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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
National Service 15th Intake 29/1/69
25 January 2019
Campbell Barracks & Albion Hotel Cottesloe, WA
5 Platoon A Company 2RTB Puckapunyal Vic 50 year reunion. Meet @ 0930 hours, front gate Campbell Bks Swanbourne. Tour SAS Historical Collection, $10 pp, limited to 30 pax. Very limited parking, suggest carpooling. RSVP by Friday 18/1/19 to organisers No RSVP - no entry. Photo ID required. Those not attending tour meet @ Albion Hotel, 535 Stirling Hwy Cottesloe @ 1300 hours (No RSVP needed for lunch). Public transport nearby. Contacts Graeme or Ted Middleton, or 0429 401 016.
Contact: Graeme Johnson
08 9383 2282 ( evenings )

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
RAAF Engineer Reunion: No 24 ECS RAAF Frognall
1 February 2019
Young & Jackson’s Hotel 1 Feb; Captain Melville Hotel (previously Mac’s) 2 Feb 2019, Melbourne VIC
Anyone who started or finished on RAAF Frognall, No 24 Engineer Cadet Squadron Course, 1979-1982, please contact Christopher regarding 24ECS Reunion over the weekend of 1-3 February 2019.
Contact: Christopher Krud Crowley
0402 548 154
No 24 Engineer Cadet Squadron (ECS)
1 February 2019
Melbourne, VIC
Members of No 24 Engineer Cadet Squadron (ECS) who have not been contacted by email or word of mouth about our 40 year reunion (commencement anniversary) in Melbourne over the weekend Fri 1 Feb to Sun 3 Feb 2019, please contact Christopher for full details. Events are planned for each day to maximise opportunity for attendance.
Contact: Christopher K Crowley

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
78th Reunion of WAAAF
14 March 2019
Any ex-WAAAF interested in attending or would like a newsletter may contact Pett, Unit 13/2573 Moggill Road, Pinjarra Hills Qld 4069.
Contact: Pett Rayner
07 3334 6413
RAAF Engineers Ceremony & Reunion
28 March 2019
RAAF Memorial Grove, Federal Highway and Ainslie, ACT
DCS/ECS memorial plaque to be laid at the Grove (10am) then all courses reunion dinner at Ainslie Football & Social Club (7pm).
Contact: Christopher K Crowley
0402 548 154

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
37/52nd AIF Battalion Association
23 April 2019
Clayton RSL, 171 Carinish Rd, Clayton VIC
12 noon. Members, widows and descendants welcome.
Contact: Sandy McLeod
0409 682 710
22 Construction Squadron RAE Ex Members Assoc Reunion
27 April 2019
Osborne Park RSL Memorial Hall 129 Main St ( Cnr Cape St), WA
12 noon. Cost is $30 payable at the door. For more details please contact Norm Wells (0417945157) or Kev (below). Follow the Sapper!
Contact: Kevin Poynton
0421 380 451

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

July 2019

National RAAF GEMS Musterings Reunion
11 July 2019
All ex or current GEMS personnel of all ranks and musterings are welcome to attend our National Reunion from 11 to 14 July 2019 in Townsville. A range of activities are planned across the four days to allow ex members to reconnect. Partners are welcome.
Contact: Greg "Jacko" Lyons
0413 700 298 or 07 3294 0803 after 6pm

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
12 Squadron RAAF Reunion
23 August 2019
Maroochy RSL, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore QLD
23-24 August 2019. All members/partners and rotary wing friends are invited. 23 Aug - meet & greet; 24 Aug - dinner. This event is to commemorate the 30th anniversary since the disbandment of 12SQN.
Contact: Skip Antony / Shane Storer
0412 602 353 / 0431 111 114
31 Platoon (D Coy) 1 RTB ... 31 Years On Reunion – 31 Aug 2019
19 August 2019
Melbourne - TBA
The members of 31 Platoon, D Coy, 1 RTB (3 Feb – 26 Apr 88) are organising a reunion to be held in Melbourne on 31 Aug 2019. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Bruna Norrish (details below). You can also find us on Facebook, search for 31 Platoon "D" Company, 1 R.T.B. Kapooka Feb – April 1988.

Contact: Bruna Norrish
0417 517 981

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
0418 314 726
18th Intake (4/69) National Service Intake Oct 69 Puckapunyal 9Pl B Coy
10 October 2019
Fremantle, WA
12 noon.
Contact: Don Greer / Jeff Connelly
0428 915 605 / 0407 479 648
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 ( Check the website for full program.
Contact: Richard Barry
02 6792 3114
HMAS Leeuwin 13th Intake (Marks Division)
4 October 2019
Broken Hill, NSW
We will be continuing our tradition of staging our reunion every 2 years, so come and join us with your partners in the historical town of Broken Hill. For further information please contact Roy.
Contact: Roy Graham-Measor
0439 311 313
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

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