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  RAAF Radschool Association


Vol 31

April, 2010


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Grave sites

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 our lovely Page 3 girl again, and some photos of courses from long ago, plus a couple of photos some thought, or perhaps hoped, had been lost.


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John Donohue on Swing

Sam Houliston

Sam tells us about the potential problems with not having the correct version of Internet Explorer as well as a lot of other useful stuff.


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We have the results of our last survey, plus a new one, and if you're in the market for an old Rover, have we got a deal for you..


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1954 Rover

Ted McEvoy

Ted's got some good advise for potential Stroke sufferers, and he's got the latest data on service pensions. There are some changes coming for holders of DVA cards, Ted's got the good oil.


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Col Price tells us his story, where he began his career as a trainee Radtech in 1966, "remustered" to become an AEO and had 36 great years in a variety of different and interesting roles with the RAAF.


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Col Price

Allan George joins us this issue with a regular general interest page - Allan's been scouring the internet for those great little "gems" that pop up from time to time and we've got the best for you here.


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John Laming has written an excellent book titled "Tall Tails of the South Pacific". We've read it and it's a great read. You can read a little on John's background and a bit about the book here.


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Darwin Tx party

We've got some interesting photos of a party that was held in Darwin some years ago. We'd love to hear the story behind them.


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John McHarg has sent us the story of the life and death of one of the RAAF's Boeing 707's.


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RAAF Boeing 707

Sick Parade

A few of our mates are on the sick list, we wish them all the best and a speedy recovery.


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


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Where are they now

Your say

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


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If you've got a reunion coming up, let us know and we'll publicise it, or if you've been to one recently, send us some info and pics and we'll let others know.


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Sandy McKey, Margaret Morris, Sue Holden, Kel Chambers


We're sorry about the delay in getting this issue onto the streets, we'd almost finished when the little ToshibaBusted Lappy decided to drop dead, and, you guessed it, our last back up was 6 weeks old.


Being the inquisitive type, we decided to delve into its innards and see if we could right the wrong, but, as you can see, we couldn't find a 6BL8 anywhere, it was beyond us so it was filed in the big circular bin.


So - down to the shops for a new Toshiba, and then we had to do most of the RAM all again, rotten job, but now it's finished, and yep....we've taken some of Sam's good advise and installed the Autosave Backup system he talks about on Page 4 - and it works a treat.





We get quite a few people asking whether we can make the Index interactive, that is, when you're looking for something, when you find it in the Index, just click the reference and the link will take you to that site. We agree, that's a good idea, but one helluva job. We've started on it, and eventually, as we get a bit of spare time, it will all be done.


Have a look HERE





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