Patron: AVM Roxley McLennan (Retd) AO

The Air Force Association is a non-profit organisation promoting social activities, welfare, commemoration events, aviation interest and the memory of fallen friends.

The Air Force Association is established to foster friendships based on sharing Air Force and aviation experience, supporting commemorative activities, heritage, and records of history, and providing for the welfare of members through advice, liaison, and representation.

Membership is open to serving and former members of the Australian Defence Force and Allied Armed Forces, their family members, current and former Air Force Cadets, Air League Cadets and members of the public who have not served in any air force, but who have an interest in aviation and who support the activities of the Air Force Association.


The Division meets 2-3 times per year at the Ainslie Football Club, Ainslie, usually combined with a luncheon. At these luncheons a guest speaker is usually arranged to talk about subjects of interest to all members, not just veterans. Meeting dates will be posted on the News & Events page.

Memorial Grove

The Air Force Association (ACT Division) manages the RAAF Memorial Grove. The grove is a memorial park located at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Majura Road.

The RAAF Memorial Grove, with its central memorial cairn, is not intended as a substitute for the Australian War Memorial (AWM), the RAAF National Memorial on Anzac Parade or the Canberra Garden of Remembrance. However, it does offer an alternative location for commemorative ceremonies and for the installation of plaques that do not meet the eligibility criteria for mounting at the AWM or the ACT Garden of Remembrance.

A group or a private individual (the Sponsor), who wishes to place a plaque in the Memorial Grove must submit a written proposal to the Air Force Association (ACT Division). Further information is available on the Memorial Grove page.

Last Post Ceremony

At about 4.45 pm each day, the Australian War Memorial conducts a Last Post Ceremony in the Commemorative Courtyard. During the ceremony a member of the Australian Defence Force shares the story behind one of the names on the Roll of Honour . On days which commemorate a member of the Royal Australian Air Force or the Australian Flying Corps, and on days of particular significance to Air Force, a member of the Air Force Association pays our respect by laying a wreath beside the Pool of Reflection.

This Page Last Updated: 20 Feb 24