RAAF Radschool Association


Vol 29

September, 2009

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Sadly, in the few months since our last issue, we have once again lost some very good mates.


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We've got lots of photos of people who were on Radschool Courses, some recent, some from a long time ago.


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If you're not happy with Internet Explorer, Sam suggests an alternative and with Windows 7 just around the corner he offers some timely advice.


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We have the result of our survey into what job you did after discharge. An interesting result!!And if you're looking for old radio valves, we know where you can get them.


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Ted's got lots more interesting stuff to tell us about


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Ernie Gimm tells us His Story. His life and experiences before joining the RAAF, during his term and also what he's done since discharge.


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Unfortunately, this is Frank's last regular column. This edition he talks about good and bad science.


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Wilf Hardy shares his experiences while he was in Malaya during the 'emergency.' A very interesting time.


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It looks like the trusty old Spark Plug has had its day. Modern science has come up with a replacement.


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John Griffiths sent us some photos of Melbourne Tech College from many years ago.


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We're looking for people, perhaps you can help.


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This is where you have your say. We look forward to getting your letters - so please keep them coming.


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Global warming!


We still get lots of mail from people wanting to contribute to the Global Warming debate - and the numbers that are for it are pretty close to those that reckon it's all a myth. However, we feel it's time to give it a rest, the RAM has flogged it to death and from what we can see, the whole Global warming thing has become more of a theological debate, it is now all about beliefs and sadly, science has been left out.


One thing for sure, in about 10 years when accurate comparisons between then and now are done, a whole bunch of people are going to look absolute gooses - will it be the devotees or the skeptics??  Who knows!!!!






We still get a few mails from blokes asking why their name does not exist on the "List of Members", even though they joined some time ago and sent in their $10.00.


As we've said, our old data base was so far out of date that it was next to useless so we had to ditch it and start again. We now do it all on line so there is nothing to print out and post in and as there are no costs involved, joining is now free.


Please check the list of names and if your name isn't there, please click on the "Join the Association" tag (there's one on the top of each page) fill in the details and send it to us.


Also, if you change your address, or phone numbers or email address, or you just want to say hello, or you want to give us a tongue lashing, you can do so by clicking on the "Contact Us" tag, also at the top of each page and filling in the details. It's so easy even an instrument fitter could do it, it's all done on line, no printing out forms and no postage.


Over the past couple of months we have been able to put a bunch of people in contact with long lost mates - but that's only because we have your details. Please click on the Join the Association tag and fill it in, the more people that join the more we can match up . We don't and won't give out your details to anyone so there is no risk of you being spammed.





You can download the full magazine in PDF format  HERE.

It is a very large file, contains 140 pages and will take a while to download.


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