NEWCASTLE TO BE FOCAL POINT for SQUADRON IN APRIL 2016
This year there will be a focus back to NEWCASTLE where the veterans and Association members have been invited to attend the Dawn Service at Nobby's Beach FOLLOWED by the opportunity to march behind the current serving members of RAAF Base Williamtown through the streets of NEWCASTLE.
We have accepted the kind invitation from RAAF WILLIAMTOWN and trust that the Association members from Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast and upper Hunter will take the opportunity to join us.
If you are a relative of a surviving veteran or DESCENDANT of a deceased veteran of No. 450 Squadron RAAF and you wish to march with the SYDNEY or NEWCASTLE contingent on ANZAC Day, 25 April 2016, please contact the secretary for further details, or complete the form below and submit it prior to 15 April 2016.
ANZAC DAY 2016
Each year veterans, widows and family members gather to march on ANZAC Day in honour of those men who have served their country.
Until 2015 our unit, No. 450 Squadron was blessed to have a prominent member of our Squadron and/or association to lead us throughout the streets of our capital cities on ANZAC Day.
The last No. 450 SQN veteran to lead us was the late F/O Jack Curtis in the Sydney contingent.
Unfortunately time has finally caught up with our veterans and many have either passed on, or are unable to leave their respective residence. Therefore we are now unable to march as a WWII unit.
It is now up to the WIDOWS and DESCENDANTS of No. 450 to take over on behalf of our veterans.
On 25 April 2015 DESCENDANTS of No. 450 Squadron led by Marion Curtis widow of the late F/O Jack Curtis, Jennifer Fisher widow of the late AC Gordon Steege DSO DFC MID and Ida Jarvis widow of the late LAC Herbert Jarvis, marched behind the squadron banner in honour of their husbands, fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers, brothers, uncles and cousins who served on No. 450 Squadron RAAF.
The 450 Squadron RAAF Association Incorporated is indebted to the late Alan J Harris dec.,
a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force on loan to the 450 Squadron RAAF during his WWII tour of duty in the Middle East.
Alan's loyal support and legacy has made this Website a reality, in the name of the famous Desert Harassers®.
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