AIRFIELD DEFENCE ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA INC
THE Blue BERET

ABOUT US

The Airfield Defence Association was formed in Sydney in 1987 by a small group of former and serving RAAF Airfield Defence Guards, who had taken part in the  Welcome Home march for Vietnam Veterans.

In 1991, after a series of meetings at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane, the Association was formally created and incorporated in the State of Queensland. As an Incorporated body, the Association is governed by an Executive Committee which meets each month in Brisbane.

The Association currently enjoys a worldwide membership of approximately three hundred former and serving members of the Airfield/Ground Defence category, which has responsibility for the protection and defence of Royal Australian Air Force bases and airfields, both in Australia and overseas.

Airfield Defence Guards and Ground Defence Officers have taken part in virtually every major conflict since and including World War 2 and served with particular distinction in South Vietnam, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as taking part in humanitarian relief activities throughout the world.

The Association’s principal aim is to provide a means of maintaining contact between former members of the mustering. To achieve this, a reunion is held approximately every two years, rotating between major cities within Australia. On occasion, reunions have also been held on cruise liners and on Norfolk Island.

In addition,  the Association supports an Advocacy and Welfare service for members, both serving and retired, in conjunction with the Queensland RSL.

Applications for Membership are always welcomed from former members of the ADG mustering and Application forms may be downloaded from this site.

PATRON

Air Marshal S.D. Evans AC, DSO, AFC
(RAAF Retired)

RECENT NEWS

UPDATE FROM THE FEBRUARY 2018 COMMITTEE MEETING

G’day All, Spike Dainer here wearing my Assn National Secretary hat, to bring you all up to date following yesterday’s first Assn Board meeting for 2018. Where’s My Copy of the Blue Beret? There was a lot on the agenda yesterday, which we hope will be...

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NEW WEBSITE ON THE WAY

Our upgraded and updated web site is currently under construction after some to-ing and fro-ing over the past 18 months or so. The new site will be very similar to the old one and the same User Name and Password will apply to access the Blue Beret...

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Affiliated Organisations and Websites

Proudly Affiliated with The Association of the RAF Regiment, the German ≠Objektschutzregiment der Luftwaffe “Friesland”, and the Belgian Airfield Defence (VVE-UDA) Air Commando Association

Contact Info

Registered Address

5 Jeffrey Street
CAPALABA QLD 4157

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