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A Visit to RAAF Aviation Heritage Museum – Brisbane Branch

04/10/2012 at 10:47 am

RAAF Aviation Heritage Museum

On Sunday 8 July about 47 of us – along with some partners – visited the Museum at Amberley which was officially opened on 5 June 2011. It has some aircraft on display, including a WWII Boston, Vietnam-era Caribou and Canberra, Mirage and Sabre fighters, Iroquois and Sioux helicopters, and, of course, an
F-111C and also other smaller artefacts and displays. There is a moving tribute to Pilot Officer Robert Carver and Flying Officer Michael Herbert who for so long were MIA in Vietnam. The Museum is hoping to expand and may one day have a display relating to the WRAAF.

It is open on the second Sunday of every month (9:00am – 3:00pm). Go past the main gates to the Car Park and a shuttle bus runs from there to the Museum. Admission is FREE. It is staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic ex-service people and there is a shop that sells souvenirs (but take cash as they don’t do credit cards !!!) The bus from Brisbane meandered around the countryside, stopping at Queens Park in Ipswich for morning tea and cakes. After the visit we all went off to Jets Rugby League Club in North Ipswich for a great lunch. All in all, a good day was had by all.


02/10/2012 at 4:57 pm

Vale Maureen Garcia

30/09/2012 at 4:25 pm

An email today from Brisbane Branch

‘Maureen passed away this morning at 4 am. We will advise again when funeral details are known. At this stage we do know that it will be held on the Gold Coast.

For those of you who know of her friends who are not on email, could you please advise them.


70th Anniversary Bombing of Darwin

27/09/2012 at 2:57 pm

Nation commemoration of the bombing on Darwin 19th February 1942. Vew article click here

Check Out DVA Page

27/09/2012 at 2:25 pm

If you need some advice on how DVA can help you go to DVA page (under news).

If you need Dental Care or are worried about your Hearing Loss.

  Click here

2012 Vic Luncheon Altona RSL

24/09/2012 at 12:05 pm

90 Years of the RAAF

23/09/2012 at 1:05 pm

90 Years of the RAAF (Published: November 2011) Price: $50.00 (for hard copy)
This book is an 90 Years of the RAAF illustrated “snapshot history” of the Royal Australian Air Force that focuses, year by year, on specific chronological events from its formation in 1921 to the present day. It captures not only the highlights and achievements of the last 90 years, but also its low points. For more information on this publication and how you can obtain a copy.


See the RAAF APDC website at:


Have a look at this site for other interesting books to buy –


Good History of Women Site

21/09/2012 at 2:50 pm


Book: Women And The First World War

Book: Women And The First World War



Great Page to research Women in The First World War

20/09/2012 at 1:42 pm


2013 National Reunion News – Registration to Functions

15/09/2012 at 1:39 pm

Women’s Royal Australian Air Force
National Reunion
11 – 13 October 2013


Please find below list of functions, merchandise available for purchase and prices.

ALL monies for functions and merchandise must be received by 30 June 2013.

If you know anyone who has not registered for the re-union please encourage them to do so as soon as possible – all registrations must be received no later than 31 January 2013.

The committee would like to thank you all for showing such enthusiasm for the 2013 WRAAF re-union in Perth and we all look forward to a great time catching up with wonderful friends.


Friday 11 October – Hi Tea @ Rydges – 5pm – 7.30pm $45.00 _______
Saturday 12 October Museum tour before formal dinner – 5pm $5.00 ______ _
Saturday 12 October – Formal Dinner @ Air Force Estate $70.00 _______
5.30 pm Pre dinner drink on arrival
6.00 pm Dinner – ladies
7.00 pm Dinner – Men
Drinks at own cost.

Sunday 13 October – Church Service – 10am (no cost) _______
Sunday 13 October City Sightseeing Bus to Burswood Casino $30.00 ______
The bus will pick up from the Rydges Hotel at 12 – do a scenic tour of Perth – stop at the Casino where you can enjoy a leisurely meal, drink and gaming if desired for a couple of hours the bus will then return to finish your tour of Perth.
Meal and drinks at own cost

Number required:
White- Southwest Classic White $10.00 per bottle _________
Red – Classic Red $10.00 per bottle _________
Wine Holder – Double insulated wine holder $10.00 _________

A non-refundable fee of $10 must accompany each registration form and sent to:
Registration forms must be received by 31 January 2013.
Payment for functions/merchandise must be received by 30 June 2013.
Payment by cheque/money order to WRAAF Branch WA.
Direct Debit/Electronic Funds transfer as set out below.
Bank: BankWest
BSB No: 306-080
Account No: 418-400-0
Account name: WRAAF BRANCH

Please include reference number on all correspondence.