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ACT Division AGM 6 Nov 2020

Good morning Ladies and Gents,

The ACT Division of the FAAA of A wishes to advise it will hold the 2020 Annual General Meeting on Friday 6th Nov 2020 at the Canberra Club (previously the RUC) located at 51 Blackall St Barton ACT, commencing at 1630.

 A map of the club location is attached here.

All Association members and serving or former FAA members are welcome¬†[…]


The Vietnam Veterans Day at Old Bar NSW and the Aircrew Reunion at the HARS facility in Albion Park have both been postponed indefinitely.  They were scheduled for August and October 2020, respectively.  
With numbers of COVID-19 cases in most States on the increase it was felt that neither event was tenable. ¬†More importantly, the health and well-being of our veterans¬†[…]

RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam Awarded Unit Citation for Gallantry

Forty-six years after it was disbanded, the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam has been awarded a Unit Citation for Gallantry (UCG). 
The actual Citation, which is a rhodium-plated rectangular frame surrounding a ribbon of deep green, is a warrant presented to selected ADF Units for acts of extraordinary gallantry in action. The Citation consists of a certificate to the unit, signed by the¬†[…]

Retirement of Squirrel and Seahawk S70B-2 Helicopters

¬†On Friday 01 Dec this year the FAA will farewell two stalwarts in the form of the S-70B-2 Seahawk Bravo¬†and the Aerospatiale AS350BA¬†Squirrel¬†helicopters from service with the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Defence Force. These aircraft have served this nation well and a ‘send off’ fitting their place in history will take place at HMAS Albatross so save the date.

Veterans & Veterans’ Families Counselling Service


Who is VVCS?
VVCS provides free confidential counselling and group program services to support the mental health and wellbeing of the Australian veteran and ex-service community and their families, irrespective of which theatre they served in.
The VVCS Legacy
The Vietnam War was a difficult chapter in Australia‚Äôs history. For those who served, the experience forged strong bonds and a commitment to look out¬†[…]

Missing RANHFV Members


Can you help us locate the following members of the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam? If so, please use the “Contact Us” box at the foot of the page. ¬†Their Flight number is included in brackets.
Hawkins, Raymond Basil (2)
Homer, Raymond Harold (1)
Jones, Raymond Marshall (1)
Malcolm, Peter Robert (4)
Mills, Francis John (3)
Montgomery, James Henry (3)
Morris, Garrie David (3)
Terrell, Graham Victor (3)
Varley, David¬†[…]

HC723 Rescues Squirrels

HMAS Albatross personnel make mercy dash to Antarctica
By Dallas McMaugh, SOUTH COAST REGISTERMarch 23, 2016, 10:50 a.m.

¬†‚ÄčTHREE navy maintainers from 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross have undertaken a rescue mission in Antarctica.However, the trio, Leading Seamen Aviation Technician Aircraft Jodie Khan and Tim Graham and Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Mark Anderson, didn‚Äôt have to rescue stranded personnel.¬†Instead it was¬†[…]

WA Remembrance Day Photographs

Here are some photographs from the Mandurah Remembrance Day, supplied by WA Division.  As it turned out, the WRANS Association were having their annual gathering at Mandurah this year. Half the girls in the group had served at Albatross Рnames too numerous to mention.


Picture 1: ¬†Lovely Ladies: the local WRANS’ gathering at Mandurah 2015

Picture 2: Skinhead, Phyllis, Donc and¬†[…]

A4-N Delivered to Discovery Air Defence Services

The latest A-4N arrives at Wittmund – Combat Aircraft Monthly Magazine – July 2015.

The latest McDonnell Douglas A-4N for Discovery Air Defence Services arrived at Wittmund air base in northern Germany on May 11, 2015. Wearing the Canadian civil registration C-FGZS, serial 337 (BuNo 158730, c/n 14377) used the call sign ‚ÄėDadio 22‚Äô for the flight from Phoenix, Arizona to¬†[…]

RANHFV UH-1 Gunships – Photos and Paint specs

WANTED:  Photos of Vietnam Flight UH-1 Gunships and Paint Specs

The RAN Historic Flight are after colour photos and paint specifications of the UH1 Gunships used by the RANHFV with the 135th. We are going to paint 893 up in these colours in honour and memory of all the RANHFV guys who served there.

Please contact Greg Morris from the Historic Flight¬†[…]

The Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia aims to unite former and serving Naval Aviation personnel. It encourages membership for anyone who has been associated with operating, maintaining or supporting the RAN Fleet Air Arm at sea or ashore.

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