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03/11/2010 MECC 513/10


F-111 Retirement Media Day


What:               Media are invited to register their interest to attend the F-111 Retirement Media Day


Where:            RAAF Base Amberley, South Amberley Road, Ipswich, Queensland


When:             Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Media will have the opportunity to visit RAAF Amberley for a final look at No 6 Squadron’s F-111 operations, conduct interviews with F-111 personnel and observe flying operations. This will be the final media opportunity to see the world’s last F-111s in military operational service, prior to the official farewell activities.


The day will comprise an overview of F-111 operations and history; question and answer session; tours of the F-111 simulator, hangar, workshops, flight line and F-111 flying operations.




Media are to register their interest by 5:00pm on Wednesday 10 November by e-mailing Flight Lieutenant Skye Smith on


Nominations are to contain the following information:



Full name(s):

Mobile number:

E-mail address:

Scope for coverage:

Other considerations:

Freelance media are to provide no more than three references for accreditation checks:


Media note:


Every effort will be made to accommodate nominations. However, please note that there will be limited capacity at No 6 Squadron and some nominations may not be successful. Selected media will be notified expeditiously of their successful nomination and further information regarding the event will be provided at this time.


Media Contacts:


Flight Lieutenant Skye Smith – 0438 462 944 or


Issued by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946
Media releases are available by email if you register online