RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association



The Royal Australian Air Force (Vic) Foundation in conjunction with the Royal Australian Air Force Vietnam Veterans Association (Vic) has established an annual Bursary for eligible dependents.


The child, adopted child or grandchild of a person with operational service, or three or more years continuous full time service, as a member of the Australian Air Force

A stepchild or foster child is eligible, if they have resided with or been financially supported by the veteran step parent or foster parent, for five of the last ten years

Under the age of 25 when applying unless exceptional circumstances, related to the veteran’s service, exist

Enrolled in (or planning to enrol in) any recognized educational or training course

Any activity or representation associated with any recognized educational or training course

Note: Applicants may apply separately or be nominated by any member of the RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association


The RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association Bursary Sub-Committee will assess applications/nominations on merit


Applications to be forwarded to the Secretary RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association by the 3rd Friday in January of each year.

or Email RAAFVVA SecretarySecretary RAAFVVA
Post Office Box 462
Ascot Vale VIC 3032

The Secretary RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association will advise the successful applicant/applicants and the bursary amount during the first week of February each year

The Secretary RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association will invite the successful applicant/applicants to attend the Annual General Meeting for presentation of the bursary certificate

The treasurer shall contact the successful applicant/applicants to arrange how invoices associated with the bursary will be paid


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2010 Bursary Recipients

The Chairman RAAF Association (Vic) Foundation, Bill Belton AM, and the President of the RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association (Vic), Nick LeRay-Meyer AM, are pleased to announce that the successful Air Force Association Vietnam Veterans Bursary Recipients for 2010 are:

  • Ms Nadine Reichardt
    undergraduate Bachelor of Arts/Law – Monash University;
  • Ms Meaghan Barrow
    undergraduate Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience – Latrobe University; and
  • Ms Bronte Hudnott
    undergraduate Bachelor of Music Performance – Victorian College of Arts.

In confirming the Selection Committee recommendations, of special note was the number of applicants in this the first year of the Bursary as well as their enthusiasm and commitment to achieve higher educational goals. Several applicants also demonstrated involvement in local and regional community activities; personal attributes that augurs well for the future.

The Bursary’s will be presented at a ceremony to be held at 2.00pm on Sunday 14th February 2010 at “The Victorian Air Forces’ Centre”, 24-36 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The two Associations thank all applicants and extend to the 2010 recipients our sincere congratulations.

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