NSWBG New Staff Appointments

An Announcement on behalf of Group Executive Commissioner Lt. Comr. Jeff Remington DSA MSA,

The following Group Staff Appointments are preliminarily announced and effective 1st February 2019 (some have already started in their new position due to organisational requirements)


  • Gp Comr. Peter Gledhill – Group Operations Comr.
  • Gp Comr. Ray McKenzie – Group Admin Comr.
  • Gp Comr. Trent Aylward – Group Training Comr.
  • Gp Comr. Brendan Fox – Group Field Comr. (no change)
  • Gp Comr. Jon Conrad – Group Air Activities Comr. (no change)

New Group Staff Officers;

  • Comr. Raymond Bell OAM – OC Moorebank & Finance Officer Air Activities
  • Wg Capt. Brendan Willard – Group Education Officer 
  • Wg Capt. Tim Larkin – Air Activities Camden Base OC
  • Sqn Capt. Scott Marks  – Physical Activities Officer
  • Sqn Lt. Joshua De Vries – Acting Group Quartermaster 
  • Wg Capt. Peter Allen – Group Minutes Co-Ordinator

Please join me in offering my congratulations to all the above and welcome them to the 2019 NSW Boys Group Council.

Please be aware that email addresses need to be created/changed and as such the forthcoming Group Mailing List will be amended and issued with the new details, also handovers to the new staff officers will commence as of February.

All above appointments will be confirmed in a forthcoming GRO to be issued soon.

For & On Behalf of
Lt Comr. J. Remington GExC NSWBG, DSA MSA

NSW Boys Group Rec Camp 2019

The annual NSW Boys Group Recreation Camp will be held on the 5th to the 7th April 2019 at Castle Mountain Campsite and will feature a range of fun activities such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, archery, flying fox, touch footy, cricket, ball games, tug of war, bushwalking, raft building, obstacle course and night games.

A notice can be downloaded here, further information will be available from your Squadron OC or online by mid February.

Bundaberg Squadron Presentation 2018

1st December saw the Bundaberg Squadron hold its annual Award Presentation Day. The presentations were attended by a number of special guests;

  • Councillor Steve Cooper 
  • Mr. Ian Games
  • Mr. Michael Walker (RAAF Assoc)
  • Mt. Leigh Evans (Bundaberg Gliding Club)
  • Ms. Anne-Maree and Peter Marsh (Bundaberg Show Society)
  • Ms. Carolyn (President RFDS Auxilliary)
  • Lt.Comr. Todd Oakley Group Executive Commissioner 
  • 1st.Off. Michael Hansen OC Forest Lake Squadron 

During the proceedings Mr. Games spoke of the history of the Davin Plath – Squadron Excellence Award reminding us all of Davin Plaths’ passion for aviation.  The award was won by Cadets Rhys Sharp and Samantha Goodwin.

Through out the year all of the cadets worked hard and it was with pleasure that the following awards were presented.

  • Most Improved– Jacob Cowan
  • Model Building– Jessie Dawson 
  • Education – Ari Maatta 
  • Instructors– Samantha Goodwin 
  • Aircraft ID– Ari Maatta and Samantha Goodwin 
  • Community Awareness– Riley Kroning 
  • Dress & Bearing– Coen Adams-Williams and Samantha Goodwin 
  • Protocol & Discipline – Riley Kroning 
  • NASHO’S COTY – Rhys Sharp 
  • Davin Plath(Squadron Excellence) – Rhys Sharp and Samantha Goodwin

This day was also significant as it saw the official handover of the Squadron from Gp.Comr. Di Ballard to 1st.Off Annette Goodwin. Annette joined the Air League in 2014 and during this time has shown dedication to the squadron, we wish her every success in her new role as Squadron Officer Commanding.

Certificate of Currency 2019

The Australian Air League wishes to advises its volunteers that copies of the Certificates of Currency for the League’s Public Liability Insurance are now available for download on the online AAL Manual at the following location. Member may log in with their Member Ship number and password to access these files. Login instructions can also be found on the site.

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