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September 2018

RAAF Clerical Reunion 2018
29 September 2018
Wagga Wagga
Calling all RAAF CLK, CLKA, CLKFA, CLKG, CLKM, EDASST, PCS, PSASSES musterings and commissioned officer categories of ADMINO, EDO, FINACCTO and PCO. Join current and former members and colleagues for a relaxing weekend. After dinner speaker, tours and display of clerical-related memorabilia & photos. Further details and a registration form are available from the contact officer.
Contact: Chris Thomas
0431 737 630

October 2018

14th Intake (4/68)
2 October 2018
Globe Hotel, Perth
EOIs are requested with phone numbers and email addresses for the 50th Anniversary of the 4/68 Intake at Puckapunyal. Further details to come nearer the date. Also let mates from then know.
Contact Brian Kessey 9309 1683/0429 309 168 (, Rick Fisher 9243 0075/0400 194 869 (, Geoff Legge (, Geoff Little 0414 485 501 ( or Bob Meeks (see below).
Contact: Rob Meeks
08 9384 2557 or 0414 384 239
4/78 WRAAC School Recruit Course
5 October 2018
40th Anniversary of joining the Army. Anyone who was on 4/78 WRAAC Recruit Course at WRAAC School, and would like to attend the anniversary weekend, please contact Karen.
Contact: Karen Martin (nee Cornish)
0411 067 173
Royal Australian Navy Band Association Inc
25 October 2018
Twin Towns Service Club, Tweed Heads
25 - 28 October 2018. We are celebrating 25 years of operation. A highlight of the reunion will be a Concert performed by the Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band at the Currumbin RSL. All former musicians of the RAN are welcome.
Contact: Ralph Daines
02 6587 767 / 0405 380751
25th Junior Recruit intake HMAS Leeuwin Oct 1968
4 October 2018
Fremantle Area
All members, families and relatives are welcome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the start of their naval career. Please contact Ian to be kept informed.
Contact: Ian Astill
0417 178 223
Ops Room Association
12 October 2018
Wrest Point Casino
12–14 Oct 2018. Fri Meet n Greet - Wrest Point; Sat Dinner Dance - Wrest Point, Naval Band; Sun Peppermint Bay Cruise.
Contact: Barney Hanson
0439 903 654
Air Force Health Services Assoc
12 October 2018
Caloundra RSL
12–14 Oct 2018. Any person who has served at any Air Force Health unit within Aust or overseas, irrespective of category or mustering, are invited. For more information, contact Pete Matthey (below) or Geoff Cagney, or 0414 727 680.
Contact: Peter Matthey
0408 289 562
Regulators, Coxswains, Naval Police and Naval Police Coxswain
19 October 2018
Maroochy RSL
19–20 Oct 2018. For all former and current serving of above.
Contact: Gary Atkinson
0424 109 732
RAAF Catering
19 October 2018
Wagga Wagga - Astor Hotel
19–21 Oct 2018. All serving and ex serving members of RAAF Catering are invited to attend. Dinner on 19 Oct commences at 1800 hrs.

Contact: Bill Sullivan
0417 218 579
27 Intake RAAF Apprentice
27 October 2018
Gold Coast
27–29 Oct 2018. A number of former members are still missing - Mark Batkin & Phil Stephens (A/F), Phil Edwards, Eddie Jung, Les Wilson (Eng), Tony Clarke (MT), Geoff Duncan (Inst) & Richard Godfrey (Elec). Facebook - 27 Intake RAAF Apprentices.
Contact: Dutchy Holland or Steve Romano
07 5522 2255 / 0414 993 207
14th National Service Intake WA
2 October 2018
Globe Hotel, Wellington Street, Perth
Seeking members of the 14th National Service Intake (WA), 2nd October,1968; for a Reunion, 1100hrs -1500hrs.
Contact: Ray Evans
0407 986 532

November 2018

HMAS STALWARTS 50th Anniversary of her Commissioning in conjunction with Annual All Ships, Rates & Ranks Reunion
16 November 2018
Ballina RSL Sub Section NAA
Ahoy there Shipmates, Wrans, Matlots, Shipettes, MOBI'S, Muppets, etc. It's Stalwart's 50th Anniversary of her Commissioning. So come & catch up with a Shipmate, Ships Company, etc. Contact me for registration forms, CUT OFF 13 Nov. 8 per table, get in quick. Or drop in at the RSL & ask the friendly staff for assistance. SEA you there?
Contact: Ross "Dino" Dinning
0437 180 597
Air Defenders Malaysia
8 November 2018
Adelaide Shores Caravan Park
8–13 Nov 2018. Members welcome.
Contact: Bob McEvoy
0412 310 947
50 year Anniversary: Headquarters 1st Aust Task Force
15 November 2018
Phillip Island Big 4 Caravan Park, Newhaven
15–19 Nov 2018. HQ1ATF Assoc, with its D & E Platoon, will be holding their reunion in Nov 2018. The event will culminate with a remembrance service and dinner at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island on 18 Nov.
Contact: John Verhelst
0437 212 121
1st Armoured Regiment - 50th Anniversary Coral Balmoral
16 November 2018
16–18 Nov 2018. All ex members/members are welcome. Registration/Meet and Greet 16 Nov – Intercontinental Hotel; Cambrai Day 17 Nov – TBA at 1st Armoured Regiment; Gala Dinner – Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval 6:30pm – 12:00am.
Contact: Mark Reid or Des Thompson
0439 646 116 / 0408 156 482
50th Anniversary of 106 Field Workshop RAEME/Incl 106 Stores Sect
19 November 2018
Steeples Mornington
Sadly the formal structure of our unit assoc is disbanding. However, informally we shall continue. Our first lunch is to celebrate the raising of our unit in a War Zone (the first since WWII) on the Order of Battle with 1 ATF Nui Dat on 1 Nov 1968.
Contact: Milton Pearson
Canberra Naval Engineering
9 November 2018
Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union & Amateur Sports Club, Ricardo Street, Wanniassa, ACT
All serving, retired and civilian members of the Royal Australian Navy Engineering branches are cordially invited
Contact: Lyn Jensen

December 2018

Nashos WA Group
1 December 2018
Gosnells Hotel WA
National servicemen and their partners are welcome to join us from 11.30 am - casual clothing. Meals and drinks are at hotel prices. Come along and meet other Nashos and have a fun day.
Contact: Bob McGuire
0402 576 086

January 2019

37th Intake Army Apprentice Reunion
12 January 2019
Latchford Barracks, Bonegilla, Victoria
Meet at the front gate of Latchford Barracks at 1000h for a tour through the trade wings. This will be followed by a road trip back to Mornington to the Dava Hotel. An informal function will then commence at 1800h at the Dava Hotel.
Contact: Steve Greenall
0474 737 147
60th Anniversary 13th RAAF Engineering Apprentice Intake
18 January 2019
Friday 18 Jan 2019 to Sunday 20 Jan 2019, based at Mercure Canberra. Tours include AWM Annex, AWM, RAAF Memorial Grove, New Parliament House, National Arboretum, Lake Burley Griffin Cruise, formal and informal functions at the Mercure, Canberra. Also participate in the AWM Last Post ceremony.
Contact: Charles Lee
0419 293 789

February 2019

50 year reunion of the 15th intake of national servicemen Tasmania
16 February 2019
For more information and to have your name added to reunion list please contact Barb.
Contact: Barbara Imlach
0419 312 985
1st Intake HMAS Leeuwin, July 1960
11 February 2019
Huskinson, Jervis Bay
11 - 15 February 2019, to celebrate our 75th Birthdays.
Contact: Don Barker
0437 500 528
HMAS Leeuwin 18th intake 52
15 February 2019
South Tweed Bowls Club
15–17 Feb 2019. We are asking former members to contact Barrie or Lynelle Mann to show your interest. Details will follow by either facebook or email. Member’s partners welcome. Friday 15th (meet and greet), Saturday 16th (reunion dinner), Sunday 17th (barefoot bowls and brunch).
Contact: Barrie Mann
0400 102 455
Members of 1RTB, Wagga, May 1989
1 February 2019
Planning a reunion for members of 21st or 22nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Wagga. Anyone who was part of the battalion in May 1989 is welcome to contact me.
Contact: Danny Davis
0456 678 294

March 2019

HMAS Leeuwin 16th Intake 1966-1967
29 March 2019
Port Macquarie
29-31 March 2019. Should you be from the 16th Intake and interested in coming to join your fellow shipmates for (3) great days, please contact Colin.
Contact: Colin Hardie (R95565)
0416 250 242
RAAF Recruit Course No 986 50th Anniversary
2 March 2019
Jets Leagues Club, Ipswich
The 50th Anniversary Reunion of Rookies' Course 986 is to be held in Ipswich over the weekend of 2–3 March 2019. Contact Kevin Murray for details.
Contact: Kevin Murray
0418 568 303
5 Squadron RAAF Reunion
30 March 2019
Caloundra RSL, Qld
A 5 Squadron RAAF get-together is being planned. For further information contact Dutchy.
Contact: Dutchy Holland
0499 229 911
HMAS Duchess
29 March 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Adelaide, SA
29 - 31 March 2019. Full cost is $200.00, which includes Friday night light meal or cocktail service, Saturday night dinner and Sunday brunch, with a certain amount of dry till Friday and Saturday night. Deposit of $50.00/head for prospective attendees to be paid 31st December 2018, balance of payment by 15th February, 2019.
Contact: Bruce Bowmaker
0403 243 795
2 Transport Platoon RAASC
18 March 2019
Phillip Island, Victoria
18–22 March 2019, members of 2 Transport Platoon RAASC are getting together for a re-union on Phillip Island in Victoria. The platoon served in Vietnam 1967–71 and is calling those members who have not attended any of the past get-togethers and whose current contact details are not known.

Contact: Bob Peterson
0412 997 958

April 2019

Top End Navy & Associates
23 April 2019
23 -27 April 2019. Various venues & various functions planned in Darwin.
The invitation is extended to all ex and current serving members and their partners, posted at some time to HMAShips Melville and Coonawarra; Darwin based patrol boats and the associated outstations, including interested Tri Service personnel who were posted, to e.g. SBRS.
Further Details: HMAS Coonawarra Facebook site

Contact: Al Conway
0417 597 557
Top End Navy
23 April 2019
various locations in Darwin
23–27 Apr 2019. Reunion plans are currently in motion for all those personnel who have served on HMAS Melville/HMAS Coonawarra, the associated outstations & Darwin based patrol boats. More information and the ability to register your interest, is via the link below. Details: Meet & Greet, Tues 23 April at 4:00pm.
Contact: Allan Conway
0417 597 557
RAAF Members of '126 SQN' – 40th Anniversary
27 April 2019
RAAF Heritage Centre, Amberley
27 Apr 2019. Calling members of '126 SQN' who participated in the RF-111C flight test program at Forth Worth, Amberley and Darwin in 1979. I am planning a commemoration ceremony for the 40th anniversary of the maiden flight of A8-126 at the RAAF Heritage Centre where A8-126 is located.
Contact: Martin Chalk
0411 161 056
45th Reunion 158/74 WRAAC Recruit Course
13 April 2019
Harbour View Hotel, North Sydney
Looking for the following girls: Terri Platt (Lees), Chris Leonard, Mandy Allen, Annette Downie, lyn Oswald, Sue Ferguson, Betty Denby, Jackie Woodcock, Monica Pless, Tim D'Ercole, Rhonda Harris (Hoare), Heather Foster, Chris Smithers (Smethers), Jenny Harris, Julie Freeman, Jenny Hutchi(n)son, Heather Deneen (Deniem), Deborah Hall, Loreen Hooper, Sonja Hill, Karen Goodfellow, Lorraine Whitehouse, Jenny Hughes, Terri Duniam.
Contact: Gwenda Crichton or Cleon Walters
03 5456 8228

May 2019

18 RAAF Engineering Apprentice (Leghorns) 55 year Anniversary
3 May 2019
Maroochydore Events Centre, Sunshine Coast
3 - 5 May 2019. All Leghorns and partners invited. 3 May - Meet & Greet; 4 May - daytime tour followed by dinner; 5 May - farewell breakfast. It is assured to be a great weekend of camaraderie and fun.
Contact: Doug Elliott
0401 466 575
23 Intake RAAF Apprectice 50 year Reunion
25 May 2019
Gold coast
All members and partners, if interested, please contact me and let any other Goanna know who you may be in contact with.

Contact: Dale Purdy
0419 248 587

June 2019

50th Anniversary – 16 Air Land Regiment
1 June 2019
31 May – 2 June 2019. The Australian Air Defence Artillery Association invites past and present members (regardless of Corps) who have served in 16 Air Defence Regiment or 16 Air Land Regiment, and sub-units, to join the Regiment to celebrate its 50th anniversary. All details available at
Contact: Mick Leckning
0404 453 468
HMAS Vampire Association
22 June 2019
Australian National Maritime Museum
HMAS Vampire Association is pulling up stumps on 22 June 2019. A luncheon will be held for a final reunion for members, and ex-serving Vampire sailors/guests wishing to attend are most welcome. The weekend will also celebrate the Vampire's 60th birthday. So come along, catch up with old mates and celebrate the Bat's birthday and the end of an era with the Association. For more information please contact Sandra (Honorary Secretary) or Ken Sherwell (Treasurer).
Contact: Sandra & Ken Sherwell
0408 618 663

August 2019

Termite Reunion
16 August 2019
16-18 August 2018. 30 Terminal Sqn Reunion. An event to get all past and present termites together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere to share the trials and tribulations of being a termite (and possibly some tall tales).
Contact: Craig Ingram
0407 173 321
50th anniversary of our Tour of Duty 1Pl. A Coy 6RAR
16 August 2019
Twin Towns Services club
16 - 19 August 2018. This will be our first ever 1 Platoon reunion. Would love to see all our members from that time.
Contact: Barry Francis
07 4123 4039 / 0466 013 365
85 Transport Platoon, Vietnam 1967-1972
16 August 2019
Port Macquarie
16-18 August 2018. All ex 85 Platoon Members, family of departed members, 85 Troop members and their partners are welcome to attend. The planned reunion over 3 days includes the Vietnam Service on the 18th, a coach trip and Dinner Dance.
Contact: Bob Metcalfe
0409 822 272
1 Field Squadron Group The Royal Australian Engineers Qld Inc.
23 August 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads
23-25 August 2019. Cost is $175 per person. Friday meet and greet, Saturday Memorial Service and evening Reunion Banquet, and Sunday luncheon.
Contact: Jim Weston
0419 260 463

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
Ex RAN Victuallers Branch Reunion
16 October 2019
Bendigo, VIC
16 - 23 October 2019.
Contact: Alan Antoney
0401 831 472

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