News & Views

REUNIONS SCHEDULED FOR 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

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 […]

VIC Division Cancels Annual Dinner and Memorial Service in August

The committee of the Victoria Division has unanimously voted to cancel our Annual Dinner at Hastings and Memorial Service at HMAS Cerberus.

These two events were due to take place on the 29th and 30th August, 2020.

It is with great reluctance that we take this action but the safety and wellbeing of our members must be our first priority.

These two events […]

FLASH! NSW Division AGM – July 2020

The Annual General Meeting for the NSW Division will be held in the White Ensign Club building (adjacent to the Fleet Air Arm Museum) commencing at 1030 on Saturday 25th July 2020. A copy of the Agenda for the meeting can be seen here

The meeting will consider any ‘Notices of Motion’, which are essentially ideas or suggestions concerning the NSW […]

NSW Division AGM – Wed 25 March 2020 Now Cancelled

The Fleet Air Arm Association (NSW) Division wishes to advise that its Annual General Meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday 25 March 2020 has been CANCELLED as a result of current COVID-19 concerns. 

The meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 2020, but readers should keep an eye on this website for further updates. 

 

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ACT Division Social Gathering 07 Feb 20

Good Afternoon Shipmates,

The Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia, ACT Division, will hold a social get together at the Canberra Club, 51 Blackall Street Barton ACT on next Friday 7th February 2020 commencing from 1700.  

FAA Association members and other FAA / ex-FAA personnel are more than welcome to attend the function. A sign in sheet will be at the Club front reception desk for attendees to sign as they enter the […]

Fleet Air Arm Hero Remembered at Albatross

Family of late Australian WWII hero, Spitfire pilot LEUT Keith Clarkson, donates war medals to Fleet Air Arm Museum
By Rebecca West,  Images and Text – South Coast Register

The descendants of an Australian war veteran who served valiantly in WWII and was killed in battle over North Korea in 1951 donated his medals, including the Distinguished Flying Medal, to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Nowra Hill […]

Free Entry for ex-ADF Members to Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

INFORMATION FOR ALL ADF and EX-SERVICE MEMBERS LIVING IN OR VISITING SYDNEY
Complimentary Entry to
Australian National Maritime Museum
Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW

The Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC) has partnered with the Australian National Maritime Museum to provide complimentary free access to Australia’s Maritime Museum in Sydney for all Defence Force serving members, veterans, and current cadets.

THE OFFER

Located in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, this must-see […]

ACT Division Social Friday 31 August 2018 – All Welcome

The Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia, ACT Division, will hold a social get together at the Canberra Club, 51 Blackall Street Barton ACT on Friday 31st Aug 2018 commencing from 1600.  

FAA Association members and other FAA / ex-FAA personnel are more than welcome to attend the function. A sign in sheet will be at the Club front reception desk for attendees to sign as they enter the club

The Canberra […]

Message from COMFAA for the RANHFV

COMFAA,  Commodore Chris Smallhorn, has asked that the following message be published on this website.
“On 18 August 2018 our Helicopter Flight Vietnam (HFV) veterans were finally recognised for the extraordinary feats of gallantry displayed every day and night throughout the four 723 Squadron detachments to Vietnam between September 1967 and June 1971.
On a predictably cold, wet  and blustery […]

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 […]