Welcome to the Maritime Squadrons Association 

The Association

The RAAF Maritime Squadrons Association  (MSA) is an association founded to foster the spirit of friendships formed in the Service, and to foster the ideals founded in the maritime flying squadrons of the RAAF, RAN and other military forces.

History

The Associationís history commenced with an annual dinner for his old 11 Squadron crew, organised by Gordon Johnstone, in Sydney during the 1960s. This dinner was such a success that regular annual dinners followed, and an association started to develop.

Meanwhile, in Brisbane, at about the same time, Neville Williams was organising regular get-togethers of some ex-11 Squadron members. The Brisbane Association (also known as the 11 Squadron Re-union Committee) proved very popular and started to grow with attendees from other states . A small newsletter was started.

At the Golden Jubilee of 10 & 11 Squadrons at Edinburgh in August 1989 a decision was made to form the RAAF Maritime Squadrons Association. With the formation of a national association, a working party was formed to create the necessary formwork and we were Up Up and Away

Membership

Today, membership of the Association is mainly comprised of former members of 10 and 11 Squadrons who have served in the post-war years. These members have flown or worked on Neptune and Lincoln and Orion aircraft. The association is still fortunate to have a small number of WW 2 veterans who served on Sunderland and Catalina Squadrons.

However, membership is open, not only to the members of RAAF maritime squadrons, but also to the former members of maritime squadrons from the RAN and Allied Military Forces.

The cost of membership is $10 for an annual subscription, or $100 for a lifetime subscription. Those seeking to join the Association should contact the Secretary for a membership application form or click on the e-mail Button to the left

Activities

Currently the principal activities of the Association comprise three annual dinners held respectively in Canberra, NSW (Glenbrook), and Brisbane and an annual lunch held in Adelaide. The Canberra dinner is normally held in March / April, the NSW dinner is normally held in about July and the Brisbane dinner normally is held in October each year. The Adelaide Lunch is held on the first Sunday in May each year. It is anticipated that as the Association grows, other activities will be organised in other states.

An Annual General Meeting of the Association is held annually, where committee members are elected for the next year.

The Association also produces a newsletter on a regular basis, which provides a focal point of interesting activities and news of member's activities.