Wall of Service General Information
The Fleet Air Arm Wall of Service is a unique facility which records the names of members who have served (or are still serving) in or with the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm. This is achieved by means of bronze plaques affixed to a custom-built wall situated adjacent to the FAA Museum in Nowra, NSW. It is not a memorial wall – rather, it records the names of people who have served and/or continue to serve their country in (or attached to) the RAN Fleet Air Arm. You can be living or deceased.
There are 1019 plaques on the Wall (as of end December 2020), with room for a total of 14,000. Having your name on the Wall is a wonderful way to preserve your little bit of history, or perhaps you might consider it as a special gift to someone who has everything. (Note, however, that plaques ordered by relations or friends must have approval of the Next-of-Kin of the member). You can also organise a plaque for a deceased mate – perhaps someone on your training course or a close friend.
Like everything else the cost of producing the plaques goes up from time to time and we have to adjust our prices to match – so the sooner you participate the cheaper it will be!
The plaques are simple. They are cast in heavy bronze and feature a ‘wings’ logo (modified) of the Fleet Air Arm Association with the acronym ‘RAN’. They display the person’s name (with decorations and awards); rank/rate; official number and their date of entry/discharge. They are half a brick in size and are permanently fixed to the wall.
Policy Regarding Plaques
Applications for a plaque must be made by the person whose name will appear on the plaque, unless they are deceased or the plaque is a gift in which case an application may be made by a third party but only with the specific approval of the Next of Kin.
Must have been or is a member of the Fleet Air Arm, or
Cost & Payment
The cost of the plaque is AU$190.00 for FAAA members or $240.00 for non-members, but the non-member fee will include a year’s membership subscription to the NSW Division of the Association. Payment should be made at the time of application. You can pay by cheque if you use a paper application form. Alternatively you can use the electronic application process and make an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment to:
Account Name: FAAAA
BSB: 637 000
Account: 7168 19 388
Reference: Your Surname
Please provide the EFT transaction number in the form you fill in so that your EFT can be linked to your application.
Sorry, we can’t accept credit card payments.
Final approval for inclusion on the Wall of Service is granted by the Executive Committee of the NSW Branch of the FAAAA. The approval committee may request additional or more precise information to assist in their determination. If your application is rejected you will receive a full refund of your application fee. You may also appeal the decision by writing to the National Executive Council.
Once your plaque is affixed to the Wall of Service, notification is normally conducted via the next issue of Slipstream magazine, which is available to paid-up members of the Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia. If you require an earlier notification you can select to have email notification by clicking in the ’email’ box towards the end of the (electronic) application form.
How To Apply For a Plaque On The Wall of Service
There are two ways to apply for a plaque on the Wall of Service: Electronically, or by posting your application in the Mail
Click on the blue button below to access a form to apply electronically. This is the preferred method of applying.
NOTE: Please make sure you have completed your Electronic Fund Transfer first as you will need to provide the reference number in your application.
If you do not wish to apply electronically (perhaps because you’d prefer to pay by cheque), you can fill out a paper form with your details, attach a cheque and post it to the wall administrator.
To do this, simply click on the yellow button below to download the paper form, print it and follow the instructions given on it.
Who is currently on the Wall?
For a list of people currently on the Wall (and where their Plaque is located)