Membership Application Some Questions and Answers

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Membership  Why do I need to join the Association? While non-members will have access to the Association facebook and web site, only members of our Association will have access to our Members Only areas. In the Members area, we will be developing our contacts based upon our Database. We are mindful of your Privacy needs […]

22 April 1964 – First Caribous delivered to the RAAF

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On this day, three DHC-4 Caribou Mk 1 light transports arrived at RAAF Base Richmond on delivery from the De Havilland Aircraft Company of Canada factory at Downsview in Toronto, Ontario.  The Australian Government had placed an order for 18 of these aircraft in May 1963, the intention being to completely re-equip No 38 Squadron […]

ANZAC Day 2017

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ANZAC DAY IS A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 2017 marked 101 years since the first commemoration of ANZAC in Sydney. We owed it to those who have gone before, those who are yet to come as well as those who currently carry the flame to ensure the day was as dignified and respectful as possible by […]

25 June 1980 – Caribou escaped ditching in Banda Sea

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A Caribou light transport (A4-179) faced a dire emergency on this day after losing an engine on a routine flight between the Indonesian islands of Tual and Ambon. The aircraft was flying in support of Operation Pattimura, a three-year project conducted by Army under Australia’s Defence Cooperation Program to provide maps of Indonesia’s eastern Maluku […]

21 Jul 1950 – RAAF transports flew in Malayan Emergency

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On 21 April 1950, the British Government asked Australia for a direct contribution of air units to help in defeating a Communist-led insurgency which had broken out in Malaya 22 months earlier. Australia agreed on 19 May to send a squadron of eight C-47 Dakota transports, and a month later No 38 Squadron arrived at […]

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