RAAF Radschool Association


Vol 46

July, 2014




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 Yvonne Greer-Cain.


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If you’re still using Windows XP and don’t want the expense of upgrading machine and O/S, Sam has a free alternative.


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Is Laverton on the way out?  Butterworth definitely is!


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Ted has the latest on pension indexation and suggests how to stop Spam.


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Air Marshall (Ret) David Evans tells us about his outstanding career in the RAAF.


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D Day was just over 70 years ago and what an amazing logistical feat it was.


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The Army come to the rescue with their Chinook and how did they build so many Liberators so quickly.


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We have a look over Point Cook – if you were there years ago, not a lot has changed.


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A lot of people have sleeping problems, we have a look at some.


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Richmond hasn’t changed a lot either, does it have a future??


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It pays to advertise, or does it??  and the Vietnam Museum on Phillip Is is definitely worth a look.


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The Djinnang Assoc held their annual reunion in May.


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Ron Raymond was posted to RTFV in Vung Tau in 1964, he has lots of stories.


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A few blokes haven’t been as well as they could 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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Here’s the news, all the news, the whole news and nothing but the news.


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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.




Girl’s corner.


Lisa Williams was talking to us recently and she thinks the RAM is a bit too “Blokey”. She thinks it needs a female’s touch to make it more appealing to our female readers and she would like to do something about it. Starting next issue, Lisa is going to write a column but she needs your help girls.


Lisa would like you to send her copies of any photos you might have and/or details of any amusing or embarrassing incidents you might have locked away, stories about what you or others got up to during your time in the WRAAF/RAAF. She will edit the stories and send them to us.


You can contact Lisa here  lisa@radschool.org.au




Course Photos.


We intend to eventually have copies of as many RAAF courses (with names) as it is possible to obtain. When finished you will be able to search by course name and/or personal name and if your course is there, get a copy. Availability is the big problem, some photos are easy to get others we have to travel to copy but over the coming months we intend to do so. We now have most of the WRAAF course photos and names and will get them up soon. You can check what we have by going to the www.Radschool.org.au site then click “Course Photos”. If you see any errors let us know or if we're missing any names and you can provide them - please do.


Over time the list we've started will be expanded, we hope to be able to include courses that were held at Wagga, Frogers, Pt Cook, Sale etc.






Most (but not all) of the photos on our pages have been ‘crunched’ to make them open faster. If you want a copy of any in their original condition just email us, use the “Contact Us” link at the top of page, tell us which one you want (Vol and page #) and if we have a better copy we’ll email it back to you.


This edition contains a lot of photos and if your internet connection is not all that fast you will find some pages will take a while to load. If this is the case, it is best if you just open the page and wait a little while until it fully downloads before trying to navigate through it.







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. Membership is FREE!


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 just 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.







If you're having a reunion and you would like us to cover it and publish it, let us know (well in advance if possible) and we'll see what can be done.





Our aim is to have this site error free – but that’s probably impossible. But with your help I reckon we can get pretty close. If you see any errors, be they punctuation, spelling, links that don’t work, facts wrong etc, (no matter how small) please let us know so we can fix them.




You can download the full magazine in PDF format HERE.

It is a very large file, contains 254 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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