With 3AW

WW2 and RAAF veteran Jack Bell shared his experiences as a PoW and his message of compassion, respect and honour with 3AW's Neil Mitchell.

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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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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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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 - March 2019

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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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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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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Hundreds Gather to Remember WW1 Armistice - November 2018

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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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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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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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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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 Australian Flying Corps in the Great War.

Four operational Australian Flying Corps squadrons left Australia in 1916 bound for combat in the Great War.

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