RAAF Base Amberley
F111 Weapon Load (mid 1980's)
Reg Byles "Send Off"
Names Coming (so is Christmas)
Standing: Kev Berry, ?, Harv Sunley, ?, ?, Kem Everett, ?, ?, Kay Heyer, Eddie Smith (with hand on Jack Grayson's head) , John Bradbury (right of Eddie),
Ron Guthrie (far right), Max Johnson (on his right), Harry Strybos behind Max.
Front Row: Eddie Cottrel, Ron O'Neil, ?, Reg Byles, Jack Grayson, Tiny Brooks (D)
3AD Armament Section - 1986
Back Row (L-R)
Steve "Kingy" King, ???, Barry Needham, Greg Jones, Harry Gambling (deceased), Ray Palmer, Al Perry, Peter "PJ" Bruce, Josh Jones, Bob Latter (ex Fleet Air Arm)
Front Row (L-R)
Neil Moran, John Ship, Adam "Bear" Nicholson, Robert Rasmussen
Early model Chinook taken mid 70s which were traded in for more reliable
ones a few years later & then given to the Army Aviation to operate. Old 482 Sqn
Armament Section is just to the right of the chopper in the background with F111
big jugs stored on the other side against the old servicing hanger which does not exist now.
F111C dump and burn at the end of a airshow mid 70s
They don't do multi dump & burns like this today.
Amberley Hanger shots mid 70s
RAAF No 482 Squadron
|In the late 1960s the northern end of the main runway was extended and a large hangar known locally as the ‘Taj Mahal’ was built for No 482 Squadron, the F-111 intermediate-level maintenance unit.
A second hangar, only slightly smaller, was also built, which is where No 6 Squadron is located today.
The base operational headquarters, now Headquarters Combat Support Group (HQ CSG), electronic workshops, warehouse, simulator, field training and the Officers’ Mess were also built as part of the redevelopment for the F-111.
When No 482 Squadron disbanded in 1992, No 1 Squadron moved its headquarters and operations flights into the Taj Mahal hangar and associated annexes. No 6 Squadron also moved into its new headquarters and operations building next to the squadron hangar – bringing both squadrons close to their respective flight lines.
Missing: Neil Biggar, Phil Ridley, Ken Gowans, Kev Ward, Roger Harrison, Dave Evans, John Taylor, Ray Beckett, Russ King, Paul Mead, Dick Flack, Lester Woodforth, Warren Gould, Maurie Fuary, Ken Lawrence, Dave Woodward, Paul McGuiness, Ron Kelly
482 Sqn 1975 -1980 +
Friday afternoon BBQ at the "ArmPit"
By: Dave Hall
482 Sqn Oct 1980
John Ferguson, Kem Everett, and lots more????
482 Sqn Gunnie Xmas photo 1983
1983 photo (get it right Ollie). Both myself (Lindsay Stager) and Joel Vergona (on shoulder and I'm supporting on his left)
482 Sqn PR Photo mid 80s
Lindsay Stager, Shane Harper, Ollie Hastie, Ray Palmer