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COMING  EVENTS:
(See below for photos of PAST EVENTS)


3SQN QUEENSLAND MID-YEAR LUNCHEON
27 JUL 2024
Banora Point


CONTACT:  Blue FARRELL.   Mob: (0418) 667 504.



20 September 2024 – 3SQN Squadron 108th Birthday - RAAF Williamtown.
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CANBERRA 1926 CRASH MEMORIAL DEDICATION


New memorial plaques for 3SQN RAAF's first air crash victims in Queanbeyan and Canberra were installed in 2022.
We intend to hold a Dedication Event close to the 2026 Centennial of the accident.
- More details will be announced when arrangements are firmed-up.



ADVANCE WARNING!


Date TO BE ANNOUNCED.

3SQN Association is intending to combine with The Association of WW1 Aero-Historians on a...

"Behind the Scenes" tour of the RAAF Museum, Point Cook.

Guided by museum experts, there will be particular emphasis on the Museum's flyable RE-8 - 3AFC's mount in WW1.

 3SQN PAST EVENTS

2023 Anzac "Long Weekend"

The Association in NSW enjoyed four events in a row, in Williamtown, Richmond and Sydney.


APRIL 2021
Pilgrimage to the 3SQN Memorial at RAAF Richmond.

Great to be getting back together again!

Photo Essay



OCTOBER 2019 ASSOCIATION VISIT
to the NEW 3SQN HEADQUARTERS.

Photo Essay


“Can you hear something ticking...?”
 



Dedication of the "Nigel LOVE Building".

On Tuesday 18th of June 2019, Sydney Airport re-named their two major Administration towers: The Nigel Love Building and “The Charles Ulm Building”
An inspirational speech was given by Nigel’s son John.


John "surveying" the Airport founded by his father in 1919.


"OPERATION THOROUGHFARE"

 50th Anniversary Reunion
Williamtown NSW - February 2019.

 

 

 Centennial of REMEMBRANCE DAY

Sunday 11th November, 2018, 11am.

ANZAC Memorial, Sydney Hyde Park.

3 Squadron's "Named in Battle Day" 100-Year Commemoration.

Thursday 18th January, 2018, 11am.
Alongside the "Hunters Hill Howitzer", Sydney NSW.

2017

75th Anniversary Commemoration - "ALAMEIN” 

Monday 23rd October, 2017.
Australian War Memorial, Canberra.


A beautiful day in Canberra for 3SQN Alamein veterans and their sons.

2016  

Williamtown "Centenary of Australia's WW1 Combat Squadrons"

27th/28th October 2016

19th September 2016 -  "Our Official 100th BIRTHDAY"

 Sydney Anzac Memorial

Richmond "Centenary of the NSW State Aviation School"

28th August 2016

Our Point Cook 3AFC Centennial Commemoration

9th July 2016

2016 - 3 Squadron's Canberra Centennial Plaque Celebrations

10th / 11th February 2016


Chas Wannan, Kittyhawk and Mustang Flight Commander.  [Portrait by Dom O'Donnell]

2015  

"Roll Out the Barrel!"  - 75 Years since 3 Squadron marched out from Richmond to World War II.

2014 - "RAAF Centenary of Military Aviation" Point Cook

2013 "Family Day" Airshow

Anzac Day Reports and Photos 2013

   

 Malta Pilgrimage

Our wonderful Maltese-Australian friend, Frank Gauchi, placed wreaths on the graves of two 3SQN Ground Crew casualties, far away on the island of Malta.

For more photo coverage and the background story: Click Here
 

Anzac Day 2012 


A great day for all of the 3SQN Generations! 
[Left to Right:] Terry van Haren, Gus Thomson, Bob Treloar and Arthur Pardey.
For more photo coverage: Click Here

[Picture by Dominic O'Donnell]

Williamtown Parade & Family Day - Friday, September 23, 2011.

  3 Squadron’s 95th Birthday
Parade of the New Squadron Colours and Family Day


For more parade and airshow photo coverage: Click Here

Anzac Day 2011 Sydney


"The old and the bold meet the young and the bold."  For more photo coverage: Click Here

RAAF Williamtown
3 Squadron's 94th Birthday Air-Show & Family Day, Friday 17-9-2010

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For more photo coverage of the 2010 Family Day: Click Here

70th Anniversary of 1940 "Marching Out" from Richmond

On Saturday 10th July 2010, the Association returned to Richmond RAAF Base for the 70th Anniversary of the Squadron "marching out" to War on the 15th of July 1940.  We were honoured to have four of "The Originals" in attendance.

 

For the full set of annotated photos, click here.

 

Harvard Graduate

An uplifting photo set showing NSW Hon. President Tom Russell enjoying a surprise sortie in a Harvard Trainer, just before presenting a speech at Camden RSL.  (June 2010).

 

Anzac Day 2010

Anzac Day 2010 went very well in Sydney and the RAAF Official Photographer captured a nice image of 3SQN CO Terry van Haren with the WW2 veterans present on the day.  It was especially gratifying that our President Peter Cuthbert (2nd from left) could be there despite his recent illness.  [Pete told us that he's recently received a disturbing note in his mailbox saying, "If you don't stop making love to my wife, I will KILL you!"  - But the note was unsigned, so Pete has no way of knowing which husband wrote it!]


L to R: Slim Moore, Peter Cuthbert, WGCDR Terry van Haren, Tom Russell, Gordon Steege, Arthur Pardey, Don Nicholls.

(Click here for the full-sized image by the RAAF Official Photographer.)

 

3 Squadron 93rd Birthday Parade, 2009

Click here for a photo set, speeches from the day and historical notes on the Squadron's first and last combat losses in WWII.

 

Reunion of Butterworth Fitters in Malaysia 2008.

 

Canberra Reunion 2002 in the Australian War Memorial

 

2001 Williamtown

 

3 Squadron's 85th Birthday at Nelson Bay, 18- 20 September 2001  

     

 

3SQN's 60th Birthday - Butterworth  1976

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