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Banner presentation
Former OTS staff members interested in attending the Governor General’s Banner presentation and parade at RAAF Base Williams, Point Cook on October 27 should contact VPCoord Lauren Pettis on (03) 9256 2272.
RAAF Central Band
September 24: The Air Power Brass plays at the RAAF Europe Association 34th annual dinner at the Camberwell Civic Centre from 11.30am.
September 25: Fanfare Trumpets blow their instruments at the AFL Grand Final Day Fanfare in Melbourne at the MCG at 2pm.
September 26: The Air Power Brass takes part in the MCG Open Day from 11.30am-1.3pm in Melbourne.
September 29: The Ceremonial Band plays at the 1RTU Graduation Parade at RAAF Base Edinburgh at 9am.
Air Command Band
September 23: The Brass and Woodwind Quintet will provide incidental music for the Investitures conducted at Government House, Sydney.
September 24: The Chamber Musicians will provide a free concert from 1.15-2pm at St Peter’s Presbyterian Church, cnr Blue St and Blues Point Rd, North Sydney.
September 29: The Woodwind Quintet will perform a free concert from 1.15-2pm at St James Church, Phillip St, Sydney. The program includes Sechs Bagatellen by Ligeti and a quintet arrangement of Dvorak’s American Quartet Op. 96.
October 1: The parade band will march in the “Welcome Home Parade”, occurring in the CBD of Ipswich, QLD, at 11am. The Brass Quintet will provide incidental music for a CAF dinner hosted in the Officer’s Mess, at RAAF Base Amberley.
October 2-3: The Big Band will perform public concerts for the Amberley Air Show from 11-11.45am and 3.30-4.15 on both days. Contact the Air Command Band on (02) 4577 5742 or via email on for more information.
ADF nursing forum
DDFN will host the third Annual Nursing Officer Forum in Canberra from November 10-12. The forum theme is “The Future Belongs to Collaborative Practices”.

If you would like to present an abstract at the forum or attend, phone LEUT Robin Barrett on (02) 6266 4001, fax (02) 6266 3784 or email

Registration fee is $100 and a dinner, held at the ADFA Officers’ Mess, is $60.
Farewell luncheon
A farewell luncheon for GPCAPT Greg Weekes will be held at the Australian Defence College, Weston Creek on December 14.

GPCAPT Weekes will retire in early 2005 after 37 years’ service. Anyone interested in attending should contact WGCDR Craig Heap on (02) 6266 0359 or or WGCDR David Fredericks on (02) 6266 0310 or



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