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Seahawk 70-B and Squirrel AS350B Retirement Ceremony 01 December 2017

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Advice has just been received from Navy regarding the arrangements for the retirement of the AS350B Squirrel and the Seahawk S-70B2 from service.  The following events will occur:
Ceremonial Divisions and a formal Retirement Ceremony
When: 0900 to 1000 on Friday 01 December 2017.
Where: HMAS Albatross.
Rig: Dress S2 or equivalent.   
How to attend: Persons wishing to attend Divisions are […]

  DEFENCE HONOURS AND AWARDS HEARS CASE FOR RANHFV AWARD

The Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal (DHAT) conducted hearings in Nowra 12/13th October to gather evidence  from former RANHFV members in support of the grant of a unit citation to the RANHFV for its 4-year service in Vietnam 1967-71. 
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The four OICs had made a submission to the Chief of Navy for such an award in 2014, which he forwarded to […]

Tribunal Approve ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement

The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal have today issued their Decision regarding the 2017-2020 ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement (WRA).
As expected, the DFRT approved the joint ADF/Commonwealth proposal for increases of 2% per annum for the next three years.  The first increase will become effective from 02 November 2017, and further 2% tranches will be payable from November 2018 and November 2019, […]

NAVY COMMENCES AVIATION PAY REVIEW

COMFAA and DGNP have recently advised the Navy Aviation Community that a review of Aviation Pay has commenced.   The body of the advice was as follows:

“This email is to inform you as a member of the Navy Officer Aviation Community that Navy has commenced a review of Navy Officer Aviation remuneration, and to provide you with information on the […]

ESO Collaborative Initiative Underway

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs statement to Parliament on 14 August 2017 stated, inter alia, ‘[that] …we best honour the diggers of the First World War by supporting the service men and women, the veterans and the families of today. It is important that all Australians understand the unique nature of service.’
The Minister went on to issue a challenge to the […]

NOTICE OF ACT DIVISION AGM 13 OCT 17

Ladies and Gents,

The ACT Division of the FAAAA wishes to advise it will hold the 2017 AGM on Friday 13th Oct 17 at the Canberra Club (previously the RUC) located at 51 Blackall St  Barton ACT, commencing at 1600.

A map of the club location is attached here.

A copy of last year’s Minutes can be seen here.

An Agenda for the meeting can be seen here.

All Association members and […]

President of the DFWA Moves On

Colonel David Jamison AM, the President of the Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA), has indicated he will retire from his position.   He is to be succeeded by Kel Ryan.

David has been at the helm of the DFWA for the last ten years and, together with his executive team, has built it into a highly respected organisation that has, amongst other things, […]

Are You Receiving Our Newsletter Service?

The Fleet Air Arm Association has recently launched a new electronic Newsletter service. 
It is automatically sent to anyone on our database who has an email address.  You do not need to be a financial member of the Association to receive it, as we see this is a good way to keep the wider FAA community informed. 
If you are not receiving […]

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.
 
The […]

Bristol Sycamore Models for Sale

Hobbywest, a company in WA, has advised they have accurate models of the Bristol Sycamore for sale, in RAN markings.  They are in 1:72 scale and are made of plastic.  The proprietor of the company has indicated he is happy to post them anywhere. 

The price is $36.00 plus postage.  This transaction is between you and the retailer and the FAAA has […]