RAAF Radschool Association


Vol 37

November, 2011




ABN 18 477 110 847


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Sadly, in the few months since our last issue, we have once again lost some very good mates.


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Our lovely Page 3 girl this issue is Bernadette Van de Tillaart who currently works for the Directorate of Regional ICT Services in Canberra.


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Sam tells us how to disable start-up programs in Windows machines and has a great tip on how to remove the background from photos.


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Weíve got photos of Appy courses from a long time ago and we have a look at an excellent book on the F111.


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Tedís got the latest pension rates and there are now new eligibility criteria in getting a Gold Card.


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Wng Cdr Ted Ilton, ex Admino, tells us his colourful story.


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40 years ago, a young 9 Sqn chopper pilot, Ron Betts, was shot and killed while supplying 3RAR in Vietnam. This is his  story.


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Allan George tells us where the old F111's will be displayed and recently he got on his bike for charity.


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What is Qantas really up to? And do you want to drill a square hole in a round peg??


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Itís official, itís better and safer to be born a woman!!


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Tim Flannery has predicted all sort of  dire calamities on us Ė we have a look at some of them.


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11 November was Remembrance Day, we went to a ceremony at the Kedron Wavell Services Club


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Weíve received a stack of mail on the dreadful DFRB/DFRDB situation. What a sell out!!


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A Vietnam Vet was fined for helping fellow vets, the world has gone mad! and we have a look at Brisbaneís  old trams.


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Good grief, no more deserts for lunch in the Airmansí Messes and the blokes in Caloundra have nearly finished restoring A2-1022. 


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A few blokes are not as well as they should be.


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We're looking for a few people, perhaps you can help.


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This is where you have your say. We look forward to getting your letters - so please keep them coming.


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Your say


If you've got a reunion coming up, or if you've got some news, let us know and we'll publicise it.


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The Index is now finished - all references have been linked so if you're looking for a topic or a photo of someone, click on the Index link on the top of each page and just follow the links.




Well, itís December with Christmas just around the corner, where did the year go? A lot of us will hop in the car in the next few weeks and head off for parts unknown to share the holidays with family and friends, to swap presents, to share a few drinkies, to generally just have a good time Ė and why not??


But, unfortunately, this year, like years previous, too many people will die on the roads. With lots of people on the road there will be lots off accidents, some caused by excessive speed, some caused by the excessive tiredness of the driver and some caused by the driver having had too many drinks.


This year a very intense TV commercial has been produced which brings home the terrible consequences of drinking and driving.


You can see it HERE.


Look at it and show it to as many people as you can, letís hope the number of accidents this year is less than last year.


We at the Radschool Association would like to wish you a happy and healthy Christmas period, and a wonderful New Year.


We look forward to seeing you all again in 2012.



If you agree or disagree with anything in this Magazine - please let us know.

Click on "Contact Us" at the top of any page and have your say.



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Weíve had a lot of requests/suggestions to open a Radschool Facebook account. That has now been done and itís there if you wish to join. A lot already have and itís a great vehicle with which people can keep in touch. Search for RAAF Radschool-Association, ask to be a friend and youíre in.


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Please check the list of names and if youíve joined but your name isn't there, please click on the "Join the Association" tag (there's one on the top of each page) fill in the details again and send it to us. If youíre not a member and would like to be, do likewise.


Also, if you change your address, or phone numbers or email address, or you just want to say hello, or you want to give us a tongue lashing, you can do so by clicking on the "Contact Us" tag, also at the top of each page and filling in the details. It's so easy even an instrument fitter could do it, it's all done on line, no printing out forms and no postage.


Over the past couple of months we have been able to put a bunch of people in contact with long lost mates - but that's only because we have your details. Please click on the Join the Association tag and fill it in, the more people that join the more we can match up.


If you want to get the RAM, but donít want to join the association, thatís not a problem either. Just click on the ďContact UsĒ link at the top of each page and fill in the details and tell us to add your email to the list. Then whenever a new edition is released you will be advised.


We don't and won't give out your details to anyone so there is no risk of you being spammed.






We try and make sure this magazine is as accurate as possible and that it contains no errors. If you find any, be they incorrect links, spelling mistakes, factual errors, please let us know so we can correct them. You can contact us by using the link at the top of each page.




You can download the full magazine in PDF format  HERE.

It is a very large file, contains 204 pages and will take a while to download.

The margins have been set so you can print on both sides of the page.




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