VV&VF ACT

LOCATION

9 Burkitt St, Page, ACT

For a map of where to find us, click here

Office hours

0900-1530 Monday - Friday
Phone 02 6255 1599
Email vvfact@vvfact.org.au

2015 Annual General Meeting

The 2015 AGM is being held on Tuesday 22nd September @ 11.00am at The Veterans Support Centre Belconnen, 9 Burkitt Street  Page  ACT  2614.

Nominations for 2015/2016 Committee close on Monday 24th August @ 3.00pm, the form can either be emailed to you or you can pick one up at the office – you must be a financial member to nominate.

TUESDAY 18TH AUGUST 2015. VIETNAM VETERANS REMEMBRANCE DAY

On Tuesday 18 August 2015 Vietnam Veterans and their families will pay tribute to those who served, suffered and died in and as a result of the Vietnam War at the annual Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day service at the Australian National Vietnam Forces Memorial on ANZAC Parade, Canberra. ACT

All Vietnam Veterans and their families and friends are encouraged to attend and pay their respects to our comrades no longer with us.

The Service is scheduled to commence at 1200 hours and conclude approximately one hour later. Should the weather be inclement the Service will proceed as planned. We ask that all be in place at 1140 hours for the official arrivals.

The organisers have arranged with the Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie for the Veterans, their families and friends to gather after the Service at the Club for the traditional camaraderie afternoon.

Any infirm Veteran attending and preferring to be seated for the service, please arrange this by email to: vietvetsday@gmail.com or by telephone to either 0407 922 591 or 0418 622 320. Please make these arrangements no later than Monday 10th August 2014.

For and on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans ACT & District Organising Committee.

For further information please contact:-

Pete Ryan 0407 922 591 or
Terry Lawler 0401 109 550

Can you Volunteer??

Volunteers are required for the following:
• Committee members
• Food Van Operators
• Anyone with a truck license (driving the Food Van)
• Assist the OHS Officer
• Hospital Visiting Team
Terry Duffy-Woden 6296 1068 (in need of more volunteers)
Dennis Hebden-Calvary 0407 018 196
• Pension Officers
• Welfare Officers
• Gardening
• Cleaning
• Entertainment
• Maintenance projects (eg tradesmen/women)
• Assistance with current weekly activities and new activities (eg fishing club)
• General volunteer work
• History Project Manager
There are many opportunities for you on a casual or more permanent basis to assist those in need and to enjoy the company of others.
If you can assist in any way please contact Leannda or Taryn by phone on 02 6255 1599 or email vvfact@vvfact.org.au

March 2015 Newsletter

The March Newsletter is available for download.

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December 2014 Newsletter

The December Newsletter is available for download.

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September 2014 Newsletter

The September Newsletter is available for download.

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June 2014 Newsletter

The June Newsletter is available for download.

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March 2014 Newsletter

The March Newsletter is available for download.

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RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam

Edited by Robert Ray and Max Speedy, The History of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV) 1967 – 1971.

This collection of forty or so stories has been validated against reports of proceedings, flying log books and other official sources.

The book gives both a personal and graphic view, rather than a day by day blow of events. Soft cover, photographs.

Between October 1967 and June 1971, the four RANHFV year-long contingents of 45 or so integrated with the US Army’s 135th Assault Helicopter Company as an Experimental Military Unit (EMU) hence the title EMU Flight. The 135th was one of 70 or more US Army helicopter companies in Vietnam and it was the 135th that initially introduced the “H” model Huey to the Vietnam theatre.

RAN pilots filled only about ten per cent of the company’s aircrew billets but contributed significantly more with their operational skills and experience.Copies of the book can be ordered through the office. Cost is $30.00.

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