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COMING  EVENTS:
 (See below for photos of PAST EVENTS)

Fighter Squadrons' Sydney Lunch.  Friday, June 9th 2017.

Please join us.  These events are very friendly and popular, with a wide range of attendees from WW2 veterans to modern-day serving personnel.  Your friends and family are also welcome.

Book your seats on https://fsb.raafansw.org.au/users/functions.php .  (No upfront payment required.)  Please type in your 3SQN affiliation when booking.

Now that our ANZAC Commemorations and Remembrances have been completed for 2017, it would be appropriate to continue the attendant camaraderie and mateship through the Combined Fighter Squadrons lunch schedule.
The next of these is on Friday 9th June 2017, Hornsby RSL Club, located adjacent to Hornsby Station, with ample parking onsite.
Bar opens 11.30AM (club prices) with lunch 12.30. Two courses. Mains and desert with tea/coffee.
Cost $40pp payable at the door on entry.
Bookings close Monday 5th June, and no reimbursement for cancellations from this time, except for illness and genuine emergencies.

 

INVITATION: The Royal Australian Air Force Association, Tasmania Division, extends to all Royal Australian Air Force members, past and present and their guests an invitation to attend

"A Gathering of Eagles"

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 Safely back from a sortie, a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot climbs out of the cockpit of his Spitfire

To be held in Hobart on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of September 2017 to commemorate the deeds and sacrifices of the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal Air Force and Allied Air Forces in all conflicts past and present.

National Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Battle of Britain (the 77th).
Details here.  Why not make the pilgrimage down to the ‘Deep South’ for the occasion?  As it is the 77th anniversary, it is a great weekend and a good opportunity to catch up with old friends.   - Cheers, Pete Scully.

CONTACT DETAILS
If you are interested in obtaining further details about these events, contact the State Secretary,
RAAF Association, Tasmanian Division at:
Address: 61 Davey Street, Hobart, 7001
Phone: 03 6234 3862 (Wed 10am to 3pm) Message Bank active during non attendance times
Email: secretary@raafatas.org.au
Battle of Britain Coordinator: AVM P.J. Scully AO 0402 274 163
Assistant Coordinator: Ms Debbie Coulson - State Secretary 0447 751 816

 

Advance Notice: Sat. 29th July 2017. - Queensland Member’s 2017 Mid-Year Luncheon – Redlands RSL.

 

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3SQN PAST EVENTS

2016 - 3 Squadron's Canberra Centennial Plaque Celebrations

10th / 11th February 2016


Chas Wannan, Kittyhawk and Mustang Flight Commander.  [Portrait by Dom O'Donnell]

Our Point Cook 3AFC Centennial Commemoration

9th July 2016

Members of the Australian Flying Corps prepare a Deperdussin training aircraft for take-off. A member of the ground crew is about to swing the propeller to start the engine. (This photograph is ...

Richmond "Centenary of the NSW State Aviation School"

28th August 2016

19th September 2016 -  "Our Official 100th BIRTHDAY"

Sydney Anzac Memorial

Williamtown "Centenary of Australia's WW1 Combat Squadrons"

27th/28th October 2016

 

2015
 "Roll Out the Barrel!"  - 75 Years since 3 Squadron marched out from Richmond to World War II.

2014 - "RAAF Centenary of Military Aviation" Point Cook

2013 "Family Day" Airshow

Anzac Day Reports and Photos 2013


 

 Malta Pilgrimage

Our wonderful Maltese-Australian friend, Frank Gauchi, placed wreaths on the graves of two 3SQN Ground Crew casualties, far away on the island of Malta.

For more photo coverage and the background story: Click Here
 

Anzac Day 2012


A great day for all of the 3SQN Generations! 
[Left to Right:] Terry van Haren, Gus Thomson, Bob Treloar and Arthur Pardey.
For more photo coverage: Click Here

[Picture by Dominic O'Donnell]

Williamtown Parade & Family Day - Friday, September 23, 2011.

  3 Squadron’s 95th Birthday
Parade of the New Squadron Colours and Family Day


For more parade and airshow photo coverage: Click Here

Anzac Day 2011 Sydney


"The old and the bold meet the young and the bold."  For more photo coverage: Click Here

RAAF Williamtown
3 Squadron's 94th Birthday Air-Show & Family Day, Friday 17-9-2010

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For more photo coverage of the 2010 Family Day: Click Here

70th Anniversary of 1940 "Marching Out" from Richmond

On Saturday 10th July 2010, the Association returned to Richmond RAAF Base for the 70th Anniversary of the Squadron "marching out" to War on the 15th of July 1940.  We were honoured to have four of "The Originals" in attendance.

 

For the full set of annotated photos, click here.

 

Harvard Graduate

An uplifting photo set showing NSW Hon. President Tom Russell enjoying a surprise sortie in a Harvard Trainer, just before presenting a speech at Camden RSL.  (June 2010).

 

Anzac Day 2010

Anzac Day 2010 went very well in Sydney and the RAAF Official Photographer captured a nice image of 3SQN CO Terry van Haren with the WW2 veterans present on the day.  It was especially gratifying that our President Peter Cuthbert (2nd from left) could be there despite his recent illness.  [Pete told us that he's recently received a disturbing note in his mailbox saying, "If you don't stop making love to my wife, I will KILL you!"  - But the note was unsigned, so Pete has no way of knowing which husband wrote it!]


L to R: Slim Moore, Peter Cuthbert, WGCDR Terry van Haren, Tom Russell, Gordon Steege, Arthur Pardey, Don Nicholls.

(Click here for the full-sized image by the RAAF Official Photographer.)

 

3 Squadron 93rd Birthday Parade, 2009

Click here for a photo set, speeches from the day and historical notes on the Squadron's first and last combat losses in WWII.

 

Reunion of Butterworth Fitters in Malaysia 2008.

 

Canberra Reunion 2002 in the Australian War Memorial

Curtis P-40E-1 Kittyhawk fighter aircraft ('Polly') in Aircraft

 

2001 Williamtown

 

3 Squadron's 85th Birthday at Nelson Bay, 18- 20 September 2001  

     

 

3SQN's 60th Birthday - Butterworth  1976

Early Association Get-Togethers

 

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