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RAAF 50th Reunion

Old 18th Dec 2016, 20:15
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RAAF 50th Reunion

We are trying to work out if we have the numbers for a RAAF Reunion of Courses No's 65,66,67,and 68 which all started in 1967.

Anyone on these Courses, Army, Navy and Airforce who would like to attend, pls pm me. We are planning on a mid-year timescale to be held on the East Coast, ie Coffs. If you know of someone from this era, please pass on this info. Thankyou ULH
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Old 19th Dec 2016, 06:29
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I was on 67 Cse, and with one other we have just started looking for wayward brethren. Our initial thoughts are for MEL in late Aug. Should we not get sufficient response then a combined thrash sounds great. Maybe do both!!!
How do we estab comms ex-pne? If you are with Avior, I'm the WA HonSec.
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MMSOB Check your PM pls.
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'MMSOB' I was on No.67 course - one of the four Midshipmen - three went to helos and great things in Vietnam. I just became a loud mouth according to some..... :-) You may see Clive Mayo in WA - a Helo Middie from No.67 - in recent video here:

Camaraderie- Vietnam Remembered, Clive Mayo.


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Apologies for pic cutting - necessary for forum format. A great source for RAN/RAAF/Army pilot course pics has been posted - I'll find it again.... Meanwhile No.67 with Winjeel just before/after we started basic flying training at Point Cook beginning of 1968 (ground school started late 1967). Middies have red halos. It is obvious at main page below that not all course photos are there. I'll send photos with names from logbook to them soonish.... As explained Ware (RAAFA) & Coffey (Army) were sawn in 'alf.

Pilot Course Photos:
http://www.radschool.org.au/Course%2...ots/Pilots.htm

Most RAAF No.67 Pilot Course Members:
http://www.radschool.org.au/Course%2...s/67Pilots.htm

Odds & Sods:
http://www.radschool.org.au/Course%2...es/67Pilot.jpg


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Old 20th Dec 2016, 03:23
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You in this pic ULH Extreme?

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SPAZ..... Is that you under the 67 ? I'm on top.
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Yep. Is you The NIPPER? Johnny? Not FrankROBBO who nearly got me canned at the end at Pearce. :-) Crapped on from a great height - AGAIN. OR is it BobBurstBalls? I have the names to just about everyone in that photo.
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On top, looks like Burst Balls.
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Index of names - underlined in red/scarlet those killed in early RAAF service. Black underline is our one and only early dropout - all others graduated at Pearce, whilst ARMY departed for greener pastures after Point Cook. Arnie Fox is named in the photo because he does not appear in our Dec 1968 Pearce Graduation photo - on early leave.




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This Grad photo 13 Dec 1968 at Pearce is from an annotated PDF page from a photo in my logbook - best quality I can muster. Arnold Fox not in this photo - see above. FaceFook used to have this photo however I'm not a joiner and so I cannot know.

https://www.facebook.com/ranfaah/pho...type=3&theater
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https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9945412&type=3


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OMG 'Viking805' there we/I am at Werribee, (home of the shit farm) Point Cook late 1967. I cannot quite recognize the first two on left due photo quality and their lack of poise. Seated in the notHOLDENo is crazywinski then moi then good ole TED sitting on the dock of the bay then that FLASH kid from the islands ALF who went on to star in the Miracle Form Team [named after Goodrem] soon afterwards. I'll guess first on left is Bowen?


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VIKING 805.........No But i was on the Bludget Run Amuk van run where we put it on blocks, stuck in reverse and reduced the mileage.
Spaz Don't remember, fill me in. Is it too late for an apology ?
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'ULH Extreme' for a starters there are several bods directly above me - witch is youse?

I never apologise because I never do nuffin' rong. Hokay? :-) What are you talking about? 49 years and never seen nobody since (RAAFwise but a few). And yeah not knowing who you are I will ask all No.67 course to applypollyloggy. :-) WUT?!

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Bet you're in this one.
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SPAZ, Viking and BBad , are you guys in for a reunion ? At the mo, looking like being held in union with the Avior Lunch, held in Sydney late July. If you have never been to one, Avior Lunches are a great event held yearly since the 80s and run extremely well By Guppy, Prowse and Fred.
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Over the old years literally some landed in the pooh here Werribee ShitFarm - no engine usually and not far from Point Cook: https://www.flickr.com/photos/380494...50182/sizes/o/

AGAIN there is facefook so I'll have to remake photo of No.68 grads Pearce: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9945412&type=3






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No.68 Pilot Course PEARCE Graduation Photo - date? - dunno. Fred can tell some STORYs....

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