There are two important other social occasions coming up shortly that will be limited by numbers.

The first is a private visit to the SAS Museum at Campbell Barracks planned for 1300 Wednesday 17 July.  Access to Campbell Barracks is by a Bus and Brian Gibson has volunteered his School Bus for this Trip.(No Ted you do not have to wear short trousers and a cap). Numbers will be restricted to 30 and it will be first in best dressed. The Museum requires a donation of $10 per person to help  maintain and grow the Museum. This invitation will also be offered to our RN brothers.  Unfortunately Transperth has also picked 17 July as a day for mayhem around the Perth Railway system so I will try to arrange a  number of suitable pickup points by the Bus, so please advise what train line you have access to or if you can make it to the Flying Angel Club in Freo.

Second is the Swan Valley Mystery Wine Tour, Sunday 4th August, if you did not know where you were going before the trip don't worry because you will not remember where you went by the time you get home.  Once again Brin Gibson is the Tour Director available seats about 30 so once again first in best dressed. Pickups will be sorted out as convenient.
17 March 2013
The Branch will muster in the City of Fremantle to join in the ANZAC Day Activities.   The Dawn Service will be held at the Monument Hill Reserve at 5.30am. Do we have any volunteers to attend and if so do you want to lay a Wreath?

The March commences from the Esplanade Park at 1014 and we shall be in company of the ex RN Submariners Association (Australia Branch) and will convene after the march at Rosie O'Grady's. I have ordered 15 Car park stickers and three places, for those unable to march, in the transport/jeeps provided for that purpose. Will members needing a car Park please let me know?.

The Route of the march is the same as last year and is about 1Km in length.  Lets make a big effort this year and have a good attendance and enjoy the companionship of our fellow submariners from the Squadron and the RNers. I have it on good authority there may be two Pusser's Rum Raffles this year.

Paul T Meakin
Branch Secretary

10 March 2013
The first newsletter for 2013 is online and is available now.

Paul Meakin

10 February 2013
Please take a look at the Calendar of Events for 2013. Please make every effort to attend at least one event this year, a good chance to catch up with old mates.

We are repeating the Swan Valley Wine Tour by Bus again this year and also hope to arrange a visit and social at the SAS Regiment Museum at Campbell Barracks both to be confirmed for dates and time. 

Please note that due to only 5 members expressing an interest in  obtaining the WA Branch Blazer Badge the Committee has decided not  go ahead and order any.  

A progress report on activities associated with the 2014 Centenary of Australian Submarines will be made shortly.

Paul Meakin

22 December 2012
Christmas Greetings from the President and Committee of the SAA (WA) Branch

To all our Members and families on behalf of the Branch I want to wish all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May you all enjoy your break, the company of friends and family and have a peaceful and stress free Christmas. Let’s make 2013 a great, prosperous and healthy New Year.

Have an enjoyable holiday break and come back refreshed for the New Year

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