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February 2020

Last class to grace the grass - RANC GL85 reunion
8 February 2020
Realm Hotel - Canberra, ACT
It's on - with partners. Please contact Greaseball or Gonzo.
Contact: Peter Steel
0421 257 170
2/10TH FIELD REGIMENT ASSOCIATION
16 February 2020
Brisbane Room, Brisbane City Hall, QLD
Reunion morning tea following the annual Fall of Singapore memorial service. Cost $35, cash bar. Bookings essential.
Contact: WENDY RYSDALE
0414 483 009
8 RAR Reunion
25 February 2020
Mantra Coolangatta\Twin Towns resort. NSW
25-28 February 2020. Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Operation Hammersley. For details visit the website, email treasurer8rarassn@hotmail.com or write to The Secretary 8RAR Assoc, PO Box 4989, Forest Lake QLD 4078.
Contact: Ron O'Connor
0413 008 025

March 2020

RAAOC Vietnam Veterans’ Reunion
9 March 2020
Perth WA
9-12 March 2020. All RAAOC Vietnam Veterans’ are invited to attend. This will be a great event and an opportunity to unite together, catch up with old mates and make some new mates.
Contact: John Arco, Secretary
0412 672 103
Midshipmen SL 1/70 50th Anniversary
6 March 2020
Brisbane, QLD
SL 1/70 (EX/BATC/SU) including training staff and gunroom.
Contact: Mike Burton
0414 395 961
50th Anniversary of the 32nd JRTE into HMAS Leeuwin
20 March 2020
Canberra, ACT
The last hurrah for the 32nd JRTE Collins & Walton Divisions.
Contact: Reunion Committee
40-year Reunion Commonwealth Ceasefire Monitoring Force – Rhodesia
6 March 2020
Kedron Waverley RSL, Chermside, Qld
Members of the CCMF are hosting their first reunion in 40 years. The reunion is open to all who served as in the CCMF and Rhodesian Forces. It includes meet and greet on Friday 6 March and dinner on 7 March. It's a great opportunity to get together. Please pass this on to anyone you know who served in the CCMF or the Rhodesian Forces. Richard Clarke (details below) or Les Norton via les.norton@safetman.com.au or 0404 812 423.
Contact: Richard Clarke
0468 947 929
D Coy 3RAR 1st Tour Vietnam Reunion
19 March 2020
Hobart, TAS
19-22 March 2019
Contact: Ken Dann
0409 421 467
HMAS Leeuwin 32nd Intake Reunion Walton & Collins
20 March 2020
Alivio Tourist Park, ACT
Friday, meet and greet; Saturday, sunset service at AWM followed by dinner at a local club. Visit Facebook page 'hmas leeuwin 32nd jrte'
Contact: Shayne Mclennan
0434 872 555
RAEME Singleton Workshops Platoon
1 March 2020
NSW
Reunion definitely going ahead. Please contact me asap re numbers attending.

Contact: Ray Scott
0413 161 139
RAEME Singleton Workshop Platoon 1954-1989
7 March 2020
Gallipoli Legion Club, Beaumont St Hamilton, Newcastle NSW 1800hrs
Calling all former members interested in attending. For catering purposes RSVP by 31 Dec 2019 leaving your name and contact details if unanswered.
Contact: Ray Scott
0413 161 139
BCOF Japan Association of Australia
24 March 2020
Corowa RSL Club, NSW
24-26 March 2020. A get together of BCOF members and family. All welcome. Please contact Secretary if attending
Contact: Harry Fennell, Secretary
03 5367 5636

April 2020

Stevenson Division 31st intake JRTE 50th Anniversary
23 April 2020
Maroochy RSL Club, Maroochydore QLD
23-26 April 2020. All 31st intake, wives and partners welcome. The reunion includes Meet and Greet on 23/4, Dawn Service and March on Anzac Day, and dinner on 26/4. Great venue and lots of accomodation available within walking distance of the club. All details are available on the Facebook page.
Contact: Wayne Donnelly
0432 501 225
RAAF 1056 & 169 TMs
3 April 2020
Woodenbong Hotel, NSW
If you would like a beer and a catch up with Lindsay and Blue, come along to the reunion - it will have been 50 years. Blue McKinnon especially welcome.
Contact: Blue Lister
0457 247122
HMAS Albatross AFL 1990 Premiership Reunion
25 April 2020
Adelaide, SA
All players, officials and supporters are invited to attend a 30 year reunion in concert with Anzac weekend. Intention is to march with Fleet Air Arm Association followed by an afternoon at the races and then catch an AFL game live or on TV for the evening.
Contact: Adam Harris & Duane Unwin
0412480422 (Adam) or 0413805644 (Duane)
7 RAR 2nd tour of Vietnam 1970-71
25 April 2020
Adelaide, SA
21-26 April 2019 - 50 year reunion.
Contact: Greg Shepley
0417 881 630
All Ex & Serving Sappers of the Yallourn and Newborough Army Depots
25 April 2020
Newborough, VIC
Help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of 38 Fld. Sqn RAE last Parade. It is proposed to hold a Reunion of all past and present Sappers and Support Units of the Gippsland Region. Venue, timings and cost to be advised.
Contact: George Harris
HQ Battery & 131 Div Loc Bty 1 Field Regiment RAA 1969-70
24 April 2020
Tweed Heads-Coolangatta, QLD
Members, partners, friends, NOK and families are invited to participate in this ANZAC Day reunion. First tour members and other battery members most welcome. Please contact Bob or Gavin White (gwh55649@bigpond.net.au) for details.
Contact: Bob Harris
0417 887 820
Ex RAN intake May 1970
25 April 2020
Coffs Harbour RSL, NSW
Cerberus May 1970 Intake 50th Anniversary.
Contact: Mince Vince Horsfield ex PO Victualler
02 6658 0654
Air Force Health Services Association
24 April 2020
Penang, Butterworth Malaysia
24 - 26 April 2020. We are holding our next reunion over the ANZAC weekend. The program will involve a 'walk thru' the old No 4 RAAF Hospital Buildings; ANZAC Day Dawn Service with the RAAF in Butterworth; gatherings at the 'Boatie' and the RAAF Centre; and a semi formal dinner. All costs will be borne by members.
Contact: Peter Matthey
0408 289 562

May 2020

1975 Nirimba Intakes 45 Year Reunion
1 May 2020
Gold Coast, QLD
1-3 May 2020. If you're a member of either of the 1975 HMAS Nirimba apprentice intakes then you may be interested in the reunion. Please contact Glenn for info.
Contact: Glenn Green
0449 267 262
Holdfast Reunion
1 May 2020
Townsville, Qld
1-4 May 2020. Sapper Association, NQ Branch, is hosting the biennial reunion. Open to all Sappers past and present or those who wore the RAE badge. All who served with an Engineer Unit are welcome. Reunion includes Meet and Greet and dinner at the Townsville RSL Club. Contact HF20 Committee, PO Box 1828, Aitkenvale QLD 4814 or John Cotter, jori.cotter@bigpond.com, Allan Mansell, amansell55@yahoo.com.au or David (below).
Contact: David Holt
07 4723 2360
24 Intake RAAF Apprentice Reunion
8 May 2020
Coolum Beach, QLD
Any member of the 24 RAAF Apprentice Intake who is unaware of our planned 50th anniversary reunion, please contact Ray.
Contact: Ray Tuni
0409 905 569
Naval Stores Branch & MLSC
15 May 2020
Sunshine Coast
A reunion of ex Naval Stores Branch and serving MLSC members will be held on the Sunshine Coast Queensland 15–17 May 2020.
Contact: Alan Cady-Ellis (Cady)
0407 436 498 / 03 9775 8621
24 Intake RAAF Apprentice 50th Anniversary
15 May 2020
Coolum Beach RSL Sub Branch , QLD
Let Ray know if you can make it.
Contact: Ray Tuni
0409 905 569
Holdfast Reunion 2020
1 May 2020
Townsville, QLD
1-4 May 2020. Open to all serving and ex-Sappers, and those who have served with an Engineer Unit. Contact jori.cotter@bigpond.com, amansell55@yahoo.com or slowzone@hotmail.com.
Contact: David Holt
07 4723 2360

June 2020

RASIGS National Reunion - 95th Birthday
17 June 2020
Townsville, QLD
17-23 June 2020. Open to all members of the Corps - all ranks, trades, postings and era.
Contact: Lofty Evans or Bruce Long
0408 062 316 / 0417 227 533
6 RAR Reunion
5 June 2020
Brisbane, Qld
5 – 7 June 2020. 3 days to catch-up with old friends. All eras of the Battalion invited. 5 June – Meet and Greet; 6 June – Gala Dinner; 7 June – Memorial Service, 6 RAR Association AGM, Spit Roast Lunch.
Contact: Allan Whelan
0427 632 402

July 2020

Ex RAAF Amberley Equipo's Reunion
25 July 2020
Jets Club Hotel, Ipswich QLD
All Equipo's (and Clerk Suppliers if they wish) please be advised of the reunion. Arrive 6-7pm. Please join us for a great night.
Contact: Paul Noble
0413 700 298 or 07 5679 8744, 0403 750 200
2020 JR reunion - Diamond Jubilee 60 Years First Intake
9 July 2020
Leeuwin Barracks, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 9th "Raise the Flag - Ring the Bell" Fremantle; Friday 10th "Tingira Boys Leeuwin Naval Salute" Leeuwin Barracks; Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th "Sea Sailing Voyages" STS Leeuwin; Monday 13th, "Diamond Jubilee Reunion Dinner", OPTUS Stadium. Book only on website - download newsletter & VoicePipe magazine.
Contact: Mark Lee (Secretary)
0417 223 040
RAN Rankin Division Intake July 1965
24 July 2020
Coffs Harbour, NSW
The 55th Anniversary of our entry into the Royal Australian Navy will be 29 July 2020 and we will hold our reunion the weekend prior. Contact Bogey, Spargo, KK or Casey.
Contact: Casey Jones
0418 783 281
Supply/logistics/equipment personnel
25 July 2020
Jets Leagues Club, QLD (from 5.30pm)
Calling any ex or current personnel who have worked anywhere at RAAF Amberley both commissioned and non commissioned for the next reunion.
Contact: Greg Lyons (Jacko)
0413 700 298 or 07 32940803 after 6pm
Box Packers & Mushrooms Amberley Reunion
25 July 2020
Jets Hotel Football Club, Ipswich, QLD (from 6:00pm)
Buy own food and $2 entry for name tag. Seeking to contact – Alan Mader, Fabian Nardo, Barry McLean, Bobby Otto, Robert Ricktas, Wayne Stoddart, Wally Best, Ashley Dodsworth, Donny Bax, Mal Olsen, Gary Cooling, Roger Tonkin, Barbie Munt, Barry Dionesis, Tim Etherson.

Contact: Paul Noble (ex-Amberley 1975–80)
07 5679 8744

August 2020

WRANS-RAN Womens National Reunion 2020
27 August 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Perth, WA
27-30 August 2020. Celebrating the 70th year since the re-formation of the WRANS. Calling on all ex and serving members of the WRANS and RAN Women to join us in this special celebration. All information is on our dedicated website with registrations and payments closing at cob May 31, 2020.
Contact: Sue Hackett
0438 967 858

September 2020

Ops Room Association
2 September 2020
Perth, WA
2-4 September 2020. Visit website for further details.
Contact: Barney Hanson
0439 903 654
RAAF Police Association Annual National Reunion 2020
25 September 2020
Parkroyal Penang Resort, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Malaysia
All ex and currently serving RAAF Police, Service Police, Security Police, Police Dog Handlers, Military Working Dog Handlers and immediate family are invited. Starts with Meet & Greet 4pm Fri 25 Sept. End date is up to individuals.
Contact: Iain Green
0419 409 305

October 2020

HMAS Sydney IV 30yr Tri-deployment
23 October 2020
Sydney, NSW
23-24 October 2020. 1990 world trip (75th Anniversary Gallipoli) 1990/91 Damask II (Gulf War) and 1991/92 Damask IV (Red Sea). Deposits for the harbour cruise, contact Adrian Burns (Radar) or visit Facebook page. Meet/greet at the First Fleet Mess HMAS Kuttabul 23 Oct 2020 - light eats excluding drinks. Four hour harbour cruise 24 Oct 2020, wine/dine buffet. Deposit payments COB Sunday 16 June 2019
Contact: Adrian Burns
Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force Association
29 October 2020
Capital Country Holiday Park, ACT
29 October - 2 November 2019. The Commemorative dinner will be held on Saturday 31 October 2020 at the Old Parliament House (Museum of Australian Democracy). The dinner will be preceded by a Memorial Service at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Anzac Ave, Canberra.
Contact: John Verhelst
0437 212 121

February 2021

50th Anniversary May 1971 Recruits WRAAC & RAANC
16 February 2021
TBA, WA
Seeking WRAAC & RAANC members from May - June intake of 1971 Recruit Course. It will be our 50th Anniversary and will coincide it with the WRAAC 70th Anniversary. Contact Bronwyn (details below) or Delma Lim (Dallas) 0437 489 638.
Contact: Bronwyn Flack (Jenkins)
0425 261 806

April 2021

Defence Platoon 40 Year Reunion
25 April 2021
Ballina RSL, NSW
Open to all members and ex members of Defence Platoon HQCOY 3 Task Force.
Contact: Ray Weiland (Wingnut)
0409 274 172

June 2021

C Squadron 1st Amoured Regiment (1971) Commemoration
7 June 2021
Canberra, ACT
A National Commemoration of Operation Overlord is to conducted (similar to the Binh Ba Commemoration https://iview.abc.net.au/show/battle-of-binh-ba-50th-anniversary). Some of us are thinking about organising a ‘C Sqn 1971 reunion’, ie co-ordinate names; ascertain the degree of interest; and suggest an accommodation venue and possibly a dinner venue (for 6 June 2021).
Contact: Bruce Cameron
02 6248 9562
3rd Battalion RAR Commemoration for the Battle Long Khanh
7 June 2021
Vietnam Forces National Memorial Canberra, ACT
Members, partners, friends, NOK and families of the 3rd Battalion RAR Vietnam 1971 are invited to participate. Commemoration will include 9 Sqn RAAF, 12th Fd Regt (RAA), C Sqn 1st Armd Regt, A Sqn 3 Cav Regt and 1 & 2 Fd Sqn (RAE) & D & E Platoon ATF and others. Please contact your Battalion or association representative or call the contact below for details.
Contact: Tony Cox
0412 377 884

October 2019

1st Armoured Regiment LAD Sections Vietnam 1968 –1971
25 October 2019
Capital Country Holiday Park, Sutton NSW
25-27 October 2019. A reunion for members who served with the LAD sections C, B, A and C 1 in Vietnam during the period 1968 to 1971.
Contact: Russell Cunningham
03 5766 2413
National Service Reunion - 10th Intake (called up early October 1967)
21 October 2019
Sawtell Beach Holiday Park (10kms South of Coffs Harbour NSW)
21-28 October 2019. 5 Lyons Road Sawtell, NSW. All 10th Intake, wives and partners welcome (NB overseas service not a prerequisite). Reservations: 02 6648 4485, 1800 200 555 or sbhp@chcc.nsw.gov.au (www.coffsholidays.com.au). Check the website for full program.
Contact: Richard Barry
02 6792 3114
All Navy Reunion
25 October 2019
Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Maroochydore is a great place for a reunion with all aspects of beachside living and shopping within walking distance of accommodation.
Contact: Bill Hayward
0411 024 985
RAAF JEAT’s 60th Anniversary since the Disbandment of the Scheme
26 October 2019
Wagga Wagga, NSW
26-28 October 2019. Calling all ex JEATs who are interested in attending this function to please advise Col below to register your contact details.
Contact: Col Makin
0428 216 947
Navy Photographers/Imagery Specialists
24 October 2019
Port Stephens, NSW
24-26 October 2019. Calling on all past/present RAN photographers/imagery specialists to meet, greet and re kindle friendships experienced out of serving in this exclusive branch in the Royal Australian Navy. A full itinerary of planned events is listed on our facebook page. This event is also intended to bring together our partners so all may enjoy the events planned.
Contact: George Anderson
0414 483 391
21 Const Sqn Puckapunyal
19 October 2019
Royal Hotel Seymour, VIC
To all sappers and members who are interested in a reunion please contact Bill.
Contact: Bill Thornley
0438 140 759
105th Battery RAA Reunion and AGM
18 October 2019
Wrest Point Casino, 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart TAS
18-20 October 2019. All former service members of 105 Battery RAA from any period of service are welcome, as well as partners and NOK of past members. See the Association website for all details. Bookings close 30 Aug 2019.
Contact: Paul Stevens
0417 028 321
HMS Fisgard Artificers Reunion
18 October 2019
Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, Adelaide SA
18-20 October 2019. All HMS Fisgard artificers and their partners welcome. It is also open to any artificers of other Commonwealth navies.
Contact: Nigel Woolmer
0414 808 313
33 Platoon D Coy 1R.T.B, Oct 1988-Feb 1989
26 October 2019
TBA, NSW
The ladies of 33 Platoon are searching for all members who were with them at Kapooka from Oct 1988 - Feb 1989 to get together in reunion and remembrance of fallen comrades.
Contact: Nereda (Tomo) Reed
0455 501 312
British Commonwealth [Japan] Association of Australia
22 October 2019
Junee Ex-Services Club, NSW
Final Get together. 1700 hours. Please reply if attending.
Contact: Harry Fennell, Secretary
03 5367 5636

November 2019

Headquarters Company 1st Australian Logistic Support Group
8 November 2019
Ballarat, VIC
8 - 11 November 2019. Meet and greet Friday and the main dinner on the 11th. Reunion is open to all who served in 1 ALSG and with Headquarters Company.
Contact: Tony Brown
0428 852 736
RAN Communications Branch Association
7 November 2019
Geelong, VIC
7-11 November. A number of activities are planned culminating in a Remembrance Day service on 11 November. All information can be found on the RANCBA website or call the below.
Contact: John "Nokka" White - RANCBA Vic-Southern Region President
0418 524 067
9 RAR RTA Reunion
27 November 2019
Canberra, ACT
27-29 November 2019. Reunion to recognise 50 years since the Battalion boarded HMAS Sydney for the return to Australia after its tour of duty in Vietnam. All former members of the Battalion are encouraged to attend whether or not you came back on the Sydney or in fact saw service in Vietnam. There cannot be too many more reunions left in us, so join us while you can.
Contact: Bob Plummer
0403 996 093
1st Australian Civil Affairs Unit
10 November 2019
Canberra, ACT
10-13 November 2019. Activities will include attendance at the national Remembrance Day Service and a guided tour of the Australian War Memorial, with emphasis on the Vietnam War gallery.
Contact: Don Limn
0412 175 027
National Gunnies
1 November 2019
Camp Kurrajong, Wagga Wagga, NSW
1-3 November 2019. For all current and retired RAAF Armourers. Please contact Bob for further details on accommodation, events and schedules.
Contact: Bob Cornwell
0417 814 374
106 Field Workshop RAEME
18 November 2019
Function Room Steeples Mornington, VIC
Gathering to commemorate the commencement in 1969 for the modification to the armour of all M113A1s in theatre. Arte et Marte.
Contact: Milton Pearson
0488 050 261
RAAF Police Association Annual National Reunion
15 November 2019
City of Sydney RSL, NSW
15-17 November 2019. All ex and currently serving RAAF Police, Security Police, Police Dog Handlers and family are invited. Starts at 4pm.
Contact: Iain Green
0419 409 305
All Ships Reunion 37th Anniversary of Charter
15 November 2019
Ballina, NSW
15-17 November 2019. 15th - dinner Ballina RSL Club; 16th - tours and annual dinner at RSL; 17th - memorial service and BBQ.
Contact: Max Lewis or Wayne Harris
02 6628 0086 or 02 6628 6011
5 Field Ambulance RAAMC Association
30 November 2019
Paddington RSL Club, Oxford St., Padddington NSW
Our Annual "Mixed" Reunion from noon to 3pm. Dress is smart casual. Food and drink at own expense (very reasonable). Parking not available. The Club is nearly opposite Victoria Barracks on Oxford Street (busses set down at the door of the club). Members and friends are most welcome. RSVP by 26th November.
Contact: Alan Curry OAM
0427 824 646
RAAF Police Association Annual National Reunion
15 November 2019
City of Sydney RSL, NSW
All ex and currently serving RAAF Police, Service Police, Security Police, Police Dog Handlers, Military Working Dog Handlers and immediate family are invited. Meet & Greet 4pm Fri 15 Nov, Lunch 1200 Sat 16 Nov, Lunch 1200 Sun 17 Nov.
Contact: Iain Green
0419 409 305
2/33rd Aust Infantry Battalion AIF Assoc Annual Remembrance Day dinner
14 November 2019
Gosford RSL, NSW
Commencing at 6pm. Followed by the annual Kulnura barbeque on Friday 15th November.
Contact: Marg Squires
0410 601611