The year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Australian Air League Parafield Squadron, read all about the Squadron in the latest Salisbury Aware.
The Review Digest for the 2015 New South Wales Boys Group Review (to be held on 13th September 2015) is now available pdf online (1.01 MB) for download.
This Digest covers the following:-
- Field Competitions
- PA Ball Games
- Drumming Solo Competitions
- Education Competitions
- Modelling Competitions
This year squadrons can register for all competitions via an online portal http://rego.nswbg.airleague.com.au
Please note the venue location has been changed to “The Crest” McClean St, Bass Hill.
The Australian Air League is pleased to announced the appointment, for the first time, of four Assistants to Federal Commissioners.
This new program is designed to offer enthusiastic junior officers a unique opportunity to build valuable leadership skills, develop new networks and learn from the Air League’s most senior officers. Each Assistant has been appointed for a period of one year from 1st July, and will work alongside their respective Federal Commissioner on projects related to their appointment. During this period they will continue in their existing Squadron or Wing roles, and they may be appointed for an additional year if both they and the relevant Commissioner so desire.
The Assistants to the Federal Commissioners are:
- Assistant to Federal Air Activities Commissioner: Sqn Lt Jason Harte, Sutherland Shire Sqn, NSWBG
- Assistant to Federal Training Commissioner: Sqn Capt Kyle Laing, SA Wing
- Assistant to Federal Marketing and Publicity Commissioner: 1st Off Hanson Wong, Doncaster Sqn, VicG
- Assistant to Federal Field Commissioner: 2nd Off Stephen Davis, Sunbury Sqn, VicG.
Details of these appointments can also be found in pdf Federal Routine Order 6/2015 (97 KB).
The Australian Air League manual Section 16 - Education has recently been updated to reflect changes in badges and requirements. Information on the changes can be found in Federal Routine Order 4/2015 available for download http://www.airleague.com.au/extras/downloads/circulars-1/federal-1/418-federal-routine-order-4-2015, and the Manual can be accessed online at http://manual.airleague.com.au/.
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.