Speaker Date Topic
Sue Freeman - Former fighter pilot Oct 14, 2021 6:45 AM
Hear about Sue's experiences flying, training and being on the front line as a female fighter pilot

Sue has been a qualified flying instructor in both RAF and RAAF for over 30 years and is currently in the RAAF instructing young military pilots how to fly fast jets at RAAF Base, Pearce.  Previously she was a fighter pilot in the RAF flying Tornado F3 aircraft.  After 25 years of service in the RAF Sue decided to jump ship to Australia. Her talk details experiences through flying, training and on the front line as a female fighter pilot.

John Chadwick Oct 21, 2021 6:45 AM
Honey Bees and their Keepers

John and his wife Rita started bee keeping as a hobby 9 years ago. They were motivated by media stories about the plight of bees and thought they should have a hive and look after it.  They now have 20 hives at friend’s properties from Byford to Bindoon and are learning something new every day.

 

Beekeeping is a great hobby which keeps John and Rita physically active, tuned into nature and looking forward to the next season.  They also get some honey which they sell locally.  Previously John was the President of the W.A. Apiarists Society which now has 1,200 members across the state, mainly hobby beekeepers like John and Rita.

Mary Ann Schooling Feb 17, 2022
Straits Settlements, Eurasian Volunteers
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