Royal Australian Air Force Association Queensland Division
The Queensland Division is an autonomous association and was incorporated by Letters Patent Oct 1946 and was signed by the then Governor Lieutenant-General Sir John Dudley Lavarack. It is the only division of the RAAF Association incorporated in this manner. Letters Patent are administered by the Premiers Department of the Queensland Government Incorporation Acts are administered by the Office of Fair Trading within the relevant State or Territory.
The controlling body of the Queensland Division is the State Council and the guidance of the State Council and governance of the Division is in the hands of the State Executive. The primary document containing the guiding principles that govern the Division is the Queensland Division Constitution 2016 supported by a set of RAAFA QLD Updated Bylaw May 2017.PDF Where additional guidance is necessary, reference is made to the Guide for Meetings and Organisations, Vol 1 – Guide for Voluntary Associations written by N.E. Renton.
There are seventeen (17) active branches in the Queensland Division and two branches (Mackay and South Burnett) currently in recess.
The active branches are as followed.
CAIRNS and Branch website: raafacairns.com
TOWNSVILLE and Branch website: raafatownsville.com
WRAAF and Branch website: wraaf.org.au
Current Patron 2017: Mr Michael BRYCE, AM AE
Immediate Past Patron Emeritus: Air Vice Marshal G.W. (Bill) Reed
Current State President: Mr. Lindsay Bennett
Immediate Past State President: Mr Douglas Bower JP (Qualified)
Past State President: Mr John Carlile JP (Qualified)