Vol 79

March 2023

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In Memory of:

Page 2



50th anniversary of a RAAF Caribou crash in PNG.

A close call in a Herc - Phil Frawley.

A hung up LAPES in a Caribou.

Last Boeing 747 off the line.

The pic of the Canberra in Biak - again.


Arthur Fry:

Off to Hong Kong.

People I've met - Ray Hiern.


Computer Information:

Chrome users should not use Windows 7 or 8.1

Computer viruses - the 10 worst.

Google Drive features you may not know.

How to test a suspicious link.

Outlook's Nav panel has been moved.

Ransomware - how to protect against it.

What is Google Drive?

What is Microsoft 365?

Why is Google's browser called Chrome?

Why you should buy a Mac instrad of a PC.

Why you should buy a PC instead of a Mac.



1/86 PCB Repair course.

1/86 Soldering Course.

2/86 PCB Repair Course.

2/86 Soldering Course.

3/85 High Reliability Soldering Course.

4/86 PCB Repair Course.

1/87 Admin Training Course.

3/88 Digital Bridging Course.

4/88 Digital Bridging Course.

14/88 Trade Instructor Course.

1/89 Digital Bridging Course.

112 Radio Tech Course.

Data Comms Course, 1989.

Post graduate Digital Bridging Course 1989.


DVA Issues:

DVA Christmas Parties ended - Brisbane.

Essential medical equipment rebates.

Free mental health care for eligible vets.

myGov has changed.

Service-related claims info released.

Suicide figures.

Support available for vets in aged care.

Support packages available to Vets and Vets' families.



Skyland News - 2 more copies.



ADF hopes to recruit teens.

ANZAC Day School's Awards 2023 - now open.

Australian Air Cadets Alumni 2022.

Avalon Airshow.

Black Box invention.

F-111 model presented to John McDougall.

Green Pastures - an ANZ report.

How to find your car with an iPhone or Apple watch.

Lamb commercial - 2023.

Men and women think differently.

NASA inventions we use every day.

Organ transplants gone mad!

Penang ferries.

Ride in Pink - Mt Isa.

Salvage mission - RAAF Amberley ski boat.

Seniors' discount guide.

Sister Greta Towner.

Snickers!  why are they called Snickers?

Solar panels explained.

Viet Vets Museum legal fight.

What happens to your body when you die?

WW2 Boeing B17 lands at Sandgate, Brisbane.

WW2 Robin Hood oil men.


Get togethers.

RAAF Vietnam lunch club.

Scootavillians get  together at Sandstone Point hotel.



5 sunburn myths.

Beer could prevent Alzheimers.

Coffee - is it a dehydrator?

Confusion over who can access Semaglutide.

Does beer cause a pot belly?

Stitch - what causes it when running?

Sunscreen mistakes.

UV Index - what is it?

What does being drunk do to your body?


John Laming:

Like overtaking on a blind corner.

Sydney's new airport.



Remembrance Day 2023 - Kedron Wavell RSL Sub-Branch.

Remembrance Day 2023 - Perth.

The reason we wear a poppy on Remembrance Day.

Why was a poppy chosen.


My Story:

Air Marshall Robert Chipman, AM, CSC, Chief of Air Force.



Atomic Subs - will they be useful?

Australia Day - they are after it again.

Climate change - what a scam!

EVs - are we ready for them?

Our PM's respect for Vietnam Vets.

The real Aboriginal Issue.

Welcome to Country.


Page 3 Girl:

Fiona Grasby OAM, WO of the RAAF.


Pension rates:

Age Pension changes.

Carer's allowance.

Pension rates WEF March 2023.

TPI pension increase.


People I meet:

Jillian O'Toole.



Kymco Raffle result.


Requests for help.

Radschool 5 valve superhets - where are they?

Vietnam tour - help wanted.

Vietnam Vets Museum Phillip Island - legal case.



All-Appy reunion - Brisbane.

Djinnang reunion 2023.

Radschool Crest in the RAAF Grove - ACT.



Get together at Sandstone Point hotel.

Letter of Appreciation - Legacy.

Scootaville 2022 - the journey.

Scootaville 2023.

Surprise presentation.


Units, Squadrons and Bases:

478 Sqn Flight line 1979.



Boeing's last 747.

Hung up LAPES - Caribou.

Kedron Wavell RSL Sub-Branch Catafalque Party mounted.

Kedron Wavell RSL Sub-Branch Catafalque Party dis-mounted.

Lamb commercial - 2023.

Men and women think differently.

Move Outlook's Nav panel.

Remembrance day, Perth. 2023.

Sydney's new airport.

Tea or coffee?

Will EVs fix global warming?


Where are they?

Looking for Alan Lyons.



Lyn Mitchell's  news.




Scootaville 2023


The planning for Scootaville 2023 is well underway. We have modified the route a little for this year's event (see HERE) and we've also negotiated with the USQ Media School for them to send along several of their senior Media Students who will record the event from start to finish, the data will then be taken back to the Uni where the class will work on it and produce a one hour special for showing on TV.  We also met with senior Air Force people in Russell Offices and we'll have some surprises later.


And Merv Hughes is going to lend a hand too.


Last year's event was great, we raised $25,000 for Legacy and our aim this year is to double it. You can read the story on last year's event HERE.


If you would like to be considered for 2023, please click HERE and fill in the form.






This is the first copy of the RAM we've been able to produce for a whilel. We're sorry about that but Scootaville then Avalon took up nearly all our time and when added to the time I spent doing what I was told around the house, there was no time left for anything.


Thanks for waiting!!






Guess what!!  We're holding another raffle and this time you could win a bunch of beautiful opals. We're selling 250 tickets at $2.00 a ticket, more later.




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”.






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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