Vol 76

January 2022

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In Memory of:

Page 2.



Kedron Wavell Services Club.



35 Sqn Caribou crash at Eliptamin.

Blackhawk helicopters - a future.

F-18 farewell flypast.

F-35 fly in to Williamtown.

March of the C-27 Spartans.

Sabre and Mirage painting.

The Hornet.

The Mirage.

The Neptune - at HARS.



Remembrance Day 2021 - Wynnum Qld.


Arthur Fry:

Impressive people I've met - John Goodrick.

My USAF Secondment.


Computer Information:

10 ways to increase PC performance.

Clear Cookies on an Android device.

Computer cookies - what are they?

Dark Web - what is it?

Make a PowerPoint presentation into a Video.

Make videos always full screen in Films and TV on Win 10.

Save Passwords on Google Chrome.

Secure Web Sites.

Transfer files from Windows to Android.

Undelete files from OneDrive.

Watch YouTube on an Android or iPhone device.

Windows Media Player turns 30.

Windows XP is 20 years old.

Wrap text in MS Excel.



5 Sigs Course, Ballarat.

14 Framie Appy.

14 Instrument Appy.

14 MT Appy.

15 TTC.

24 RMT Ground.

41 Elec Fitters Course, 1967.

41 RTC - 1967.

49 TPhoneOp Course.

64 RMC.

97 Engine Mechanics Course - 1967.

Avoiding the future plague - a joke!

Radio Appy Course photos.

WRAAF 252 Rookies banner.



December update.


DVA Issues:

Accessing your COVID vaccination certificate.

Carer payment increase.

"Don't say thanks" - Andrew Gee.

DVA Grants now open.


Heart health program 1.

Heart health program 2.

Rapid Antigen Tests.

Rent Assistance now available to TPIs.

Royal Commission into Veterans' suicides.

Unfair Funeral benefits.



35 Sqn aircraft wooden models.

ABC and November Platoon.

Aged Care was promised - was it delivered?

Australia and Australians - a definition.

Australia Zoo visit.

B-17 miracle - WW2.

Bicycles are killing our planet.

Christmas in Qld.

Christmas in Romsey UK.

Covid anti-vaxers.

Crash Comics.

Decline of Russia - a myth?

Earth's population statistics.

Electric cars - are they our future?

Engine sensors explained.

Ford and Toyota - a message?

Frequent flyer programs - how they work.

Ironsides - go Navy.

Gov't loans explained.

Lamb commercial - 2021.

Lamb commercial - 2022.

Lancaster flying under Sydney Harbour bridge.

Life at Radschool - Steve lane.

My last Combat Mission - Bill Sparks USAF.

Radtech battery carry handle.

Secret RAN submarine Cold War mission.

Skyland news - 1979 edition.

Terry Sheean RAN - VC.

Thai and Diamond's Thank You.

The Titanic.

VC - full list.

Victory Contingent in London - 1946.

When Sumpies fixed engines.



Arthritis - the myths.

Heart health program.

How to tell if it's a cold or the COVID.

Masturbation - is it good for you?

Pain killers - how do they work?

Pfizer booster approved for adults.


John Laming:

Stangs and Vamps.


My Story:

Michael Gahan.

My memories of my time in Vietnam - Ted McEvoy.



ABC and November Platoon.

Flag Folding Ceremony - 2 Sqn SASR.

Government ignores TPIs

Royal Commission into Vets suicide.

UK Defence Dept gone mad!

Vets wait 200 days for treatment.

WOKE - what's it all about?


Page 3 Girl:

Bonnie Boon.


People I meet:

Deanne Byrne.





Sporting Clubs

RAAF Women's hockey, Canberra.


Units, Squadrons and Bases:

1 OSU Vung Tau.

2AD prop flight 1972.

35 Sqn end of year "Thank you".

77 Sqn in Korea.

478 Mntce Sqn 1981.

Fireys at East sale - 1982.

Wagga - 1948.



21st Anniversary of the formation of the WRAAFs.

Covid anti-vaxers.

Engine sensors explained.

F-18 farewell flypast.

F-35 fly in to Williamtown.

Fair Trading?

Frequent flyer programs - how they work.

Gov't loans explained.

Lamb commercial - 2021.

Lamb commercial - 2022.

March of the C-27 Spartans.

My memories of my time in Vietnam - Ted McEvoy.

Ozzie barbecues explained.

The Neptune - at HARS.

WOKE - what's it all about?

Worms - some good advice.



Pre-Christmas Lunch - Brisbane 2021.

Sale Ladies - 1968.

WAAAF WW2 recruitment video.

WRAAFs on survival Course.

WRAAF rookie course pass-out.

WRAAF uniforms.








Unfortunately we have had to delay the event - once again!! The current Covid Omicron epidemic has many worried and they are not keen to travel at this time. One major concern is they are worried they could catch the virus and need to be isolated in some outback town in Qld for two weeks. An understandable concern - that left us without a choice.


We haven't decided on a new date yet - there is considerable work involved in re-scheduling this event so we are going to wait until we can see the light in the tunnel, we don't want to have to fo it again.


We do have a few ideas but we won't make them public just yet but when we do settle on a date we will give everyone several month's notice..



We must thank our wonderful sponsors who have helped us to date and who have stuck with us in these troubled times.




Numerous Sub-Branches







All the running around organising the "aborted" Scootaville event has cost money but we're recouping some by holding a few raffles. At present we're raffling a hand-made cigar-box electric guitar. If you live close to Brisbane and would like to own this exclusive item, please go to the Raffle site and buy a ticket.


Over the coming weeks we'll have other items up for raffle - we'll let you know.  If you can help, please do, it's all for a very good cause - Legacy.


AND!!  Please when you buy tickets please fill in the form so we know who you are. Some people just deposit money but don't tell us who they are, some tell us who they are but don't deposit any money.


Can the following please get in touch with us:

  1. Stuart Smith

  2. Someone who made a deposit on the 10th December (EMB/SMB)

  3. Doug Bower

  4. Anthony Thompson

  5. Someone who made a deposit on the 8th Dec from the Railways credit Union

We're holding funds from these people in Suspense.





Buying a new car?


If you’re contemplating buying a new car, we could save you thousands. The Radschool Association has done a deal with Australia’s biggest car brokers whereby you can purchase a car (your choice of make, colour, specs etc) at fleet discount prices.


One of our blokes made use of this facility recently and bought a Toyota Rav4 and saved thousands. You can too!


To see further details, go to the Radschool Assoc home page (HERE) then click on “New Car Purchase”.






Current financial members can now receive a 12% discount on the base rate of the day when hiring a car from Thrifty. If you’re thinking of hiring a car or an SUV or a people mover, this could save you heaps. If you’re a member, send us an email HERE and we’ll send you the promo code.






We hope to sign off on paid membership by the 30 June 2021 so you can now join for free, Free membership is available.  If you wish you can still make a donation when joining, though it is voluntary.


To join, fill in the form below.



First Name:



Email address:

Membership type:

Your State:

Sum transferred:




Please transfer your joining contribution to:


BSB: 124-021       Account number: 1048 7401      Title:  RAAF Radschool Association.

Bank:  Bank of Queensland.

and include your name in the "Remarks" window on the deposit.



AND!!  If you work for or know of a firm that would be kind and generous enough to sponsor the Radschool Association, please get in touch.






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.


Thankfully, Ken Morris, who lives over in the West, proof reads our print before it goes public and points out our many errors, not a lot escapes him I can tell you!   


Thanks Ken.





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