Paul Anthony 'Changa' MASON .

At 6pm on Saturday 22nd April, Paul Anthony Mason, suffered a fatal heart attack during a Rugby League game between Mallabula and West Wallsend clubs, being played at West Wallsend. He was just 41 years young. Known to most as “Changa” he was a Sergeant in the Royal Australian Air Force, a member of the Mallabula Panthers Rugby League Club, resident of Karuah, and much loved and respected member of the wider community. This tragedy has touched many, especially his beloved wife Faye and their children Kuzara (14years) and Adrian (10years).
Paul has been a huge help to me and this website over the years and will be sadly missed. He was the creator of the ALSFITT badge which is now used as a recognised logo for the trade. He also researched the 75SQN history regarding the trades which has been in the site for a while and I have copies of similar history of 3SQN & 76SQN which will be added in the next update of the site. I also have other information, pictures & old RAAF news articles (1960-1970 circa) that will also be added in the next site updated.

Paul had a great passion for aircraft although the Mirage was his favorite. His knowledge on this aircraft was outstanding to say the least. He knew great detail about each aircraft, where the flew, who flew them, where they are now, and it went on. He also had a passion for photographs of which he has thousands (mostly the old slides). He also dabbled in air-brushed art painting many helmets, wall murals & the odd wall mounted picture. Just about every one of the contained an aircraft or two. So of this art was left on the walls of the sections he worked in.

Rest in Peace, Changa!

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