Air Force Australia Ballarat Branch Yearly Calendar and Newsletter

AFA Ballarat Branch Social meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Hut 48 Ballarat Airport

2020 photo is Tom Roberts, Janet Bates and Peter Schoutens - Researchers at the launch of 1 W.A.G.S. website.



7/1/2020 Social Club picnic at Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter Dec 2019 - Jan 2020


4/2/2020 AFA Ballarat Branch AGM Hut 48 Ballarat Airport

9/2/2020 16th Anniversary of the Ex-Prisoner of War Memorial Ballarat - Lake Wendouree

11/2/2020 Official Launch of 1 W.A.G.S. Website at UBC Web Design Ballarat

19/2/2020 Commemorative Service for the 78th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin -The Shrine of Remembrance Forecourt Melbourne at 10 AM

Newsletter Click to Download - Newsletter February 2020


5/3/2020 AFA Geelong Branch - visit of members to AFA Ballarat Branch Hut 48 at the Ballarat Airport

14/3/2020 Air Force Association Victoria 100th Birthday- Camberwell Road East Hawthorn Melbourne [Postponed]

17/3/2020 Suspension of AFA Ballarat Branch Activity due to Coronavirus

Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter March 2020


25/4/2020 Anzac Day Commemoration - Online and Drive-Way Dawn Service

Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter April 2020


19/5/2020 AFA Ballarat Branch Social Club - Bus trip to Liberator Museum/Display and Werribee Mansion and Gardens - Suspended due to Coronavirus

 30/5/2020 There  will be an opening of the Airport Hut 48 on specific days and times from the 30th May till the 30th June to give all RAAF Ballarat branch members the opportunity for mini-gatherings. Covid-19 Social Distancing requirements will be adhered to.

See May Newsletter for dates and times.

Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter May 2020



1/6/2020 to 30/6/2020 Mini-social gatherings for RAAF Ballarat branch members at the Airport Hut 48.

June 2020 - Centenary of The Arch of Victory Ballarat. 

Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter June 2020


Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter July 2020


02/08/2020 AFA Ballarat Branch -Presidents Update - Click to Download - Air Force of Victoria - Presidents Update

15/08/2020 75 Years On - War in the Pacific - The Battle for Australia - Online Commemoration

18/08/2020  On 18th August, we commemorate Vietnam Veterans' Day and the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in 1966.  Commemoration online.

30/08/2020 Battle for Australia Commemerative Service, Ex Prisoner of War Memorial, Lake Wendouree- CANCELLED

Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter August 2020


15/09/2020 Battle of Britain Commerative Service AFA Ballarat Branch - CANCELLED 

Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter September 2020


Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter October 2020


3/11/2020 Closing the Bracelets - Bringing home the crew of Magpie 91 No. 2 Squadron. Commemoration ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum Phillip Island. Regional Victoria only.

                                                      - The story of the loss of Magpie 91 See Link at Air Force Association, Victoria.

11/11/2020 Remembrance Day- Online service Australian War Memorial

                                                   - Wreath laying at the Ballarat RSL [limited numbers to attend]

Newsletter - Click to Download - Newsletter November 2020



15/12/2020 Re-dedication service The Cambrian Hill Avenue of Honour Sebastopol / Colac Road

15/12/2020 Christmas Luncheon and Meeting at Hut AFA Ballarat Branch Headquarters 







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