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2SD RAAF Richmond 1956

03/02/2013 at 5:09 pm

Photo of 1956 Sports Team Click here for Page

The Beginning of the ExWRAAF Reunion Movement

31/01/2013 at 9:45 am

The exWRAAF movement probably started around 1970. Probably by Maxine Cheyne. Probably at a luncheon held at her home.

The first Australia wide reunion was definitely in 1976. Held with a luncheon at Maxine’s place again and a further meeting at the local CWA hall. About 49 ex WRAAF attended. Sandra Perry was there (second row from the top, 5th from right). Also Jackie Walsh nee Rodger (Kneeling on floor at right), next to her Joan Ramsay nee Arbon (next to Jackie at right).

Mary Bradshaw is fourth from left in first row behind person lounging in front. Incredibly Mary has a diary to say the photo is from January 1976. Saturday 17th January “we had a luncheon at the President home Maxine Cheyne and followed by a dinner at the CWA rooms at Kent Town. Joy Pepper, Pat Huskings, Dulcie Lang. Val MCoy, by Mary’s diary was there. Pep (Joy) 6 from L in second back row.

Can anyone else name themselves. Email me on kipling3@bigpond.com. This photo is crucial to the WRAAF reunion movement. It might be the first. Since then many gatherings have taken place and every two or three years a National reunion is held in alternating states. Let’s make it a quest to remember the reunions and where they have been held since this time.

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First National exWRAAF Reunion
Adelaide SA Luncheon held at Maxine Cheyne’s Home and later at CWA Rooms at Kent Town

Looking for that WRAAF from long ago?

31/01/2013 at 9:06 am

Are you looking for a friend. Contact me and I will put her name on the site. We never know who is looking and to start looking is the key to finding.

Joan is looking for Nereli Smith from East Sale 1982.

History of the Women’s Royal Australian Air Force written by Squadron Leader G.L. Hall 1994 for the RAAF Personnel Journal

30/01/2013 at 11:43 am

Source: Passed to Lyn Mitchell, former editor of Vic WRAAF Branch Newsletter and Webmaster exwraaf.com. An extract from RAAF Personnel Journal 1994

Click HERE  to read an article on the History of the Women’s Royal Australian Air Force. The history is taken up to the year 1994 and relates to the ‘tough endless battles against the Victorian attitudes with the Establishment’; but finally ‘won the day and all women were transferred into the RAAF’…

 

 

Just Group Accommodation Updated Flyer January 2013

13/01/2013 at 7:05 pm
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Vale Paddy McCormick from East Sale

13/01/2013 at 6:33 pm

Paddy McCormick passed away in Melbourne Hospital today, Sunday 13th January 2013. He was suffering from Lung Cancer.

Paddy was posted into RAAF Base East Sale in the 1960s as a Cook’s Assistant and then came back as a butcher in the Ration Store.  Paddy being Irish; naturally got the nick name Paddy. He and his family lived out at Longford after he got out of the Service, after twenty year. He worked on the Flight Line as a Civie after he got out.

At Rathmines NSW  East SAle Equipo Reunion 2012

At Rathmines NSW
East SAle Equipo Reunion 2012

Did You Know the RAAF Fire Service has a website: Talk of a reunion 2014

08/01/2013 at 1:09 am

 

http://www.georama.com.au/RAAFFireService/HOME_PAGE.html

 

THE R.A.A.F FIRE SERVICE – Georama
http://www.georama.com.au/RAAFFireService/
CONTACT: chas.adlard@bigpond.com. or phone. Chas: 0417 803 260.

 

GEMS Units were Ground Maint , so any thing that moved on Wheels or had a Motor or was painted Yellow or Green excluding A/C are the things we worked on.

07/01/2013 at 9:23 pm

These are the words of Jacko, one the organisers of the GEMS Units Reunion. Remember, it is this year and 1st April 2013 is the date to let the organisers know.

Greg Lyons (Jacko)

Marketing & Promotions Manager

Ipswich Jets Rugby League Football Club Inc.

 Mob – 0413 700 298

Ph – 32021887

Fax: 07 3281 0829

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Just Group Accommodation – Speak with Andrew

06/01/2013 at 12:42 am

If you need help with accommodation in Perth October 2013 for the WRAAF National Reunion

Call

reservations@justgroupaccommodation.com.au

you can speak with Andrew and he will assist you or you can call 1300 900 900. They can help you with your individual bookings or group or family bookings. They can assist with any accommodation booking types. They source the accommodation and can get quotes for you based on any number on people requiring accommodation and can help get accommodation to meet your budget requirements.

WRAAF Luncheon Werribee 2003 Video

05/01/2013 at 12:33 am

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