New info on East Sale Reunion November 2014

27/06/2014 at 1:21 am

• The Reunion will be held on the weekend 7th to 9th November.
• The location is the Sale Greyhound Racing Club on the sale / Mafra Rd. We have an upstairs room for which we may have to pay a small deposit. Will adfur.
• On the same site is the Sale Showgrounds Motor Home / Caravan Park (03 51446432) with 112 powered sites and many unpowered sites available. This place has very good reviews in WikiCamps and I will certainly be staying there. 50 metres walk to the venue.
• The ibis Styles Motel ( is 100 metres walk to the venue. Quote RAAF Reunion for discount. Another very close motel is the Ace Swan, which is diagonally opposite the venue at 386 Princes Highway. Another very close motel is the Ace Swan, which is diagonally opposite the venue at 386 Princes Highway. There are plenty of other places to stay in Sale so please don’t feel obliged to use those listed above.
• We will have a casual Meet and Greet on the Friday, with finger food.
• We will have a sit down dinner on Saturday in the room on Saturday evening. There is a happy hour at the venue from 5:30 to 6:30 which should start the evening quite nicely. Dick Dangerfield is bringing his guitar. He was recently featured in the Toowoomba Bulletin for his busking work in support of charity.
• Ralph has arranged for the Swing Bridge to be opened between 3 and 4 on Saturday. He has also suggested that we may wish to visit the Services Museum at West Sale on the Saturday morning.

Contact Jim Birrell at Jim Birrell []

A reminder of some reunions about in 2014 and 2015

22/02/2014 at 12:19 pm

We all know of the WRAAF October 2015 I would believe but the details are below again. There is a fireries reunion in July now.

EX Fireman’s Reunion July 2014

Not sure of detail but you could contact for accommodation

The reunion is in Townsville on


Rates – $149 per room per night (17th to 20th July 2014)

For more information go to the link here

East Sale November 2014

For details contact Jim Birrell on

Information below from Jim Birrell

2014 reunion will be held on the weekend 7th to 9th November.


 We plan to meet, greet and welcome all on Friday afternoon, say about 16:00, at the Criterion Hotel that is in Macalister St. We can have the standard Bistro Dinner and drinks there by our own arrangements. The Criterion has had a total facelift and is now a quality eating spot in Sale. As luck would have it, Ralph Faber is a mate of the manager and he has made the arrangements.

 We are still working on activities for Saturday morning and afternoon and would welcome any suggestions. As I will have my Bowls with me, I am thinking about getting something going at Sale BC but that may clash with Pennants. I would dearly love to whop Dangler Lynch whom I understand is quite a champion player.

 Some may wish to tour some of our favorite sites from the old days. There are the parking spots around Lake Guthridge that may bring back memories of watching the wildlife well into the night. There is the Swing Bridge, which also involved a good deal of wildlife and is now a designated as a “Historic Site”. (How old are we?)

 Our reunion Dinner will be held at the Criterion Hotel on the Saturday Night. This usually turns into the perfect opportunity to tell a few “truths” about our early days and I am sure that this will be no different.

 There will also be a farewell Breakfast at the hotel on Sunday morning. We will let you know about timings closer to the event.

 There is plenty of accommodation around Sale and the surrounds. Marg and I will be staying at Caravan Park on the highway to Melbourne and the last time we were in Sale, we also noticed that the Stratford Motel does not seem to have changed since 1967.

Then there’s the WRAAF National in October 2015


(64th Anniversary of the formation of the WRAAF 1951-1977)

9th, 10th & 11th October 2015 at Coolangatta, QLD

 ALL EX-WRAAF who served between 1951 and 1977 are invited to attend the 64th Anniversary National WRAAF Reunion to be held in Coolangatta on the above dates.

 EX-RAAF Servicewomen or serving RAAF Female Members are also invited to attend.


 ROSIE –                  (WRAAF Branch President)               

PAMELA –     (WRAAF Branch Secretary)

 CAROL –      (WRAAF Branch Treasurer)



I am interested in a 2015 National WRAAF Reunion on the Gold Cost at Coolangatta.

Maiden Name:                                                                   Course Number:

Send form and $10 non-refundable registration fee to:

WRAAF Branch Brisbane
53 Kurumba Street
Kippa-Ring     Qld     4021

Cheques/Money Orders made payable to (WR) WRAAF Branch RAAFA Qld Div

For completion by WRAAF Branch Brisbane

Date Received:                                                           Receipt No:







2012 East Sale Reunion – Rathmines NSW

04/11/2012 at 7:59 pm

Great to see everyone so happy.

2012 Nov 02 East Sale Reunion Rathmines NSW

2012 Nov 02 East Sale Reunion Rathmines NSW
Front Row: (L to R)
Rosemary Martin, Kay Short, Julka Shaughnessy, Gerry Ninnes, Bev Allie, Harry Allie, Errol White, Mavis White, Jenny Hawryluk.
Second Row: L to R
Katrine McCann, Pam Simpson, Jenni Eising, Pam Condie, Jackie Kershaw, Marg Birrell,
Saron Warton, Jenny Mudie
Third Row: L to R
Ray Martin, Bob Eising, Vicki Wyatt, Ros McCormick, Paddy McCormick, Marie Roberts, Virginia Faber, Harry Warton, Mick Hawryluk.
Fourth (Back Row): L to R
Ray Martin (Obscured), Bob Eising, Harry Wyatt, Vickie Wyatt, Paul Ninnes, Ian Shaughnessy,
Jack Simpson, Barry Roberts, Keith Kershaw, Graham Poole, Jim Birrell, Ralph Faber, David Condie, Phil Mudie, Peter Mowlam (Obscured)


Base Squadron RAAF Base East Sale 1966 – Were you there?

25/10/2012 at 12:50 pm
1966 East Sale Base Squadron

1966 Base Squadron East Sale
Full squadron on that day. Maintenance Squadron had a photo taken also.

News of a reunion at East Sale 12th to 14th April 2013. More details soon.

Reunions 2012 and 2013

15/10/2012 at 12:48 am


DON’T FORGET – The WA WRAAF Branch is taking expressions of interest for the 2013 National WRAAF Reunion to be held in Perth WA. The registration form has already been sent out with previous Branch minutes but is still available from our Secretary, Rosemary, and can be also be downloaded from the WRAAF website. You need to send a $10 non-refundable registration fee with the form. If you have registered, you should have received an update from the Perth Reunion Committee and a list of those who have registered so far.
More information of the Perth Reunion will be advised as it is received.


RAAF Caterers – for all ex-RAAF catering personnel in Coolum Qld in October 2012. For details contact Gynith Whatmough via


2012 East Sale Reunion (mainly for 1960’s and 1975 to 1980)
Where: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Lake Macquarie NSW (ex-Officers’ Mess of heritage listed
WWII RAAF Catalina Seaplane Base) (
When: Friday, 2 November 2012 to Sunday, 4 November 2012
Contact: Jack Simpson – OR Harry Allie –


Reunion All Ex CLK EA/CLK FA/pre 77 ACCTOS
Where: Coolangatta Bowls Club, cnr Scott & Warner Streets.
When: Saturday, 6 April 2013, 1730 (a week after Easter/a week before school holidays).
Friday, 5 April 2013 – Meet & Greet – Twin Towns RSL, Tweed Heads.
Have dinner or just meet at the Harbour lounge from 1800 onward (Qld times).
Sunday, 7 April 2013 – Brunch/Goodbye – Twin Towns RSL Tweed Heads.
Have brunch or just meet at the Harbour Lounge from 0900 onwards (Qld time)
Phone (07) 4780 4028 for more details.


No.2 Stores Depot (1954 to 1994)
A reunion for former members of No2 Stores Depot, Regents Park, Chester Hill, Villawood and 2SD Dubbo, both military and civilian, between the years 1954 and 1994 will be held at the Rosney Golf Club in Sydney on 10 November 2012. Cost is $25.00 per head. For more information please contact Jock O’Çonnor on 0418 899 050.


See Forthcoming Reunion Page