Hobart 15/16/17 September 2017

Battle of Britain Commemoration Committee 2017

Safely back from a sortie, a BoB Fighter Pilot climbs out of the cockpit of his Spitfire

 

A Gathering of Eagles 

to Commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the

BATTLE OF BRTIAIN 1940

Hobart, Tasmania 2017

15th, 16th, 17th  September 

 

  INVITATION

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 16th and Sunday 17th of September 2017 to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

 ACTIVITIES

  1730 to  2030 hrs  Friday 15 September 2017

HAPPY HOUR -  drinks and Snacks at the RAAF Memorial Centre

to welcome all visitors

 Dress:   Neat casual

 REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

Saturday 16th September at St David’s Cathedral at 1500 hrs. Dress:  RAAF 4A Uniform  or Lounge Suit with full size medals,   to be followed by:

 

 DINING IN NIGHT

 Saturday 16th September at the Luxbet Function Centre (Elwick Racecourse) 1900 hrs for 1930 hrs.

 Cost RAAFA Tas Members TBA  Non Members TBA . Dress: RAAF Winter Mess Dress, Dinner Suit or Lounge Suit  (with miniatures).

Guest Speaker: Mr Reg Watson, Tasmanian Military Hiostorian and Author

Guest of Honour:  AVM Gavin Turnbull AM, Deputy Chief of Air Force

  CENOTAPH SERVICE and WREATH LAYING

 Sunday 17th September at the Hobart Domain Cenotaph at 1100 hrs.

Full Size Medals may be worn

 Commemorative Address:   AVM Gavin Turnbull AM - Deputy Chief of Air Force

 BARBEQUE LUNCHEON

 Sunday 17th September at the RAAF Memorial Centre, 61 Davey Street, Hobart at 1200 hrs. (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.

 ACCOMMODATION

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

 

            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

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

If you are interested in obtaining further details about these events, contact the State Secretary, RAAF Association, Tasmanian Division at:

 

            Address:          61 Davey Street, Hobart, 7001 

            Phone:             03 6234 3862 (Wed  10am to 3pm) Message       Bank  active during non- attendance times.

             Email:      secretary@raafatas.org.au

                  Co-Ord Officer:  Ms Debbie Coulson, State Secretary

                                     Mobile: 0447 751 816

             

                       BoB Planning Committee Chairman  

                           AVM Peter Scully   0402 274 163    

 Bookings, accompanied by the amount of the subscription, are essential. Members may make a direct credit to the Association Account – RAAF Association Tasmania Division  WESTPAC Bank  BSB 037001  Account 100766 or by cheque payable to the ‘RAAF Association’ and sent to the Association address.

                              RAAF ASSOCIATION – TAS DIVISION

           REPLY PRO FORMA – BATTLE OF BRITAIN DINNER 2015

 I/We accept the invitation to attend the Dinner  at UBET Function Cebntre Elwick on Saturday 16 September 2017

  

NAME:  ………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

 CONTACT  TEL No:  ………………………………………………….

 

EMAIL:  …………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

I will be accompanied by: …………………………………………………………………….................

 

Any dietary requirements or restrictions: ………………………………………….....

 

 ......................................................................................................................

  

DRESS:  RAAF Winter Mess Dress/Dinner Suit with Miniatures or Lounge Suit with Miniatures:  The cost is TBA.

 

Remittance  for $                 to cover the cost of ………………. People @ TBA each.

 EFT Transfer  or  Cheque (Please indicate)

 

WESTPAC  BSB  037001  ACCOUNT No  100766

 

Return by 28 August 2017   to:   (Email -  raafatas@netspace.net.au ) or post:

 

State Secretary RAAFA 

61 Davey Street 

HOBART  TAS  7000

 

Other functions for an indication of attendance.

 

Please circle the Y or N as appropriate

 

 Memorial Church Service  YES / NO

  

Wreath Laying Ceremony   YES / NO

  

 Are you laying a Wreath  YES / NO 

 

If so, on whose behalf?       

 

...............................................................................................................

   BBQ Lunch   YES / NO

 Held at RAAF Memorial Centre 

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 12 noon (No cost)

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

C