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 (See below for photos of PAST EVENTS)

Queensland Xmas 2017 Lunch

Christmas get-together at Caloundra RSL on Saturday 25th November
Give yourself a treat and book into the area for a day or two (or three) before the Festive Season.

For bookings contact Bill Ferrell, Qld. Secretary
Phone: 02 6683 2376


 Newcastle Christmas Luncheon
11am, Friday 15 Dec 2017.
Sydney Junction Hotel,
8 Beaumont St, Hamilton, NSW.
Managed by Fighter Squadrons Branch, RAAF Association.

Members of all Fighter Associations, all current Fighter personnel and all ex-RAAFies are most welcome, along with their guests of all persuasions, at the lunch.

Starting with drinks at 1100 hrs.
Pay-as-you-go for drinks at the bar. 
Please bring cash to pay for your lunch at the table, from the full selection on the pub's menu, which represents excellent value.

It is important that you register (no up-front payment required) on the FSB Website as soon as possible, so that numbers can be established.  
Do it now!
Booking Deadline: Wednesday 13 Dec 2017.

Private function room (ground floor, south side of Hotel).  This venue has plenty of parking and is only a few steps from the Hamilton railway station, with direct services to Sydney.
The more the merrier!  Please come and support your friendly Association.

(Info from Pete Ring, ex-3SQN Sabre pilot and all-round legend!)


Anzac Day 2018 - Advance Notice

25th April 2018

3 Squadron Association events in Richmond, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

Please check this listing closer to the date for full details.

2019 - Advance Notice - “Operation Thoroughfare” Jubilee

February 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 3Sqn Mirage deployment to RAAF Butterworth [Operation Thoroughfare].  
With this in mind, plans are in the initial stages to hold a 50th reunion of the deployment, probably at RAAF Williamtown.  QLD Secretary Bill "Blue" Farrell has obtained a list of all the personnel involved, and is currently trying to ascertain their whereabouts.  Any help in this regard would be much appreciated.


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Williamtown "Centenary of Australia's WW1 Combat Squadrons"

27th/28th October 2016

19th September 2016 -  "Our Official 100th BIRTHDAY"

Sydney Anzac Memorial

Richmond "Centenary of the NSW State Aviation School"

28th August 2016

Our Point Cook 3AFC Centennial Commemoration

9th July 2016

2016 - 3 Squadron's Canberra Centennial Plaque Celebrations

10th / 11th February 2016

Chas Wannan, Kittyhawk and Mustang Flight Commander.  [Portrait by Dom O'Donnell]


"Roll Out the Barrel!"  - 75 Years since 3 Squadron marched out from Richmond to World War II.

2014 - "RAAF Centenary of Military Aviation" Point Cook

2013 "Family Day" Airshow

Anzac Day Reports and Photos 2013


 Malta Pilgrimage

Our wonderful Maltese-Australian friend, Frank Gauchi, placed wreaths on the graves of two 3SQN Ground Crew casualties, far away on the island of Malta.

For more photo coverage and the background story: Click Here

Anzac Day 2012

A great day for all of the 3SQN Generations! 
[Left to Right:] Terry van Haren, Gus Thomson, Bob Treloar and Arthur Pardey.
For more photo coverage: Click Here

[Picture by Dominic O'Donnell]

Williamtown Parade & Family Day - Friday, September 23, 2011.

  3 Squadron’s 95th Birthday
Parade of the New Squadron Colours and Family Day

For more parade and airshow photo coverage: Click Here

Anzac Day 2011 Sydney

"The old and the bold meet the young and the bold."  For more photo coverage: Click Here

RAAF Williamtown
3 Squadron's 94th Birthday Air-Show & Family Day, Friday 17-9-2010

For more photo coverage of the 2010 Family Day: Click Here

70th Anniversary of 1940 "Marching Out" from Richmond

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.


Harvard Graduate

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


2001 Williamtown


3 Squadron's 85th Birthday at Nelson Bay, 18- 20 September 2001  



3SQN's 60th Birthday - Butterworth  1976

Early Association Get-Togethers


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