On the 10th August 1935 Cadets and Officers of the Australian Air League attending the opening of Manly Company Hall at Hinkler Park, Manly. 80 years later - the Australian Air League again gathered once more to help Manly Squadron celebrate its anniversary.
Despite the threat of rain all week, the clouds cleared for the weekend and Squadrons from as far away as Mudgee NSW travelled to Manly to take part in the parade. The day began with band competition with participants from Toukley, Moorebank and City of Blacktown Squadron. Following a break for lunch, the Squadrons formed up awaiting the arrival of the Reviewing Office, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Member for Warringah and Prime Minster of Australia.
Mr Abbott has been Member of Warringah since 1994 and has attended several parades in the past however this was the first as Prime Minister of Australia. Joined by his wife Margaret and the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP, Mr Abbott inspected the parade, speaking to cadets and spoke of the history of the Manly Squadron before awarding trophies to the winners of the parade competitions.
More photos from the parade can be found here.
The 2015 Aviation Careers Expo at Brisbane Airport is back for its 15th year, offering aspiring aviation professionals the chance to get one step closer to their dream career in the sky.
With over 2000 attendees last year, this year’s expo will offer non-stop action, with a unique experience offered to the general public to experience the adrenaline-fuelled world of aviation, including training demonstrations, seminars and a world class static aircraft display.
The Australian Air League is pleased to again be involved with the Aviation Careers Expo and will have an information booth at the Expo on Saturday 22nd August. If you have a passion for aviation, register for the expo today or call us on 1800 502 175 to learn more about the Air League.
The New South Wales Boys’ Group is conducting its Annual Officer, NCO and Band Training Camp at ‘Naamaroo Conference Centre, Lady Game Drive, Lane Cove.
This Camp will be conducted over the weekend from Friday evening 24th to 26th July 2015, details can be downloaded pdf here (622 KB).
On Sunday 21st June the Manly Squadron of the Australian AIr League will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a parade at Hinkler Park, Pitt Water Road Manly. The day will commence with band competitions at 1230hrs followed by a parade march off at 1400hrs.
All Squadrons are invited to attend this parade and help Manly Squadron celebrate their 80th anniversary. Details can be found in the attached pdf parade statement (922 KB).
The Reserve Forces Day Council has asked The Air League to provide volunteers to assist with Banner carrying and other various duties.
Cadets aged 12 years and over, NCO’s & Officers will be required.
Members will be required from 0900hrs ( Hyde Park, Archibald Fountain, Corner of Park and College St) in full AAL uniform as set down in AAL manual (NO AAL medals are to be worn, ribbons only) . Officers will require tunics. The Parade will be completed by 1215hrs.
It would be greatly appreciated to have a good showing for The Air League as the Reserve Forces Day Council appreciate our support for this worthy cause. Please encourage your members to attend.
There will be a REHEARSAL DAY SUNDAY 14TH JUNE 2015. No Uniform will be required. Fall in time and place is as above. Please advise asap if you able to attend either or both events. 4 hours Community Service can be claimed for each attendance.
Details available for download pdf here (33 KB).