The December Newsletter is available for download.
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Thursday 11th December 2014 @ 12.00pm
Gold Creek Station, Victoria Street Hall
$40.00 per person
Names and payment to front desk by 2nd December 2014.
Menu this year – BBQ ( sirloin steak & 2 sausages), hot potato with sour cream, coleslaw, fresh bread, garden salad, pineapple, baby beets, apple pie and cream, tea and coffee. If you do not eat red meat there is an option for a grilled chicken breast, please advise on payment.
There is also entertainment in the form of sheep shearing and work dog demonstrations.
Raffle tickets are also on sale now andwill be on the day for a $1.00 a ticket.
We hope to see you there.
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.
Update on the Senate inquiry into Indexations of Military Pensions.
You are aware of the Fair Indexation Bill that is now the subject of a Senate Inquiry. DoFD put in a late response. A cynic would say waited until they saw all the other inputs and attempted to discredit them.
The Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO) of which the DFWA is a senior member has put in a further submission rebutting the DOFD input and can be found as submission 7 a.
Numerous submissions have be made in regard to the Fair Indexation Bill now before the Federal Parliament.
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW INCORPORATED
The Report of the Review of Military Compensation Arrangements, is available on the website
Click here to download details of the Seminar.