THERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT REVISIONS TO START TIME AND BANNER LOCATION.
So far we have only had a few acceptances and we would like to really encourage you to please come along if you can.
Personnel from RAAF Williamtown will be be travelling down especially to meet us, so it's a great opportunity to have a chat with the impressive new 3SQN generation!
We have now been advised that we must be ready to move off at 0830, so please arrive in Elizabeth St before that time.
(Nearest rail - MARTIN PLACE. Free travel is available to veterans wearing medals.)
The RAAF contingent will be leading the march. We are lining up along Elizabeth St, starting at Martin Place, up to the corner of Elizabeth+Hunter St., possibly overflowing around the corner and down Hunter St.
There will be a group of WW2 banners and then the 3SQN Banner will be at the start of the "RAAF Post War" grouping.
Look for the 3SQN Banner. Contact on the day if any problems: James: 0456-152-262.
you have not already registered, please do so as soon as
possible, but no later than Monday Evening 12 April, so that we
have a good idea of numbers.
(Name and contact phone number of ALL participants. Please also consider coming to the brunch - see below.)
Secretary, Vicki CRIGHTON
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile / Txt: 0407-455-137.
NB: COVID Regulations will apply, so please bring a mask in case it is needed. (Our Association has already registered as a participant group.)
Everyone who would care to join the Association tables can order their own Brunch from the counter and/or drinks from the bar.
(Please let Vicki know if you are intending to come to the Canopy.)
Sunday 18 April 2021. At 10.30 am, till 2.30 pm.
An invitation to all Association members, especially ex-service personnel from all eras, and their families, who may normally attend NSW ANZAC DAY marches/services and reunions. It’s a chance to remember, but also a great time to meet up with others or make new mates. So encourage your mates to come for a good day out!
The 3 Squadron C.O., WGCGR Matthew HARPER, plus several other serving 3SQN personnel (representing many specialties in the Squadron) will be in attendance.
The visit to RAAF Richmond, on the Sunday before ANZAC DAY each year, first began after WW2, when ex-members from both world wars would hold a wreath-laying service near the heritage brick Front Gate archway. In 1958 the 3SQN Memorial was built near the old Church, where the service is held today.
is required for all attendees. To
give an indication of demand, please email or telephone Vicki (0407-455-137)
with full names, contact details, car registration.
Final Date for RSVP - Wednesday 31/03/2021. [Details as to Base entry, service and lunch arrangements will be notified directly to registered attendees.]
Date TO BE ANNOUNCED.
3SQN Association is intending to combine with The Association of WW1 Aero-Historians on a...
Guided by museum experts, there will be particular emphasis on the flyable RE-8 - 3AFC's mount in WW1.
“Can you hear something ticking...?”
A beautiful day in Canberra for 3SQN Alamein veterans and their sons.
Chas Wannan, Kittyhawk and Mustang Flight Commander. [Portrait by Dom O'Donnell]
For more photo coverage and
the background story: Click
A great day for all of the 3SQN Generations!
[Left to Right:] Terry van Haren, Gus Thomson, Bob Treloar and Arthur Pardey.
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[Picture by Dominic O'Donnell]
For more parade and airshow photo coverage: Click Here
"The old and the bold meet the young and the bold." For more photo coverage: Click Here
For more photo coverage of the 2010 Family Day: Click Here
On Saturday 10th July 2010, the Association returned to Richmond RAAF Base for the 70th Anniversary of the Squadron "marching out" to War on the 15th of July 1940. We were honoured to have four of "The Originals" in attendance.
For the full set of annotated photos, click here.
An uplifting photo set showing NSW Hon. President Tom Russell enjoying a surprise sortie in a Harvard Trainer, just before presenting a speech at Camden RSL. (June 2010).
Anzac Day 2010
Anzac Day 2010 went very well in Sydney and the RAAF Official Photographer captured a nice image of 3SQN CO Terry van Haren with the WW2 veterans present on the day. It was especially gratifying that our President Peter Cuthbert (2nd from left) could be there despite his recent illness. [Pete told us that he's recently received a disturbing note in his mailbox saying, "If you don't stop making love to my wife, I will KILL you!" - But the note was unsigned, so Pete has no way of knowing which husband wrote it!]
L to R: Slim Moore, Peter Cuthbert, WGCDR Terry van Haren, Tom Russell, Gordon Steege, Arthur Pardey, Don Nicholls.
(Click here for the full-sized image by the RAAF Official Photographer.)
3 Squadron 93rd Birthday Parade, 2009
Click here for a photo set, speeches from the day and historical notes on the Squadron's first and last combat losses in WWII.
Reunion of Butterworth Fitters in Malaysia 2008.
Canberra Reunion 2002 in the Australian War Memorial
3 Squadron's 85th Birthday at Nelson Bay, 18- 20 September 2001
3SQN's 60th Birthday - Butterworth 1976
Early Association Get-Togethers