817 Squadron Reunion 25-27 April 2019 (Canberra Region)

817 SQUADRON ANZAC DAY REUNION 

Dates 25 – 28th April , 2019  at Bungendore NSW ( near Canberra)
Events to include:- 
25th April – Anzac Day
Dawn Service ( Personal Choice) Bungendore 0530 for 0600
or
Australian War Memorial Canberra 0530 for 0600

Anzac Day Service – Bungendore War Memorial, Bungendore 0900 for 1045 March off
BBQ lunch and reunion begins at the Bungendore Bowling Club 1300. 
Memorabilia, photos, Uckers, […]

Names Wanted

We are looking to find the names of the folk of the 1st Contingent seen below, boarding a QANTAS jet. In particular, we would like the names of people labelled 6,7,8, 14, 15, 16 and 18.  You can click on the image to make it bigger, and use the ‘Contact Us’ form at the foot of this page to submit your thoughts. 

 

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Bravo Zulu: Book Review

Book Review:  

“Bravo Zulu” Volumes 1 & 2 by Ian Pfennigwerth.
Between 1900 and 2014 over 4,000 Australian naval people received honours and awards for their efforts, courage, sacrifice and service to the nation. Whether a George Cross for defusing mines during the World War II UK ‘Blitz’, an American Silver Star for flying helicopters into intense enemy fire in Vietnam, […]

Mystery Photo No. 49

Mystery Photo No.49 is of a group of biplanes on the foredeck of a ship, taken just over 100 years ago: 
The picture has special historical significance, so we would like to know:

What is the name of the ship,
What type of aircraft they are, and
What is the special significance of this image?

You can use the “Contact Us” form […]

HISTORIC FLIGHT AIRCRAFT UPDATE – November 2018

UPDATE ON THE HISTORIC FLIGHT’s AIRCRAFT – 26 November 2018
HARS is pleased to confirm that it has been accepted as the preferred tenderer for the acquisition of the complete sets of ex RAN FAA Historic Flight assets being disposed of by limited public tender.
This outcome is the result of approximately 14 years of continuous dialogue between HARS and the RAN, […]

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 […]