Please join us. These events are very friendly and
popular, with a wide range of attendees from WW2 veterans to modern-day serving
personnel. Your friends and family are also welcome.
Book your seats on https://fsb.raafansw.org.au/users/functions.php . (No upfront payment required.) Please type in your 3SQN affiliation when booking.
Now that our ANZAC Commemorations and Remembrances have been
completed for 2017, it would be appropriate to continue the attendant
camaraderie and mateship through the Combined Fighter Squadrons lunch
The next of these is on Friday 9th June 2017, Hornsby RSL Club, located adjacent to Hornsby Station, with ample parking onsite.
Bar opens 11.30AM (club prices) with lunch 12.30. Two courses. Mains and desert with tea/coffee.
Cost $40pp payable at the door on entry.
Bookings close Monday 5th June, and no reimbursement for cancellations from this time, except for illness and genuine emergencies.
Advance Notice: Sat. 29th July 2017. - Queensland Member’s 2017 Mid-Year Luncheon – Redlands RSL.
Chas Wannan, Kittyhawk and Mustang Flight Commander. [Portrait by Dom O'Donnell]
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coverage and the background story:
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]
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