RAAF Radschool Association


Vol 38

February, 2012




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 Faye Chatham who was spotted at the Djinnang reunion back in May 2011.


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Sam asks the question, “Is it necessary to defrag your hard drive?” you’ll be surprised at the answer.


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In January, a bunch of Appies from Wagga and Frognall/Laverton got together at Werribee for the 39th time, to reminisce and to tell huge lies to each other.


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As always, Ted has got the good oil on lots of important stuff – you’d be silly not to check it out.


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Lyn Mitchell, who joined the WRAAF as Lyn Kyte, tells us her story.


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It was recently advised that the F35 Lightning has been delayed (shades of the F111??) – when will we get it now??


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Allan George has a look at the push to award Jack Kirby CSM, a posthumous VC and we’re back to Global Warming.


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We have another look at Butterworth, a base that holds many fond memories for a lot of people.


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If you’ve got either a Gold or White card from DVA, and you want to get fit, have we got a deal for you?


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We have another look at the old Brisbane trams and compare where they were then to today.


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Iroquois A2-1022 is finished and looks like it could go back on the line. The boys from Caloundra should be congratulated.


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DVA Brisbane had their 2011 end of year/Christmas Party and we helped them celebrate.


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Both serving and ex-service people now get a better deal at RSL Clubs.


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Car radios are now so much a part of a car, you would think they have always been there – but they haven’t.


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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.






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.





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


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Please check the list of names and if you’ve 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 you’re 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 don’t want to join the association, that’s not a problem either. Just click on the “Contact Us” 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.






We pride ourselves in keeping membership in the Association Free - we deliberately do this as we feel more people will join the Association and read our magazines while there is no cost involved. And that's the way we'd like to keep it - but!!


Costs are mounting up and we're planning to make the magazine a bi-monthly, 6 editions each year instead of the 4. We now get so much material sent to us that to continue to deliver the RAM on a quarterly basis would mean it would soon go to 300 pages - and we get requests from all over the country to go and cover various Association reunions but we just don't have the funds to do that. We'd like to - but we just can't.


So!! - we're asking for donations. If you feel the RAM is a worthy magazine and you can afford to make a donation every now and then (annually??) then please do. Please be assured, this is not a requirement, if you are not able to make a donation, or don't wish to, then that is not a problem, the RAM will still be produced and you will still get it, but it probably won't be as good as it could be.


If you wish to make a donation, (any amount) please do so direct into the Radschool Association's Bank account which is:


Title: RAAF Radschool Association.


Bank: Bank of Queensland. BSB: 124-021 Account #: 1048 7401


Please put your name in the details window when you make your deposit so we know who to thank. We would prefer not to make public your donation as we feel this could cause embarrassment to those that are not able to do so.






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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