Hobart 14/15/16 September 2018

A Spitfire does a victory roll over the White Cliffs of Dover

A Gathering of Eagles

to Commemorate the 78th Anniversary of the


14th, 15th & 16th September 2018


The Royal Australian Air Force Association, Tasmania Division, extends to all Royal Australian Air Force members, past and present and their guests an invitation to attend A Gathering of Eagles to be held in Hobart on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of September 2018 to commemorate the 78th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in Hobart Tasmania.



Happy Hour - Friday 14th September 2018

1730 to 2030hrs

Drinks and Snacks at the RAAF Memorial Centre to welcome all visitors


Remembrance Service - Saturday 15th September 2018


Saturday 15th September at St David’s Cathedral at 1500 hrs.

Dress: RAAF 4A Uniform or Lounge Suit with full size medals.


Dining in Night - Saturday 15th September 2018

1900hrs for 1930hrs start

Wrest Point Casino

Cost to be advised.

Dress: RAAF Winter Mess Dress, Dinner Suit or Lounge Suit (with miniatures).

Guest Speaker: TBA

Guest of Honour: TBA


Cenotaph Service - Sunday16th September 2018


Hobart Domain Cenotaph

Full Size Medals may be worn

Commemorative Address: TBA


Barbeque Luncheon - Sunday 16th September 2018


RAAF Memorial Centre, 61 Davey Street, Hobart (No Charge)


RAAF Support

The Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Association is most grateful to the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC for the provision of RAAF support to these commemorative activities.

The RAAF Association also acknowledges the valuable contribution given by the Commanding Officer and Members of No 29 (City of Hobart) Squadron.



 Special rates have been offered by the following – please request the “Battle of Britain” rate when booking:


Wrest Point Casino

Phone: 03 6221 1888

Email: guestservices@wrestpoint.com.au

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

Phone: 03 6235 5355

Email: reservations@oldwoolstore.com.au

Hotel Grand Chancellor

Phone: 03 6235 4535

Email: groupreservations@hgchobart.com.au

Hadleys Orient Hotel

Phone: 03 6235 5317

Email: events@hadleyshotel.com.au

Salamanca Inn

Phone: 03 6223 3300

Email: info@salamancainn.com.au


If you are interested in obtaining further information about these events, contact the State Secretary.


            Address:      61 Davey Street, Hobart, 7001 

              Phone:      03 6234 3862

            Email:      secretary@raafatas.org.au


AVM Peter Scully AO and Mrs Louise Donaghie from Rolls Royce in the UK pictured at the Battle of Britain Dining In Night 2017

Over a number of years Rolls Royce have provided splendid support by way of substantial sponsorship to the Battle of Britain annual commemoration. Each year one of their overseas executives attends along with their Australian representative, Air Vice- Marshal Roxley McLennan AO.

In 2017, the Comapny sent Mrs Louise Donaghie out from  corporate headquarters in Bristol in the UK.  The Tasmanian Division is very grateftul for this continued interest and support.

Cenotaph Service
The BoB Cenotaph Service on Sunday 17 September 2017 was well attended. Pictured are SQNLDR Alan Robertson of Hobart and WGCDR Jon Hough RAF from the British High Commission in Canberra.
Defence Attaches pay tribute
A number of Defence Attaches from Canberra attended the Wreath laying at the Cenotaph. Pictured from left are the USAF Air Attache, the RAF Air Attache and RNZAF Air Attache.
Old friends catch up
SQNLDR Alan Robertson and WGCDR Ken Llewelyn caught up at the Dining In Night. Ken and Alan have worked together in RAAF with a number of projects over the years and took the opportunity to re-live old times.
Service Chiefs pay their respects
Pictured after laying their wreaths are from left, CMDR Lewis Gaha CO Navy HQ Tas, LTCOL Shaun Harding, Senior ADF Officer Tasmania, and AVM Gavin Turnbull, Deputy Chief of Air Force
Mainland Supporters
Pictured at the Dining In Night were WGCDR Andrew McHugh CO of SFS Amberley and his wife Sondrine. Andrew and Sondrine have been regular attendees for quite a number of years.
Victoria and Tasmania
SQNLDR John Delia from 21 SQN Victoria and FLTLT Carroll James of Hobart catch up for a chat over dinner.