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

ANZAC DAY INFO 2018
Wednesday 25 April

ADELAIDE

Anzac Day March:  Assemble North Terrace, west of “Elder Hall” (University of Adelaide) at 0930. 
Placard: “RAAF Middle East”. 
 

BRISBANE

Anzac Day March: We expect to step-off around 1030.  Form-up in William Street, past Queen Street Mall and near the Victoria Bridge. 
Lunch:  At the Jade Buddha down Eagle Street, not far from the end of the march.
 

MELBOURNE

Anzac Day March: Form-up by 1045 in Flinders St., east of Federation Square, near the 3SQN banner.  Move off 1100.  Contact Roger WATTS, 0418 379-290.
 

PERTH

Meet in St Georges Terrace at 9am, between William and Barrack Streets.  (Behind Fighter Squadrons Assn.)  Lunch: East Fremantle Yacht Club (1 Petra Street).  Arrive 1230.  Lunch served from 1300 (your choice from the menu).  All members, partners and friends (especially 79 SQN Pearce) are cordially invited. 
A  Sailing Competition for the Anzac Day Shield will be followed by Entertainment.  Contact Felix SAINSBURY (08) 9337-6016, by 20 April.
 

SYDNEY

Sunday 14 April - 3 SQN’s “Annual Pilgrimage” to RAAF BASE RICHMOND.

1030am.  Members young and old, rellies and friends, all very welcome.  Security Reqs: Please send attendee names and vehicle rego to Vicki (02-9487-2662 or email vcr63600@bigpond.net.au) by Fri 5 April. 
Meet in the Pass Office Carpark at the Dight St. Roundabout (Hercules tail-fin) by 10.30am.    Proceed into Base in convoy.  After the service and wreath-laying ceremony at the 3SQN Memorial, we will have a convivial BYO picnic lunch.

Sydney Anzac March, Wednesday 25th April:  10am.

Assemble Castlereagh Street just north of Martin Place, near 3SQN banner (and March Card 16).

Lunch: Pullman Hotel, 36 College St. 
From 1200hrs, two-course lunch.  $60 per head.  Drinks at own expense - please bring cash for bar. 
ONLINE BOOKINGS: https://fsb.raafansw.org.au/events.php
Online bank transfer payment is preferred.  BOOK BEFORE 18 APRIL.  Remember to add your 3SQN affiliation when booking. 
- Enquiries Geoff PETERKIN (02) 4956-6618.

 

For any other queries please Contact 3SQN Assn.

Red Cross Walking Tour
Somme Valley, FRANCE.
3 to 6 May, 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service will be utilising Neil SMITH’s 3SQN web-article about Cliff PEEL, a 3AFC RE8 pilot, in their four-day “Somme Stride” experiential walking tour [scheduled for early May 2019].  Cliff created the original operational concept for the “Flying Doctor” in 1917.  (Sadly, he was killed in the closing weeks of WW1.)  The RFDS will quote Neil’s research, along with many other interesting themes.  

This tour sounds fantastic, and all profits will help to support the RFDS.  So, if you or any of your 3SQN friends are interested in seeing the Somme Battlefields in the most immersive way possible, further details are available on the RFDS Website.
 

RAAF 98th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION,
MARTIN PLACE SYDNEY, Friday 29 March 2019.

RAAF Association wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, Friday 29 March at 11am.  All are cordially invited. Commemorating the Foundation of the RAAF in 1921.  Guest Speaker will be Air Commander Australia, AVM "Zed" ROBERTON DSC, AM.
 

SYDNEY Fighter Squadrons Luncheon – Hornsby RSL
Friday, 14 June 2019
.  11.30am.
Details: https://fsb.raafansw.org.au/events.php

"FRIENDS OF THE MIRAGE" REUNION

SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2019

Stockton RSL, NSW.

AN INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL SERVING OR EX-RAAF OR RAAF RESERVE MEMBERS, OF ANY AIRCRAFT TRADE, MUSTERING OR CATEGORY WHO SERVED (AT ANY TIME) IN ANY MIRAGE UNIT.

For all details see here.

QLD. MID-YEAR LUNCHEON

Sat. 27 JULY - REDLAND BAY RSL, BRISBANE
Register with “Blue farrell3sqn@outlook.com
(Book accommodation and make it a great weekend!)
 

"GATHERING OF EAGLES"


Friday to Sunday, 13-15 September 2019.
Hobart RAAFA commemoration of “Battle of Britain

Details: http://www.raafatas.com/158198749

 

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3SQN PAST EVENTS

Centennial of REMEMBRANCE DAY

Sunday 11th November, 2018, 11am.

ANZAC Memorial, Sydney Hyde Park.

3 Squadron's "Named in Battle Day" 100-Year Commemoration.

Thursday 18th January, 2018, 11am.
Alongside the "Hunters Hill Howitzer", Sydney NSW.

2017

75th Anniversary Commemoration - "ALAMEIN

Monday 23rd October, 2017.
Australian War Memorial, Canberra.


A beautiful day in Canberra for 3SQN Alamein veterans and their sons.

2016  

Williamtown "Centenary of Australia's WW1 Combat Squadrons"

27th/28th October 2016

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

Sydney Anzac Memorial

Richmond "Centenary of the NSW State Aviation School"

28th August 2016

Our Point Cook 3AFC Centennial Commemoration

9th July 2016

2016 - 3 Squadron's Canberra Centennial Plaque Celebrations

10th / 11th February 2016


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

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

http://www.adf-messageboard.com.au/invboard/uploads/post-12-1284970942.jpg
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

 

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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