Vietnam Veterans Day August 2019


Vietnam Veterans Reunion

Old Bar, NSW 16-18 August 2019

John Macartney has organised a Vietnam Veterans Day at Old Bar over the weekend 16-18 August 2019.  It is open to all RAN vets and their family and friends; 9 Squadron personnel will be particularly welcome, as of course will all the EMU family. 

The program for the weekend is set out below, and is firming up.  Any further changes are likely only to be small timing adjustments, but keep an eye on this page!

Friday 16th August 2019  – Meet & Greet                                

Cost:  $15.00 per person.

  • Meet at Club Old Bar, Cnr Waterman & Belford Streets, Old Bar from 5:00 pm.
  • Collect name badge, goodies bag, etc.
  • Drinks will be available from arrival (at own cost).
  • Finger food available from 6:00 pm in Function Room.
  • Meal available at Club from 6:00pm till 8:30pm (at own cost).
  • Last drinks at 11:30 pm.
  • Courtesy Bus available.
  • Formalities to an absolute bare minimum.

Saturday 17th August 2019

Morning:  Breakfast at Old Bar Village Cafe from 08:00 at own expense

Day:    Lunch at Valley View Farm (Bookings essential). 
Location:    1463 The Lakes Way, Rainbow Flat (East of the Pacific Highway).

  • Meet at Valley View Farm for lunch at 1230 (at own cost) about 30 minutes south of Old Bar. 

Alternate Day Activity – Bare Foot Bowls:

Location: Club Old Bar
Cost:  $5.00 per person

  • Own transport to Club Old Bar, arrive at 0945 am.
  • Commence playing at 1000 am, completion around 12 noon. (Note: for the serious bowlers there will be a men’s game on the other green with reasonable notice we can join them with normal green fees applying). 

Afternoon:   Own time.

Evening: Reunion Dinner:

Cost: $35.00 per person, two course meal.

  • Meet at Club Old Bar at 6:00 pm for a 6:00 pm start
  • Pre-dinner drinks (at own cost) in bar area.
  • All drinks at own cost.
  • Enjoy each other’s company.
  • Last drinks at 11:30 pm.
  • Courtesy Bus available.
  • Dress is smart casual.

Sunday 18th August 2019             

Morning:      Vietnam Veterans’ Day Parade & Service


  • Muster on Smith Street outside School at 09:30 am
  • Parade fall-in at 09:45 am and march off.
  • Parade dismissed and adjourns to School Hall for Service.
  • BBQ Lunch at Old Bar Public School post service’
  • Dress – neat casual with medals.
  • Location:  David Street,  Old Bar.
  • Cost: $12.00.

Night:  Informal Dinner at own expense.


Getting There          

By Road:         Off the Pacific Highway, East of Taree

By Air:             Fly into the Taree Airport or fly your own lighty to Old Bar Heritage Airfield

By Rail:           Taree’s Railway Station is on the main north/south line.


Payment Details              

By:   03 August 2019 (bookings finalised)

Cheque / Money Order:  Pay to Account:  JR & SM Macartney

Direct Deposit:  Phone Mac for bank details on (02) 6557 4165 or 0427 787 296 or email here.

Cancellation: A full refund will be made upon notification prior to 13th August 2019. No refund will be paid after this date.

 Please post or email the Registration Application, and payment, direct to:

J.R. Macartney, 14 Joel Drive, Old Bar, NSW 2430 or

Queries: John Macartney (02) 6557 4165 or 0427 787 296



The Meridian Resort

To book, Just give them a ring and ask for the best rate. 

 Karen & Alan
Managers, Meridian Resort Beachside
02 65533441

Flows Boogie-Woogie Beach House

Very nice accomodation.
Phone (02) 6557 4224 & mention Vietnam Veterans Day for a special deal.

Lani’s On The Beach

Lani’s On The Beach is Old Bar’s Caravan Park with ample sites and on site cabins. Pets allowed with prior arrangements. Group discount can apply depending on numbers.

Phone: (02) 6553 7274
Website: here.

Just Out of Old Bar

Mescal’s at Pampoolah B&B (02) 6557 8579
Chilton Lodge  (02) 6553 3190
All Seasons Country Lodge (02) 6552 1677
Taree Country Motel (02) 6552 2491