Aircraft Life Support Fitter,
Safety Equipment Worker & Fabric Worker

Reunions in the Adelaide area


If anyone wishes to organise a reunion in Adelaide please use the EVENTS link in the ALSFITT FaceBook page or you can contact the and I will advertise it for you.

It is easy to do, all that is necessary for anyone wishing to organise a reunion is to; find a venue, preferably where drinks & food can be purchased without having to cater for it, which has a reasonable central location, that public transport be accessible, and then just pick the date and time.

One other thing to consider is that if planned during the holiday season, it may be difficult for people to get accommodation & travel.


A reunion was held at La Porchetta's restaurant, Cinema 8 Complex, Salisbury on 21st November 2002 in Adelaide.   Only Ron Munro, Barra, Al & Jan turned up. So after a few drinks, a nice meal and a few warries it was all over. There is a possibility of another one next year if ALSLMU hold the Life Support Conference.


The 2001 Adelaide reunion was held on 27th October 2001 at the RAAF Base Edinburgh Airmen's Club.  Approximately 15 people plus a few wives turned up and had a great time as can be seen by the pictures below.  There were a few that had promised they were coming but didn't turn up.  Finger food and a BBQ was catered for a small fee, and drinks were served with a huge smile by the gorgeous Lisa (just check out the pics).

  • Paul Butler
  • Dick Hobby
  • Ron Munro
  • Brad Pink
  • Col Evan
  • Hoots Houthuysen
  • Rob Griffin
  • Graham Jones
  • Phil Milde
  • Al & Jan Kendall
  • Richard 'Dick' Szmelter
  • Peter 'Hap' Hammond (Vic)
  • Trevor & Dawn May (Cairns)
  • Mal & Lisa Lockyer
  • Eddie & Anne VanDerZwan
Other members wishing to attend that I received apologies from;
  • Simon Panario
  • Steve Webb
  • Steve Hayes (Perth)
  • Simon Dakin (Oakey)
  • Steve Tetley (Darwin)
  • Gav Wells (Melbourne)
  • Steve Bowman (Amberley)
  • John 'Curley' Russell (Perth)

cameraTo check out the other photos click here!


A reunion was held Adelaide in October 1998 at the Edinburgh SGTs Mess.  There were 55 people at the reunion, coming from a good mix of retired and serving personnel.  This was helped by LSLMFLT convening a Life Support conference the following week.

  • Mick Adams
  • Mark Aston
  • Terry 'Flash' & 'Daisy' Baldwin
  • Andrew 'Barra' Barrowcliffe
  • Greg Bayne
  • Peter 'PĂ©ire' Boraso
  • Wayne Brechin
  • Rod Brown
  • Paul Butler (SA)
  • Craig Cotton
  • Simon Dakin
  • Paul Dixon (SA)
  • Mick Francis
  • Rob Griffin (SA)
  • Tony Hall (SA)
  • Shane 'Snoopy' Halloran
  • Alan 'Dick' Hamill (VIC)
  • Clarence 'Junior' Hangan (WA)
  • Glen Henderson
  • Bob Hixon & Wife (SA)
  • Richard 'Dick' Hobby (SA)
  • Alex 'Hoots' Houthuysen (SA)
  • Alan 'Shorty' Howe (QLD)
  • Darrin 'Howie' Howe
  • Ron Ipsen & Wife (NSW)
  • Russell Jackson
  • Mark Jeffrey
  • Al & Jan Kendall
  • Andy Kendrick
  • Mal Lockyer
  • Brian Lusher (SA)
  • Pete Martyn
  • Phil Milde (SA)
  • Peter 'Milo' Millington
  • Greg 'Rambo' Millington
  • Simon Panario
  • Russell Platt (SA)
  • Stewart Rawlinson
  • Kev Roach (SA)
  • Curly Russell (WA)
  • Mick Sharman
  • Len Stainer
  • Dave Tener
  • Carl Thompson
  • Eddie VanDerZwan (SA)
  • Tony VanEynde
  • Rod Verney
  • Rudy Vitasz
  • Steve Webb
  • Shane 'Shorty' Whetland
  • Don Young (SA)