RAAF CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
The RAAF Association, Townsville Branch celebrated the RAAF 100 year milestone by hosting two events in April this year here in Townsville. These events, a dinner and a non-denominational church service, were designed to recognise the contribution made by our comrades since inception of the service.
The Dinner was held at Rydges Southbank, Palmer St, South Townsville on 9th April 2021. 70 guests attended this gala event. Among the guests were Carl Schiller, National President of the Air Force Association, Branch Patron AIRCDRE Tony Jones, WOFF-AF Fiona Grasby, representing CAF, WGCDR Mat Green, SADFO RAAF Townsville and Cr Jenny Hill, Mayor of Townsville.
The Non-denominational church service was held at The Sacred Heart Cathedral in Townsville on Saturday, 10th April 2021. Along with invited guests, members from RAAF Townsville, Branch members and the public were in attendance. If you were unable to attend but would like to view the proceedings, the service was live streamed and is available to be viewed via the following link https://youtu.be/5E42NSn2TWw
The RAAF Association is a non-profit organisation promoting social activities, welfare, commemoration events, aviation interest and the memory of fallen friends. The Townsville Branch of the Association generally meets at 10.00 hours on the second Sunday of the month in the Community Hall of the Bolton Clarke Retirement Villas, Rowes Bay, or when/where indicated on our social calendar.
Membership is open to all serving and ex-RAAF members, WRAAF, AAFC (formally Air Training Corps) Instructors over the age of 18, and members of other Air Forces and those with an interest in aviation. The Association has broadened its membership base to include spouses/widows, children and siblings of members of the Association.
Townsville Branch has been active for over thirty years. We always welcome new members, along with visitors with the above requirements that share an interest in aviation, or just simply looking for a social activity and meeting people with the same interest in life and meet the above requirements.
Townsville Branch is active in the ex-service community and attends briefings on special topics by Department of Veteran Affairs and attends other ex-service commemorations.
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