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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Warbird Relic Hunters

Anybody who likes restored aircraft will love this story from our friends at Vintage Wings of Canada. 
As the introduction says: 
“As the Second World War came to a close, thousands of war-surplus combat and training aircraft were stored at storage, repair or disposal facilities across Canada. British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Airfields began to fill up with the discarded implements of war—Avro Ansons and Lancasters, Bristol Bolingbrokes, […]



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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