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

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


  1. Applicants may apply separately or be nominated by any Branch member of the Air Force Association or RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association.
  2. When completing the Application Form, please ensure that you advise the educational or training course you are undertaking (or planning to undertake)
  3. Previous scholarship winners are entitled to reapply.


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


Applications should be forwarded to Mrs Gill Coughlan, Secretary RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association by the 4th Friday in January of each year at the following addresses:

Email: gilly4346@gmail.com
PO Box 281,
Hampton Park VIC 3976

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


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2018 Bursary Recipients

The Chairman RAAF Association (Vic) Foundation, John McCrystal, and the President of the RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association (Vic), Chris Hudnott, were pleased to announce that the successful Air Force Association Vietnam Veterans Bursary Recipients for 2018 were:

  • Madison, Jessica, Eva and Roman Bialobrezeski - to assist with primary and secondary school educational expenses
  • Kaleb Elliot - to assist with primary school educational expenses

The Bursaries were presented at a ceremony held at 2.00pm on Sunday 11th February 2018 at “The Victorian Air Forces’ Centre”, 24-36 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The two Associations thank all applicants and extend to the 2018 recipients our sincere congratulations.