161 Recce Association
The 161 Reconnaissance Association comprises Branches and a
National Administrative Body (NAB). Branches may be formed wherever a number of
persons, eligible for membership, gather to pursue the aim and objectives of the
Aim and Objectives.
The aim of the Association shall be to provide a regular point
of contact, professional and social, for its members.
In the pursuit of this aim the Association shall have the
1. To organise and advertise widely a
programme of activities, thus advancing the aim of the Association by creating
and maintaining high levels of comradeship among the membership.
2. To provide assistance and welfare for
members and their dependants in need.
3. To circulate widely among members details
of the Association, rules for membership and any calendar of events.
4. To arrange appropriate representation at
Vietnam and ANZAC Day Services and like functions including funeral and memorial
services for deceased members.
The Association comprises four categories of member: Ordinary,
Associate, Life and Honorary members.
1. Any person who served in 161 Reconnaissance
Flight or 161 (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight
in South Vietnam.
2. All current and former members of 161
3. Ordinary members are required to pay an
annual prescribed fee.
1. The immediate family of a member (including
De Facto), dependents and descendants.
2. Any person who is serving in, or who has
served in, the armed forces of Australia, or a friendly Allied country, in any
unit whose role is, or may have been, similar to that of 161 Recce Flt.
3. Associate members are required to pay
annual prescribed fee.
1. This category is reserved for members who
have given the Association outstanding and dedicated service over a long period
2. Nomination for this category should
originate at Branch level. Such membership should be considered and
approved by ALL Branches. It is preferred that Life Membership be
bestowed at an important Association function and that ALL members be advised of each such appointment.
3. Life Members, who shall pay no fees,
will have full voting rights when presented at meetings of the Association.
4. Life Members of the 161 Association are:
a. Max Sward - appointed
July 1990 at Possum 25.
b. Len Avery - appointed
October 1995 at Possum 30.
c. Frank Benfield - appointed August 2005 at Possum
1. The Association may appoint to Honorary
Membership, and for a specified period, any person who is deemed worthy of such
2. This appointment will be made at Branch
3. Honorary Members shall pay no fees, nor
shall they have a vote at meetings of the Association.
Register of Members.
1. The National Administrative Body shall
maintain a Register of Members. This will include names and addresses,
financial status, and category of membership.
2. Branches are required to provide the
National Administrative Body with an annual return of members. This return shall
indicate the category of membership, financial status and name and address.
Annual Membership Subscription.
1. Annual membership subscription fees
shall be decided by a simple majority at Branch Annual General Meetings. Fees shall fall due on 01 January each year.
2. Life and Honorary Members shall not be
required to pay an annual subscription to the Association.
3. Branches may exercise discretion in
determining the collection of a member's fees.
4. Non-financial members may not receive
notices of meetings, may not vote at such meetings, nor nominate members for
election to the National Administrative Body nor Branch Committees.
The Association shall consist of Branches and a National
Administrative Body (NAB).
1. Each Branch will consist of a Management
Committee, elected at an Annual General Meeting, and comprising a President,
Secretary and Treasurer as required by individual Branches.
2. The NAB should consist of at least two
members, an administrator and a secretary/treasurer. The NAB reports to Branch
members via Branch Committees. The NAB exists to administer national
financial affairs, maintain the national membership register and coordinate
matters of national impact as necessary. The NAB will take directions from
Branches via Branch Committees.
3. The national financial account will be made
up of capitation funds paid by the Branches. Capitation is set at 20% per member
161 Recce Association Branches.
Branches of the 161 Recce Association are located in the
Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide -
West Australia - Brisbane - Townsville - Tasmania
- Canberra - Toowoomba.
If you would like to make
with the Executive of any of
the 161 Branches or the Secretary of the NAB, regarding membership of the 161
Recce Association, please contact Len Avery
. (See below for Branch contact details).
Please complete the membership form and send it to your
State Branch of the 161 Recce
Note: You may also join the
161 Recce Association through the National Administrative Body (NAB).
Membership Fees are due as of
01 January. Please contact your nearest
Branch regarding Membership Fees. If you
don’t have access to a Branch you can pay your membership through the NAB.
Membership Fees through the NAB are $10.00 per year or you can pay in advance, eg. $100 for 10 years.
If you have
any questions regarding membership of the 161 Recce Association please contact
your nearest Branch representative or contact Len Avery
- Ph: 07 5445 7275.
ASSOCIATION - BRANCH CONTACTS
following members are points of contact for your Association:
161 Recce Assoc - NAB Chairman
87/33-67 Edmund Rice Drive
Southport. QLD 4215
Ph: (07) 5527 9376 or 0438 940 574
Assoc - NAB Secretary/Treasurer
PO Box 484
Mapleton QLD 4560
Ph: 07 5445 7275
Assoc - NAB Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
PO Box 1427
Mooloolaba QLD 4557
Ph: 0431 293 053
17 Mamooka Crescent
Highfields QLD 4352
0428 944 366
635 Yango Creek Road
Laguna NSW 2325
1 Belali Court
Mt Pleasant, VIC 3350
Ph: 03 5333 1653
Branch Membership Form (.pdf)
2A Martindale Avenue
Toorak Gardens SA 5056
08 8331 9532 or 0427 162 161
50 Verney Road West
Graceville QLD 4075
Ph: 0420 406 788
9 Grasmere Court
Kirwan QLD 4817
Ph: 07 4773 1519
9 Stuart Street
Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Ph: 0409 979 108
PO Box 14
Oatlands TAS 7120
Ph: 03 6254 0004
234 Sultana Road East
Forrestfield WA 6058
Ph: 08 9359 1848