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Wallaby Airlines | 35 Squadron | RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam

Vietnam in Black & White

Vietnam Memories – in Black and White…


August 8, 2017 0

East Timor Caribou Hijacked

The one and only time a caribou has been hijacked!!!


August 4, 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

Virtual Tour of US Airforce Museum

Click on the link below to view: Virtual Tour of US Airforce Museum (May need to update Flash Player to view)


June 23, 2017 0

Salts, Blue Orchards and Us

There has always been rivalry between all three military services but as for me, I now wave a flag of truce as I reflect on days gone by in peace and war. There are so many memories, the reliable and beloved Huey helicopter, the seemingly vulnerable Spartan patrol boats and then of course those magnificent…
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June 18, 2017 0