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.

All Association members and serving or former FAA members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Apologies for the short notice for this […]

New Support Website for ex-ADF Members

A new website advising current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) of the free support services available to them has been launched by Minister for Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan.
Mr Tehan said the Engage: Supporting Those Who Serve website would help all current and former ADF members, their families and those involved in their support by providing easily […]

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 […]

RAN Handlers/General Reunion Nov 17

Glen, the ex-Postie,  has advised that the next Handlers/General FAA reunion will be held in Queensland over the period Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November, 2017.   This will be the 16th event of this type. 

Friday evening is usually a ‘meet and greet’, and the Saturday is the reunion, which will be at the Cleveland RSL.  There is no cost […]

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 […]

Helicopter Weathers Trial Period

Published on 20 June 2017 Department of Defence (Author)

Topic(s): Training, MRH-90 Taipan, 808 Squadron, HMAS Anzac (F150)

Multi-role helicopter support to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet has been enhanced by trials recently completed off the east coast of Australia.

In a joint activity conducted during the months of May and June HMAS Anzac embarked an MRH90 flight from 808 Squadron for a trial designed […]