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Wallaby Airlines | 35 Squadron | RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam

Return of 35 Squadron to Richmond 26 February 1972

RAAF base Richmond, NSW 26 February 1972. Shows a formation of No 35 Squadron RAAF Caribou transport aircraft peeling off, landing and taxi in line. Glimpses of the aircrew. Air to air of the four Caribous in flight over Sydney.


July 31, 2017 0

RAAF CARIBOU A4-171’s LAST FLIGHT

The only thing unusual about this Wallaby 006 mission on the 30th August 1967 was that an Australian army colonel, Colonel White, had made a request to be a passenger for the day. Apparently he had a day off from duties at Nui Dat and decided to, as he joked. “See what you RAAF blokes…
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July 6, 2017 0

My Story: John McDougall

I grew up in Paddington in Sydney early in 1944. As WW II was in full swing, my dad was in the army but as he had been declared unfit for overseas service, he had been posted to the coast watchers group over at Fremantle. Mum and I were left in Sydney and after a while…
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July 6, 2017 0

My Story: John Sambrooks

John (Sambo) was born and bred and grew up in Brisbane. He went to school at Grovelly (a northern suburb of Brisbane) and played league with the school and in 1959 was one of the initial players for the newly formed West Mitchelton team. After school he started work at the now gone Arnotts/Morrows biscuit…
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July 6, 2017 0

Cheap Charlie

Click Here to View Song Lyrics   Background: This song became famous among Australians in South Vietnam. There is hardly an Aussie who served there that did not know it, but these days most only remember the first verse. It is sung to the tune of “The Children’s Marching Song” (From the film, ‘The Inn…
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July 6, 2017 0

Mates

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July 6, 2017 0

Vietnam – has an Aussie Surf Club?!!

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July 6, 2017 0

WWII Tank – Found after 62 Years!

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July 6, 2017 0

The Beer Run

We all remember when, if the Airmen’s Bar wanted more beer, we would have to go to the US Navy Commissary in Cholon, a suburb in Saigon, to buy it from them. Do you remember how it went? A couple of blokes would grab the Milk Run to Ton Son Nuit, get off and grab…
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July 6, 2017 0

Extracts from Dutchy’s ‘Notes From The Rear’

NOTES FROM THE REAR “Who were you with?” asked the bloke about my age at the bar after the parade. “Wallaby Airlines.” I replied “Wallaby Airlines.” he repeated “The Caribous.” I was quite pleased that he was that knowledgeable. Many Vietnam vets I‟d spoken to since the war had to be filled in on the…
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