3 Airfield Defence Squadron - 10th Anniversary Celebration
3 Airfield Defence Squadron (3AFDS) is one of three Squadrons that make up
the Airfield Defence Wing. 3AFDS was formed at RAAF Base Amberley on 01
Mar 1995. On
formation it became the second of the Reserve Airfield Defence Squadrons
on the RAAF Order of Battle. A Cadre staff of permanent members was posted
to the unit, and the first Ready Reserve troops arrived in January 1996.
Shortly after, the Ready Reserve Scheme was abandoned and the RAAF adopted
the Ground Defence Reserve Group scheme. The
unit today has a constrained establishment of 204 personnel of which 31
are permanent staff that occupy positions within Squadron Headquarters,
Administrative and Logistics functions and two PAF Training Cadre.
WERE YOU IN DARWIN ON 19TH FEBRUARY 1942?
CoJo Productions in association with the ABC is producing a documentary on the bombing of Darwin. We would like to talk to any people who were present on the day of the raid. This is an amazing piece of Australian history which is still shrouded in myths and half truths. Only the people who were there really know what happened.
CAN YOU HELP US?
CoJo Productions is also in pre-production on a two hour VJ Special documentary which deals with the comraderie of Australian and American forces in the South West Pacific Area of Operations. We would like to hear the experiences of those who worked alongside the Americans.
Please contact Pru Colville or Jon Matthews on (02) 9571 4631 or email email@example.com
CAN YOU HELP!
For possible book, I would like to contact any Pilots/Ground Crew involved in attacks on V2 sites in Holland from September 1944 to March 1945. In particular, 451 and 453 Squadrons of the RAAF, but also any members of other units - eg. 229/603, 602 and 124 Squadrons.
contact: Bill Simpson, 10B Boswall Road, Edinburgh EH5 3RH, United
CAN YOU HELP?
seeking to contact Squadron Leader H.G. Cleghorn,
can assist, Please contact:
Anderson 401877 of Dimboola, VIC
of Balwyn, VIC
McLachlan 416977 of Willunga, SA
Rankin 409943 of Colac,
Goodwin 410050 of Melbourne, VIC
anyone is able to assist, please contact John Hollway at CFA Westernport
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