RAAFA Tas Hobart Branch

BRANCH MONTHLY DRINKS

All members are remided that Monthly Drinks are on the first Thursday of each month, excepting January, and are from 5pm till 7pm.  Complimentary snacks are provided.

BRANCH CONTACT

The Hobart Branch is co-located with the State Division at the RAAF Memorial Centre in Hobart.

Branch Address & Contact:  

Hobart Branch RAAF Association

RAAF Memorial Centre, 61 Davey Street, HOBART  TAS  7000

Email:  secretary.hobart@raafatas.org.au

 

BRANCH PAYMENTS ON LINE: RAAF Association - Hobart Branch

Annual Membership (single)  $26.00

Family Membership (Menber & Partner/Spouse)  $40.00

Commonwealth Bank Hobart

BSB:  067102  Account No:  10437346

All payments should include your name and the reason for the payment.  Please then email to:  The Treasurer (Brian Burgess) (brianjburgess1@hotmail.com) giving the payment details. Your help in this matter will greatly assist us in the correct identification of all payments. 

 

  

General Information

The Hobart Branch currently has 150 members as at 01 Jan 2018 and is domiciled in the RAAF Memorial Centre, 61 Davey Street Hobart.

The Branch Committee meets on the 1st Thursday of each month  (except January) at 3.30pm and a monthly social evening is held on the same day from 5pm till 7pm.

A number of social activities are held throughout the year to which all members are sent a Flyer detailing the event details.

The Branch President is Wing Commander Jenny Robertson. The Branch may be contacted through the Branch Secretary on email:  secretary.hobart@raafatas.org.au.

HOBART BRANCH BUS TRIP 18 MARCH 2018

A Tasmanian Devil feeding on on a lump of wallaby meat.

On Sunday 18 March 2018, members of Hobart Branch enjoyed an outing to the Tasman Peninsular with a visit to the Devil Park Unzoo at Taranna and then a Buffet Seafood Lunch at the Hotel Lufra at Eaglehawk Neck.

The Devil Park was an entertaining and informative visit with much to see and learn about our wildlife.

The Seafood  Buffet at Hotel Lufra was absolutely splendid. There was a wide variety of food (including Roast Pork) and the atmosphere and outlook were superb. The photos below are of the outing.

 

EASTERN GREY KANGAROOS
The picture is of a group of Eastern Grey Kangaroos lazing in their pleasant surroundings at the Tasmanian Devil Park.
They were quite tame and obviously used to people around them.
SEAFOOD BUFFET
This group of members at the northern end of the table includes the President, WGCDR Jenny Robertson, Ms Dee Murray, Peter Dalkin and on the right Mrs Pam Robertson.
SEAFOOD BUFFET
This is the group on the southern end of the table and includes Jenny Robertson, Sheila Hooper, Sally McClymont, John Hooper and Syd McClymont.

ANNUAL LUNCHEON & RAAF ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION

Captain Harry Cobby of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) in action against German fighters in WWl

31 Members enjoyed a delicious Roast Meat Buffet Luncheon at the RAAF Memorial Centre on Saturday 24 March 2018.  The function was also to commemorate the 97th Anniversary of the formation of the RAAF on 31 March 1921.

Photos of the happy occasion are below.

STATE PRESIDENT CHATS
The State President, WGCDR Geoff O'Hara is pictured chatting to Peter Dalkin who is a member of the RAAFA Museum Committee
TOP TABLE MEN COMPARE NOTES
The Senior Air Force Officer Tasmania, WGCDR Ben Cullen (left) was chatting to the immediate Past President of the RAAFA Tas, GPCAPT Rex Bean.
OTHER TOP TABLE MEMBERS
Other members at the Top Table were, Mrs Jane Bean, WGCDR Geoff O'Hara, Norm Warburton & Les Harrison (L'ton Branch) and AVM Peter Scully

RAY WILLIAMS AWARDED THE OAM

All members will join with me in congratulating Major Ray Williams who was awarded an OAM in the Queen's Birthday Honours 11 June 2018.  The award was for service to Veterans and the Veteran Community.

Ray spent 25 years in Army Aviation as a Pilot and had a number of deployments.  He is currently the Welfare Officer for the TPI Association.