2018 ADF FLIGHT TEST SYMPOSIUM | WED 28 - THU 29 NOV 18 | PORT ADELAIDE

75th ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY | FRI 30 NOV 18 | RAAF EDINBURGH

75th ANNIVERSARY GALA & D.J. KNIGHTS MEMORIAL DINNER | SAT 01 DEC 18 | PORT ADELAIDE

ARDU 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA &

D.J. Knights MEMORIAL DINNER

We welcome past and present members of ARDU, affiliated units and their guests to join us for a formal Anniversary Gala Dinner, to coincide with the annual D.J. Knights Memorial Dinner.

Expect :

- A roaming cocktail hour with canapés while you tour the museum's impressive aircraft displays to the sound of live music from the RAAF band, catch up with old colleagues and friends, and observe museum staff run a historic aircraft engine!

- Three course sit-down meal in customary Dining-in-Night format, encompassing speeches and D.J. Knights traditions (including annual award presentations) and Passing of the Port

DATE: Sat 01 Dec 18, 1830 h (cocktail hour) for 1930 h seating. Formalities are expected to conclude at approximately 2230 h, though bar service will continue until 2330 h. Note: AIRCDRE(O7)+ guests are kindly requested to arrive at 1845 h.

VENUE: South Australian Aviation Museum, Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, SA

GUEST SPEAKER: TBA

SPECIAL GUESTS: TBA

DRESS: Mess Dress 5A (Eq.) or Black Tie (Eq.). Current members of the unit are expected to wear Mess Dress.

PARTNERS: Most welcome!

COST: $160 pp (all-inclusive: entertainment, canapés, three course meal, five hour drinks package - wine, beer, limited spirits, port, soft drinks, juice)

TICKETS: Ticketing is managed through this website - click here to buy. Ticketing closes 2359 h on Sat 24 Nov 18. For last-minute ticketing after this date, contact the POC below (no guarantee). Note: if paying by credit card and the transaction appears to freeze, your tickets will not be processed. This is a known issue - please try again using a different web browser.

PARKING: Ample parking is available at the venue. The venue is also a short walk or taxi ride from accommodation options in Port Adelaide (e.g. Quest Apartments).

POC: FLTLT Dawson Schuck, dawson.schuck@defence.gov.au, 08 738 92718

ARDU 75th ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY

We welcome all interested personnel to partake in a short formal ceremony to commemorate ARDU's Anniversary, ending with a light buffet luncheon. The ARDU Colours will be paraded and a short speech will be delivered. ARDU memorabilia and videos will also be on display over lunch.

DATE: Fri 30 Nov 18, seated no later than 1150 h for 1200 h start. The Ceremony is expected to conclude at 1230 h, when buffet lunch will be served.

VENUE: ARDU Hanger, RAAF Edinburgh, SA

BASE ACCESS: Guests who do not hold a current Defence Common Access ID Card will be required to pre-register through this website in order to receive a base visitor's pass. These personnel will not be permitted to drive on base and are requested to park at the RAAF Edinburgh Main Front Gate no later than 1115 h. Following issue of a visitor's pass, you will be transported to the ARDU Hanger by an escort on a Defence vehicle.

PARKING: Guests with a current Defence Common Access ID Card may follow signs, park adjacent to Building 733 and make their way by foot to the ARDU Hanger. For guests who do not, refer above.

SEATING: Both currently serving and retired GPCAPT (O6)+ dignitaries, Group/Executive WOFFs and parliamentary dignitaries (as well as their partners/families) will have assigned seats. Other guests may utilise unallocated seating or stand at the back as desired. Ushers will be available to help locate seats.

DRESS:

- Ceremony Participants: Ceremonial Dress 4B (Eq.)

- Military Dignitaries - GPCAPT(O6)+ and Group/Executive WOFFs: Ceremonial Dress 4B (Eq.). Reservists may wear suit and medals if preferred.

- Other Military Guests: Dress of the Day

- Parliamentary Dignitaries and Retired GPCAPT(O6)+: Business, i.e. suit (eq.), medals optional

- Other Civilian Guests: Business Casual

PARTNERS/FAMILIES: Most welcome! If they do not hold a current Defence Common Access ID Card, you may pre-register them here to expedite sign-on.

COST: Nil

REVIEWING OFFICER: Chief of Air Force, AIRMSHL 'Leo' Davies, AO, CSC, who will deliver a short speech

REGISTRATIONS: Guests are strongly encouraged to pre-register through this website. Registration for members who do not hold a current Defence Common Access ID card is MANDATORY to facilitate base access. To register, click here. Registration closes 2359 h Fri 23 Nov 18. For last-minute registrations after this date, contact the POC below (no guarantee).

POC: FLTLT Dawson Schuck, dawson.schuck@defence.gov.au, 08 738 92718

2018 ADF FLIGHT TEST SYMPOSIUM

We welcome past and present members of ARDU and flight test professionals to join us for our annual Flight Test symposium. Hear from presenters on a diverse range of flight test topics.

DATE: Wed 28 - Thu 29 Nov 18, commencing at 0900 h. The venue will open from 0830 h for collection of name tags, etc.

VENUE: Main Lecture Theatre [CG6], TAFE SA, Mundy Street, Port Adelaide, SA

PARKING: Ample parking is available at the venue

DRESS: Business Casual (no military uniforms)

PARTNERS/FAMILIES: Not in attendance

COST: Nil

SPECIAL GUEST: Mr Moe Girard, President SETP, Engineering Test Pilot - Bombardier Flight Test Center

REGISTRATIONS: All participants are required to pre-register through this website. To register, click here. Registration closes 2359 h Fri 16 Nov 18. For last-minute registrations after this date, contact the POC below (no guarantee).

CATERING: Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees. Notwithstanding, Folklore Cafe is located across the street for alternative choices and cafe-style coffee.

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING? Please contact the POC or express interest during registration

POC: SQNLDR Ben Liersch, benjamin.liersch1@defence.gov.au, 08 738 32809