AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION NSW
SUPPORTING AUSTRALIA'S AIRPOWER
Connecting the Air Force family with each other and the community since 1921

Branches/Chapters

You will notice that on this website some member groups are titled Chapters instead of the customary Branches. This is simply a nomenclature initiative necessitated by the use of computer based membership management to differentiate between those member groups that are self-administering (Branches) and those whose membership administration is managed by a sub-committee of the State Council (Chapters).

Click on Branch/Chapter name for more information

30 Squadron Beaufighter Branch

SECRETARY

Yvonne Holt
holty34@bigpond.com
02 9639 9862

Membership Point of Contact

Richard Wills
vicepresident.wills@raafansw.org.au
0414 618 793

Branch Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

4/5 Army Co-Op Squadrons Branch

PRESIDENT

Robert Watts
b.watts@y7mail.com
02 6258 1845

SECRETARY

Dennis Wilkes
wilkesda@bigpond.com
02 6254 0609

Membership Point of Contact

Richard Wills
vicepresident.wills@raafansw.org.au
0414 618 793

Branch Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

458 Squadron# Branch

PRESIDENT

Keith Cousins

02 9449 1637

SECRETARY

David Longhurst

02 9810 4416

Membership Point of Contact

Richard Wills
vicepresident.wills@raafansw.org.au
0414 618 793

Branch Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

463/467 Squadrons Branch

PRESIDENT

Don Browning
rossjo@bigpond.net.au
02 9489 2666

SECRETARY

David Southwell
david@villageconcierge.net
0448 836 546

Membership Point of Contact

Richard Wills
vicepresident.wills@raafansw.org.au
0414 618 793

Branch Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

5ACS Flying Shovels Branch

PRESIDENT

David Pennell

0414 510 715

SECRETARY

Bill Drinkwater
billdrinkwater@live.com.au
0405 167 754

Membership Point of Contact

Richard Wills
vicepresident.wills@raafansw.org.au
0414 618 793

Branch Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Air Mobility Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

Air Force Association NSW Division
PO Box A2638 Sydney South NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

AIRTC & AAFC Branch

PRESIDENT

Bill Schuberg OAM RFD
bill98@bigpond.com
02 9773 8068

SECRETARY

Gordon Johnstone OAM
g.johnst@bigpond.net.au
02 9484 6545

Membership Point of Contact

Carol Moreau
raafansw@bigpond.com
02 9393 3485

Branch Address

AIRTC & AAFC Branch
C/- 19 Francis Greenway Drive CHERRYBROOK 2126

Annual Fees

$20 per year

Branch Meetings

The Branch meets on the last Friday of each even numbered month at the Concord RSL, Nirranda Street Concord West. Meetings are held in the Boardroom and are scheduled to commence at 1900. Members meet in the bistro at 1800 for dinner. On the last Friday of the odd numbered month, members take a trip to a designated area for lunch.

Albury-Wodonga

Albury-Wodonga Branch

PRESIDENT

Grahame Carroll
airforce.alburywodonga@gmail.com
(0414) 510 715

SECRETARY

Loris Thompson
fredthompson33@bigpond.com
(0432) 808 485

Membership Point of Contact

Grahame Carroll
airforce.alburywodonga@gmail.com
(0414) 510 715

Branch Address

Air Force Association (Albury-Wodonga)
PO Box 1010 Albury 2640

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Branch Meetings

COMMITTEE MEETING on First Friday of every month at 1030 hrs at Anzac House RSL Albury. SOCIAL DAY LUNCH on Last Sunday every month at 1130 hrs at various location - please confirm venue with the Secretary. GENERAL MEETINGS will be held at 1100 hrs before Social Day Lunch in February, March, April (AGM), June, August and October. The AGM is held at the SS&A Club Albury.

Branch Information

The Albury-Wodonga Branch covers North-East Victoria and Riverina New South Wales. The region has strong historical links with the RAAF through wartime and post-war training; these links continue today.

The branch's focus is on promoting military aviation heritage and comraderie, encouraging veteran advocacy, promoting today's air force in the local community and supporting youth development with flying scholarships for local air force cadets.

Committee meetings are held monthly and there are monthly social events for all members, prospective members and guests. Six general meetings, including the AGM, are held during the year - generally on on even-numbered-months.

Albury-Wodonga welcomes new members and visitors. The branch's email address is: airforce.alburywodonga@gmail.com

Membership enquiries to: (1) airforce.alburywodonga@gmail.com or (2) (0414) 510 715 or (3) (0432) 808 485.

Association Honorary Chapter

Chapter Information

The Associaion Honorary Chapter is a record of Association Honorary members.

Honorary Membership can only be awarded in accordance with the Association Constitution clause 7 (5)

The constitution can be downloaded from the Association tab in the website menu

Ballina

Ballina Branch

PRESIDENT

Richard (Dick) Wills BEM
2rcwills@gmail.com
0414 618 793

SECRETARY

Colleen Wills
rcwills1@bigpond.com
02 6686 8989

Membership Point of Contact

Dick Wills
2rcwills@gmail.com
0414 618 793

Branch Address

Air Force Association (Ballina Branch) Inc.
PO Box 772 Ballina 2478

Annual Fees

$20 per year

Branch Meetings

Monthly general meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month except December. At the Ballina RSL Bowling Club in Canal Road Ballina, starting at 11.00am. The Club's Rinks Restaurant provides for a branch lunch after the meeting.

Branch Information

Ballina town is situated on the Richmond river Far North Coast NSW. A couple of kilometers off the Pacific Highway or fly into the Gateway airport, brings you to "Beautiful Ballina by the Sea". Ballina has plenty of accomodation, eateries, beaches, surfing, fishing or touring and walking the hinterland trails and villages. A great place to live or visit.
 
Search Ballina NSW on your internet browser for more detaied information or contact a branch member.
 
Additional to the monthly meetings, the members also gather socially on the last Wednesday of the month for an informal lunch or a day bus trip. Members, guests and visitors are all welcome to all branch functions.
 
The branch actively fundraises assisting other local charitable organisations, Legacy, the Ballina RSL Life Care village, and financially supports the 326 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets scholarship scheme.
 
Ballina welcomes enquiries about the branch, their charitable activities and member support services, call or email any of the contacts listed.

Bomber Command Branch

PRESIDENT

Dr Ron Houghton DFC Ld'H
ronaldhoughton@bigpond.com
02 9954 7000

SECRETARY

Mrs Annette Guterres
annetteguterres@gmail.com
02 9743 5794

Membership Point of Contact

Annette Guterres
annette.guterres@gmail.com
0412759912

Branch Address

Bomber Command Association in Australia Inc
PO Box 325 Concord 2137

Annual Fees

$15 per year

Branch Meetings

Committee usually meets on the second Tuesday of the second month.

Branch Information

Membership is open to all with an interest in Bomber Command.  A quarterly newsletter is sent to all members. More details are on our website www.bombercommandassociation.org.au

 Each year  ceremonies are held  in each state for Bomber Command Commemorative Day. More information about the ceremonies can be found on www.bombercommandcommemorativeday.com

 

 

 

Canterbury/Bankstown# Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Central Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

Air Force Association NSW Division
PO Box A2638 Sydney South 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Clarence Valley Branch

PRESIDENT

Harry Noble

0407 649 114

SECRETARY

Philip Wall
ppwall@bigpond.com
02 6644 9811

Membership Point of Contact

Philip Wall
ppwall@bigpond.com
02 6644 9811

Branch Address

Air Force Association Clarence Valley Branch
732 Gwydir Highway Waterview Heights 2460

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Branch Meetings

The Clarence Valley Branch meetings are held on the fourth Wed. of Feb.(AGM) , Mar. May, July, Sept., Nov. The Meeting venue is the Grafton RSL Sub-Branch, 118 Alice St. Grafton, commencing at 1000am. On the intervening months a social lunch is held at the GDSC Mary Street, Grafton, at 1200 noon. for further Information please contact the Secretary on 02 66449811

Coffs Harbour & District* Branch

PRESIDENT

Peter Bennetts
peter.bennetts@westnet.com.au
02 6655 5001

SECRETARY

Jennifer Kelloway
jenny.kelloway@bigpond.com
02 6653 1455

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Bennetts
peter.bennetts@westnet.com.au
02 6655 5001

Branch Address

RAAF Association CH&D Branch
PO Box 6712 COFFS HARBOUR PLAZA 2450

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Branch Meetings

Branch meets 2nd Sunday in February (AGM), April, June, August and October, 1030 for 1100 at C.ex Coffs (Coffs Ex-Services Club), Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour. A Christmas meeting is also held late November or early December.

Coogee-Randwick Branch

PRESIDENT

Derrick (Dick) Rumbles

02 9665 8771

SECRETARY

Shirley Drew
shirleyd@ihug.com.au
02 9529 8393

Membership Point of Contact

Richard Wills
vicepresident.wills@raafansw.org.au
0414 618 793

Branch Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Fighter Squadrons Branch

PRESIDENT

Mike Lavercombe
president@fsb.raafansw.org.au
02 4942 6964

SECRETARY

Geoff Peterkin
honsec@fsb.raafansw.org.au
02 4956 6618

Membership Point of Contact

Honorary Secretary
honsec@fsb.raafansw.org.au
0406 186 926

Branch Address

Fighter Squadrons Branch
Salamander Bay LPO PO Box 656 SALAMANDER BAY NSW 2317

Annual Fees

$20 per year

Branch Information

PATRON
AIR VICE MARSHAL W. H. SIMMONDS, AO, MID

FROM WHENCE IT SPRUNG

In 1971 the "Kitty Hawk Squadrons' Association" was formed as an offshoot of the original "No 77 Squadron Association" which was established in June 1953.

Since WWII, a number of individual and independent associations sprouted to accommodate the needs of ex-members. These associations were largely squadron-centric owing to the members' (mostly WWII veterans) strong sense of connection and identity with their particular squadrons. Since the mid-sixties, however, this strength of identity has diminished to a degree because of more diverse involvement with several and/or aircraft types.

In 1976 the "Kitty Hawk Squadrons' Association" was renamed the "NSW Fighter Squadrons' Branch". This was the first attempt to establish a "combined association" concept. Such a change not only broadened the scope of membership by excluding aircraft type, but based on the logis that the common thread was theit fighter squadron heritage, it was envisaged that this organisation could fulfil the needs of camaraderie for all older and younger-generation members who served within the many fighter squadrons in existence.

WHAT IS IT

The Fighter Squadrons Branch (FSB) is now a fully established branch of its parent body namely "The Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Association (New South Wales Division) Incorporated" - or RAAFANSW. Naturally all members of the FSB are subscribed members of the RAAFANSW.

The FSB is not an independently constituted, incorporated or otherwise, organisation. Accordingly, the statutory functioning of the FSB is fully governed by, and subordinate to, the constitutionof the RAAFANSW Incorporated.

Halifax# Chapter

SECRETARY

Keith Campbell OAM

02 9489 3250

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Kirribilli Branch

PRESIDENT

William McAlister
bsmcalister@bigpond.com
02 87650765

SECRETARY

Ian Woods
ian.w.woods@gmail.com
0413377727

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
raafa.kirribilli@gmail.com
02 94131661

Branch Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$10 per year

Liberator# Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Manly-Warringah# Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Manning River# Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

National Service* Branch

PRESIDENT

Brian Morelli
brianmorelli@optusnet.com.au
02 9488 7667

Membership Point of Contact

Brian Morelli
brianmorelli@optusnet.com.au
02 9488 7667

Branch Address

Mr Brian Morelli
5 Greenway Drive Pymble 2073

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Newcastle Branch

PRESIDENT

Allan Tate
bransbrush@gmail.com
02 4329 6663

Membership Point of Contact

Honorary Secretary, Fighter Branch
honsec@fsb.raafansw.org.au
0406 186 926

Branch Address

Newcastle Branch
Salamander Bay LPO PO Box 656 SALAMANDER BAY NSW 2317

Annual Fees

$20 per year

Orange# Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Pathfinder# Branch

PRESIDENT

Ken Youdale DFC OAM

0408 219 920

SECRETARY

Jeff McClenaughan

02 9527 1048

Membership Point of Contact

Richard Wills
vicepresident.wills@raafansw.org.au
0414 618 793

Branch Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Polish# Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Port Macquarie# Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

RAAFA HARS Branch

PRESIDENT

Bob DeLaHunty
delahunty@bigpond.com
0433 941 306

SECRETARY

Douglas Haywood
doug34@bigpond.com
0431 704 991

Membership Point of Contact

Douglas Haywood
doug34@bigpond.com
0431 704 991

Branch Address

HARS Branch
HARS Museum, Airport Rd & Boomerang Ave Albion Park Rail 2527

Annual Fees

$13 per year

Radar Air Defence* Branch

PRESIDENT

Bruce Niblett
bruce.niblett@gmail.com
02 4928 1978

SECRETARY

Ian David Gibson
radsecig@outlook.com
02 4951 3239

Membership Point of Contact

Ray O'Donoghue
radarmembership@gmail.com
0411 409 178

Branch Address

Radar Air Defence Branch
C/- 7 Breeze Court WHITEBRIDGE NSW 2290

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Branch Meetings

Next Meeting: Friday 21st July 2017 Stockton RSL Start @ 1100

Branch Information

 

 

SEAAC# Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

St George* Branch

PRESIDENT

Jack Hailey
johnhenry24@tpg.com.au
02 9558 7336

SECRETARY

Elizabeth Wood
myassist@hotmail.com
0402 521 050

Membership Point of Contact

Alf Tremain
alftre@bigpond.com
0418204594

Branch Address

RAAFA St George Branch Inc
5/647 Princes Highway BLAKEHURST 2221

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Branch Meetings

At Victory House, 647 Princes Hwy, Blakehurst, 3rd Friday Monthly except January

Sunderland Squadrons Branch

PRESIDENT

Peter Jensen

02 9144 1642

SECRETARY

Peter Dowling RFD
peterwdowling@bigpond.com
0418 281 775

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Dowling
peterwdowling@bigpond.com
0418 281 775

Branch Address

Sunderland Branch, c/o Peter W Dowling.
Unit 85, 16 Kingsway Dee Why 2099

Annual Fees

$30 per year

WAAAF# Chapter

Membership Point of Contact

Peter Gustafson
councillor.gustafson@raafansw.org.au
02 94131661

Chapter Address

AFC & RAAF Association (NSW Division) Inc
PO Box A2638 SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

Annual Fees

$30 per year

Wanderers

Wanderers Branch

PRESIDENT

Gordon Pert
gordon.pert@bigpond.com
0407 239 382

SECRETARY

Malcolm Baker
rekab62@bigpond.com
0435 653 630

Membership Point of Contact

Malcolm Baker
rekab62@bigpond.com
0435 653 630

Branch Address

Wanderers Branch
13 Melaleuca Place Jerrabomberra 2619

Annual Fees

$10 per year

Branch Information