Victory for Berwick Boys Squadron at Group Review

Officers and Cadets of the Berwick Boys Squadron of the Australian Air League excelled at the Australian Air Leagues Victoria Group Review at Ashwood College Oval last weekend.

Despite the competition being very fierce from the other Squadrons within the state, the Berwick Boys came back to Berwick with a record number of the trophies in drill (marching), section drill, flight drill, Flag Drill, and a number of other drill trophies in the final parade competitions on the march; they also won the physical activities trophy, plus many individual trophies for model making in both plastic and balsa.

This was a fantastic effort by the Squadron; this in turn saw them earn the physical activities field points and the grand aggregate over all.

This has come about by a lot of hard work by the Officers and Cadets of the Squadron leading up to the review, with extra practices on weekends to sharpen up their skills.

And for the past three years the Squadron can boast of having a Cadet in the Squadron who has taken out the Australian Air leagues Victoria groups Junior Cadet of the year, this year it was awarded to Leading Cadet Thomas Bladier from Berwick. The 12 year old said that the win has put him closer to his dream of one day of joining the air force and flying an FA18 Fighter.

Regional Officer Russell Owen said he was extremely proud of the Cadets performance during the year and congratulated the Officers and the Cadets on a successful 2008.

Federal Instructions

A number of Federal Instructions and Orders have been added to the Downloads page.

Federal Administration Instruction No. 68. AAL Style Guide

Federal Administration Instruction No. 69 Changes to the Australian Air League Manual

Federal Education Instruction No. 14 Changes to the Aircraft Modelling Course

Federal Field Instruction 29 Emergency Services Badge Award Criteria

Federal Field Instruction 30 NCO Examinations

Federal Routine Order 01/08

Federal Training Instruction No. 4 Risk Management Strategy – Child Protection – Managing the Risks




ANZAC Day activities at Berwick

As a lead up to ANZAC Day the Berwick Boys Squadron of the Australian Air League invited members of the Australian Great War Associations Re-enactment group to visit the Squadron. During this visit the Cadets learnt some of the history of the First World War and saw some of the equipment used. A few of the cadets also had an opportunity to try on the uniforms and work with the equipment brought along.dsc00007


Chief of the Defence Force Parade – ADFA

Our congratulations go to former cadets Chris Brennan and Jesse Lovell-Tait of Ringwood Squadron, Victoria. Both of them were accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy in late 2007 and recently took part in the the Chief of the Defence Force Parade at ADFA.

Not to be outdone, Second Officer Michael Iverach (also of Ringwood Squadron) has recently been offered a position as an army pilot and will be leaving shortly. We wish them all the best of luck with their future careers!

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