Associations Day – RAAF Amberley – RSVP – Updated Form

It is proposed that your Association (RTFV-35Sqn) will hold, in conjunction with 35Squadron at Amberley, an Associations Day.  This will be held on the Base at the 35 Squadron area in August each year to commemorate the month RTFV commended operations in Vietnam all those years ago.

This year it will be held on Friday the 9th August and thereafter on the second Friday of August each year.

The day will be an opportunity to meet and chat with current 35SQN personnel, have a look through the SQN’s facilities and aircraft and to enjoy a barbecue and a few drinks.

Depending on numbers, we can arrange discounted accommodation at the Oaks or Quest hotels in Ipswich or perhaps at one of the Caravan Parks near Amberley. Please indicate below if you’ll require accommodation.

So that we can plan the event, if you would be interested in attending, we ask that you complete the form below and let us know your intentions.



The People’s Champion.

ANZAC DAY Update – Letter to Premier & Email from From Geoff Hall

—–Original Message—–
From: John Sambrooks <>
Sent: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:01 AM
Subject: RTFV 35Sqn

Hi All
Attached is a letter to the Qld Premier
Re Anzac Day


Click here to read – the letter to Premier


Dear Premier,

Please find attached a letter re the order of march on ANZAC Day.  I have
sent correspondence and had discussions with the current ANZAC Day
Committee.  All to no avail.  To me, they are trying to militarize the ANZAC
Day march with including weapons of war in  the march.  I believe this issue
has now been resolved but the march is far too long with more and more
service personnel marching.  I have included an email from Geoff Hall about
the time frame.  In previous years we would finish the march by 11:00 a.m.
Premier, I hope you can help with this issue.

John Sambrooks
Hon. Secretary/Treasurer
RTFV-35 Squadron Association
Wallaby Airlines



G’day blokes. Have just arrived home last Friday very weary after our trip
from Adelaide to home. Read the email about our position in the march this
year. Setting off at 11:20 means not marching until 11:45. Weren’t we (the
RAAF) last in the parade last year?? I know Perth has a constant Navy then
Army & then RAAF every year. If that is the case here I doubt if I will be
marching in Brisbane again. As for this year, I will be marching at the Gold

Have fun.

Regards Geoff