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BULLETIN BOARD - LATEST NEWS

22 May 2019

Base Liaison Officer (Sydney) for Air Force Centenary

Introduction - Base Liaison Officer (Sydney) for Air Force Centenary
 
G’day Sirs, Ma’ams, All,
 
My name is FLTLT Eamon Hamilton, and I am the Sydney Base Liaison Officer for the Air Force Centenary. I am covering Richmond, Glenbrook, DEOH, and other RAAF personnel posted into the wider Sydney area.
 
The Base Liaison Officers work to the AF2021 Deputy Director of Community Engagement, and for the most part are Reservists (like myself). I have worked with many of you as an APS Public Affairs Officer for Air Mobility Group, and am still employed in this role – however, you’ll regularly see me in uniform undertaking AF2021 duties.
 
In the coming weeks, I’ll be reaching out to Units/Sections to brief them on AF2021, and start providing an idea on how it will affect them. Whilst it’s tempting to view the Centenary as still being “two years away” and “my replacement’s problem”, the reality is that expectations need to be set now, so that we can plan/rehearse/execute come January 2021.
 
The AF2021 Website has a good FAQ (https://www.airforce.gov.au/our-mission/air-force-2021), but the following is some additional background:
 
Where do I get AF2021 information?
AF2021 Toolkits will soon be available with branding, talking points, and other items in the coming weeks. In the meantime, visithttp://drnet.defence.gov.au/raaf/AirForce/Air%20Force%202021/Pages/Home.aspx (Intranet), or https://www.airforce.gov.au/our-mission/air-force-2021(Internet). Or contact myself, or email raaf.2021@defence.gov.au.
 
What should I be doing now?
Please advise BLOs of any Community Engagement activity you are involved with as a RAAF member, or that your workplace is supporting. This can range from school talks, unit tours, engagement with local government or associations, or other public events. I’ve already engaged WOFF Wheatley, ABCPs and Executive staff for lists of events we formally support, but I welcome any information about other activities.
 
What will the Base Liaison Officer do?
Initially, we will provide a summary of all Community Engagement activities conducted by the RAAF, regardless of whether they’re related to the Centenary, up through to the AF2021 Community Engagement Team. This in turn provides RAAF with a better understanding of how Air Force is already engaged with the community, and how it might be used to celebrate the Centenary.
In the meantime, Base Liaison Officers will be providing information about Centenary activities to their bases, reaching out for volunteers or candidates to support events, and involved with other community engagement planning for the Centenary.
 
What else can I do?
Any ideas and suggestions for how we mark the centenary at a local level are still welcome. Please share with us what you want to see. With these suggestions, please consider how they may be resourced and supported.
 
What can you do for me?
I can meet with units to discuss with them on how we expect AF2021 will impact Sydney-based units, and what they can do to celebrate this anniversary. The wider Air Force plan is being consolidated now, but for the time being I am happy to bring units/sections/workplaces on what to expect.
 
Cheers,
Eamon Hamilton
Flight Lieutenant
Liaison Officer (Sydney) - Air Force 2021

Royal Australian Air Force
Email: eamon.hamilton@defence.gov.au

Ph (w): (02) 458 73844 | Ph (m): 0429 868 794 | 
HQ-Air Mobility Group, Building 98, RAAF Base Richmond, NSW 2755
 

 

25 Feb 2019

Hobart. 2019 Commemoration of the Battle of Britain.

  

 

Fighter Squadrons
 

 
The Fighter Squadrons Branch of the RAAF Association (NSW Division)


 
A Spitfire does a victory roll over the White Cliffs of Dover 

A Gathering of Eagles 
ON THE 
Anniversary of 
The Battle of Britain 
A National Commemoration 
of 
Air Power 
and Air Forces 
Hobart, Tasmania 
13th, 14th, 15th September 2019
 

INVITATION

The Royal Australian Air Force Association, Tasmania Division, extends to all Royal Australian Air Force members, past and present and their guests an invitation to attend ‘A Gathering of Eagles’ to be held in Hobart on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of September 2019 to commemorate the deeds and sacrifices of the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal Air Force, Allied and all Air Forces in all conflicts past and present. 

WELCOME HAPPY HOUR 
Friday 13th September at the RAAF Memorial Centre, 61 Davey Street, Hobart at 1700-2130hrs. Drinks and Snacks. Dress: Casual. 

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 
Saturday 14th September at St David’s Cathedral, 23 Murray Street, Hobart at 1400hrs. Dress: RAAF 1A Uniform or Lounge Suit with full size medals. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME OF 2PM 


DINING IN NIGHT 
Saturday 14th of September at The Elwick Function Centre, Elwick Park - 1900hrs for 1930hrs. 
Cost $105.00 each all inclusive. Dress: RAAF Winter Mess Dress, Dinner Suit or Lounge Suit (with miniatures). 
Guest Speaker: TBC
 


CENOTAPH SERVICE and WREATH LAYING 
Sunday 15th September at the Cenotaph, Hobart Domain at 1100hrs. Full size medals. 
Commemorative Address: TBC
 

BARBECUE LUNCHEON 
Sunday 15th September at the RAAF Memorial Centre, 61 Davey Street, Hobart at 1215hrs.  (no charge) 


RAAF SUPPORT 
The Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Association is most grateful to the Chief of Air Force, for the provision of RAAF support to these commemorative activities. 

The RAAF Association also acknowledges the valuable contribution given by the Commanding Officer and Members of No 29 (City of Hobart) Squadron.
 


ACCOMMODATION 

Special rates have been offered by the following – please request the 'Battle of Britain Sep 18' rate when booking: 

  • The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel: 
        Phone: 03 6235 5355 Email:  reservations@oldwoolstore.com.au 

  • Hadley’s Orient Hotel: 
        Phone: 03 6237 2999 Email:  reservations@hadleyshotel.com.au 

  • Salamanca Inn: 
        Phone: 03 6223 3300 Email:  info@salamancainn.com.au 

CONTACT DETAILS 

If you are interested in obtaining further details about these events, contact the State Secretary, RAAF Association, Tasmania Division at: 

Address:      61 Davey Street, Hobart, 7001 
Phone:       03 6234 3862 (Wed 10am - 3pm) a message bank is active during non-attendance times 
      Email:        secretary@raafatas.org.au 

Chairman Battle of Britain Planning Committee: - AVM P J Scully AO (0402 274 163) 
      Coordinator/State Secretary: - Ms D Coulson (0484 018 787) 

Bookings, accompanied by the amount of the subscription, are essential. Members may make a direct credit to the Association Account – RAAF Association Tasmania Division WESTPAC Bank BSB 037-001 Account 100766 or by cheque payable to the ‘RAAF Association Tasmania Division’ and sent to the Association at 61 Davey Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000.