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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.

     

 

04 Feb 2019

Veterans Covenant and Card

Australian Veterans’ Covenant and card coming soon

23/01/2019 Brian Hartigan  

The Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant was announced by the government on 27 October last year.

The Covenant encourages Australia to recognise and acknowledge the unique nature of military service, and support veterans and their families.

The Covenant includes an oath, which the Australian people will be encouraged to take at community commemorative events, such as Remembrance Day.

The new Veteran Card and an Australian Veteran Lapel Pin and a Reservist Lapel Pin underpin the Covenant.

The intention of the Covenant is to provide employers, businesses, local communities, and veteran and sporting organisations the opportunity to commit to supporting veterans and their families.

Cards will be issued automatically – first to new DVA ‘customers’ followed automatically to existing DVA health card holders (Gold or White) and concession card holders (Orange).

The new-look card will be issued automatically over coming months, along with a Veteran Lapel Pin and Oath as part of a phased roll-out.

New DVA cards will be issued soon

 

BOOK:  A History of No 22(City Of Sydney)Squadron 1936-1946

21 Jan 2019

A History of No 22(City Of Sydney)Squadron 1936-1946

We, 22 squadron Association, have just had the history of 22 SQN 1938 – 1946 reprinted. (See below).  The book is $25 including postage.    Contact  alanlyons@optusnet.com.au

Regards

Alan

Alan Lyons

President

No 22 (City of Sydney) Squadron Association

56 Caravan Head Rd

OYSTER BAY NSW 2225

Mob: 0414591072

22 Dec 2018

VETAFFAIRS Summer Edition 18/19

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