scuttlebutt Box Hill R.S.L. Sub- Branch Inc. Issue No. 176 Editor: Tony Bowden OAM JP February 2014 continues on page 4 RAAF Exhibition comes to Box Hill RSL Box Hill RSL Sub-Branch Incorporated - trading as Box Hill RSL, 26 Nelson Road, Box Hill 3128. Ph: 9898 5992, Fax: 9899 1740 Manager: Denis Fernando, Sub-Branch Secretary: Gail Robertson JP Association Registered No: A0057903U ESTABLISHED IN 1921, THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE (RAAF) IS THE SECOND OLDEST INDEPENDENT AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD. MILITARY AVIATION CAME OF AGE DURING WORLD WAR 1 WHEN AIRSHIPS AND EARLY AIRCRAFT WERE PRINCIPALLY USED FOR RECONNAISSANCE. AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS (AFC) SQUADRONS WERE PART OF THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE (AIF) AND WERE ATTACHED TO THE LARGER BRITISH FLYING CORPS/ROYAL AIR FORCE FORMATIONS. DURING WORLD WAR 1, 800 OFFICERS AND 2,840 MEN SERVED IN THE AFC AND 175 LOST THEIR LIVES. This Exhibition covers the RAAF from WW1 through to WW2, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Iraq and where we are today in Afghanistan. The most signiﬁcant campaign of the RAAF was WW2, where the formation of “Bomber Command” took place, and it is only ﬁtting that this unit should be central in the most important display in the RAAF History. Bomber Command was the arm of Britain’s Royal Air Force responsible for the strategic bombing campaign waged against the European Axis during the Second World War (1939-45). Virtually all Bomber Command units would contain Australian ﬂyers at some point but the largest concentration of Australians was always found in the Royal Air Force squadrons. A total of eight would serve with the Command during the war. The exhibition tells the story of 10,000 Australian men, tasked with the grim duty, who risked their lives on Australia’s most dangerous battlefront. Most served as pilots, engineers, navigators, wireless operators, observers and air gunners. Although amounting to less than 2 per cent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, the 3486 Australians killed ﬂying with Bomber Command accounted for 20 per cent of our nation’s combat deaths during the war. FREE MOVIES FOR MEMBERS The Committee in its wisdom decided to offer members a monthly free movie to be viewed in the Upton Room on the third Thursday of the month. This decision emanated from discussions which were held with our Legacy ladies – it seems some of these ladies were getting to an age where getting on and off tour coaches was difﬁcult, hence their usual day-tours were being cancelled. Just prior to Christmas, members may have noticed the rather thick ﬂoor-to-ceiling curtains being installed in the Upton Room, they were deliberately chosen so we could have movies shown during the daylight hours. The ﬁrst showing will be on Thursday 27th February commencing at 10.30am – seating will be “ﬁrst in best dressed” and open to all members. The second movie will be held on Thursday 27th March commencing at 10.30am. I suspect some members will recall Bill Collins on the TV who used to chat about the up-coming movie, what was happening behind the scenes etc. Well, we are looking for a member who has an interest in movies and would be interested in performing something similar at our movie sessions. If you are interested can you call Faye Clark on 9898 2044 during business hours.
scuttlebuttBox Hill R.S.L. Sub- Branch Inc.
Issue No. 176 Editor: Tony Bowden OAM JP February 2014
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RAAF Exhibition comes to Box Hill RSL
Box Hill RSL Sub-Branch Incorporated - trading as Box Hill RSL, 26 Nelson Road, Box Hill 3128. Ph: 9898 5992, Fax: 9899 1740 Manager: Denis Fernando, Sub-Branch Secretary: Gail Robertson JP Association Registered No: A0057903U
ESTABLISHED IN 1921, THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE (RAAF) IS THE SECOND OLDEST INDEPENDENT AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD. MILITARY AVIATION CAME OF AGE DURING WORLD WAR 1 WHEN AIRSHIPS AND EARLY AIRCRAFT WERE PRINCIPALLY USED FOR RECONNAISSANCE. AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS (AFC) SQUADRONS WERE PART OF THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE (AIF) AND WERE ATTACHED TO THE LARGER BRITISH FLYING CORPS/ROYAL AIR FORCE FORMATIONS. DURING WORLD WAR 1, 800 OFFICERS AND 2,840 MEN SERVED IN THE AFC AND 175 LOST THEIR LIVES.
This Exhibition covers the RAAF from WW1 through to WW2, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Iraq and where we are today in Afghanistan. The most significant campaign of the RAAF was WW2, where the formation of “Bomber Command” took place, and it is only fitting that this unit should be central in the most important display in the RAAF History.
Bomber Command was the arm of Britain’s Royal Air Force responsible for the strategic bombing campaign waged against the European Axis during the Second World War (1939-45). Virtually all Bomber Command units would contain Australian flyers at some point but the largest concentration of Australians was always found in the Royal Air Force squadrons. A total of eight would serve with the Command during the war.
The exhibition tells the story of 10,000 Australian men, tasked with the grim duty, who risked their lives on Australia’s most dangerous battlefront. Most served as pilots, engineers, navigators, wireless operators, observers and air gunners. Although amounting to less than 2 per cent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, the 3486 Australians killed flying with Bomber Command accounted for 20 per cent of our nation’s combat deaths during the war.
FREE MOVIES FOR MEMBERSThe Committee in its wisdom decided to offer members a monthly free movie to be viewed in the Upton Room on the third Thursday of the month. This decision emanated from discussions which were held with our Legacy ladies – it seems some of these ladies were getting to an age where getting on and off tour coaches was difficult, hence their usual day-tours were being cancelled.
Just prior to Christmas, members may have noticed the rather thick floor-to-ceiling curtains being installed in the Upton Room, they were deliberately chosen so we could have movies shown during the daylight hours.
The first showing will be on Thursday 27th February commencing at 10.30am – seating will be “first in best dressed” and open to all members.
The second movie will be held on Thursday 27th March commencing at 10.30am.
I suspect some members will recall Bill Collins on the TV who used to chat about the up-coming movie, what was happening behind the scenes etc. Well, we are looking for a member who has an interest in movies and would be interested in performing something similar at our movie sessions. If you are interested can you call Faye Clark on 9898 2044 during business hours.
Members in Aged CareBEULAH ANDERSON Alawarra, Inala, 220 Middleborough Rd, Blackburn Sth
EDNA TREWIN Regis Lake Park, 40 Central Rd, Blackburn
RALPH VAN DER HOEVEN Ruckers Hill, 14-24 Pearl St, Northcote
NORMA VENDY Dorset Loge, 362 Dorset Rd, Croydon
PHIL WALTER Regis Lake Park, 40 Central Rd, Blackburn
CLIFF WHITEHOUSE Northside Centre Peter James, Mahoney’s Rd Burwood East
HELEN WILLIAMS Glen Waverley PNH, 982 High St, Glen Waverley
PAT & BRYAN WOOLLARD BUPA, 296/304 Springvale Rd, Donvale
Welfare Report For all welfare matters - telephone Faye Clark on 9898 2044
Our best wishes are with those members who are, or have been in hospital since the last issue.
Cheryl Ryan, Arthur Cottingham, Barry Sutton, Edna Tnady
Darts Section Presentation NightON 11TH DEC LAST YEAR WE HELD OUR ANNUAL PRESENTATION NIGHT. THE EVENING COMMENCED WITH THE PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES.
As well as entering six teams in various local league competitions, we run in-house competitions each month for the Box Hill Darts Section members. All comps. are run as round robins and are ably organized by our Comp. Director Cameron Aldridge assisted by Georgia Cuttriss
THE DRAWN TRIPLES was won by Ben Narayanen, Paul Tinsley and Chris Jones. Runners-up were Niven Narayanen, Bill Jackson and Evelyn O’Brien
THE DRAWN DOUBLES was won by Niven Narayanen and Doug Maaser. Runners-up were Graeme and Wendy Hindhaugh.
THE SELECTED DOUBLES was won by Paul Tinsley and Doug Maaser. Runners-up were Ben and Niven Narayanen
THE HUGH DOYLE (double start double finish) was won by Niven Narayanen. Runner-up was Steve Carter.
THE WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP was won by Bernie Tinsley Runner-up was Edith Baker.
THE MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP was won by Ben Narayanen. Runner-up was Doug Maaser.
THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP was won by Paul Tinsley. Runner-up was Doug Maaser.
Ray Jones won Highest Peg of 177 and was also presented with a Life Membership medallion by Ron Carter.
Following the trophy presentation, supper and refreshments were provided.
The traditional teams comp. between the 4 EDDL teams was conducted with the Cobras once again emerging victors.
The evening finished with all team members receiving a gift.
A great evening was had by all.
For further information about the Darts Section please contact our secretary Bill Jackson 9842 4370
For all welfare matters - telephone Faye Clark on 9898 2044 The fish are starting to bite!
IN NOVEMBER, THE ANGLING CLUB HAD A WEEKEND AWAY, AND BECAUSE OF THEIR VERY SUCCESSFUL PREVIOUS TRIP, THEY RETURNED TO THE PHILLIP ISLAND CARAVAN PARK AT NEWHAVEN.
Utilising the superb facilities at the camp kitchen, a very successful Friday night barbecue was held, and with the help of a few reds, the tales got taller as the evening progressed.
On Saturday morning the main fishing participants met at Rhyll for a charter trip into Westernport. There were only two problems; a gale blowing and the sea very rough. We travelled like what seemed forever, trying to find a lee place from the wind, and eventually anchored in what the skipper thought was a suitable spot. By this time, most of us were soaking wet from the spray and the rain. After about 30 minutes of unsuccessful fishing, we up-anchored and travelled to another spot which was out of the wind and the sea was
calm. It was just round the corner from Rhyll where we had started! Although there was nowhere near the catch of our last trip, there was still some nice Snapper and Salmon caught.
The Saturday evening meal was at the San Remo pub and Sunday morning saw the club members and partners dispersing in various directions. Despite the weather everyone voted it a successful weekend.
Whitehorse Day ClubWe left the Box Hill R.S.L. for our final Day Club trip for 2013. After Ray’s delicious morning tea at Kyneton, we travelled to the Hanging Rock Winery, the largest winery in the Macedon Ranges. We were invited to sample their very large variety of delicious white wines, including sparkling wines, that are produced there.
It was a picturesque drive up the winding road to our lunch venue, the Top of the Range Cafe at Mt. Macedon.
Leaving Mt. Macedon we drove to the picnic area of Hanging Rock. This area is the setting of the film adaptation of the book written by Joan Lindsay, ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock.’ We had time to walk around seeing many of the of highlights in the park. To Wendy and Barrie, we Happy Trippers wish to thank you for organising the eleven trips once again for us this year. We know the enormous amount of organisation and worry you both encounter in making sure we all enjoy these trips.
Our last outing for 2013 was our popular and always enjoyable Christmas Lunch held at the Yarra Valley Country Club. Thanks to Shirley and Martin, we ‘young at heart’ Day Clubbers were delighted with the appearance of Father Christmas and with the help of his Elfess, made sure we all received a present.
Sixteen of our members met at the R.S.L. on New Year’s Eve. After a delicious dinner we took advantage of the entertainment provided by the R.S.L.in the Upton Room to welcome in 2014.
There was much laughter and chatter in the Upton Room as it was the first meeting for 2014, and we were all very glad to be together again and are looking forward to this year’s activities.
This began splendidly, as the Guest speaker today was our
Convenor, Clif Hardy. What an interesting life he has had. His topic today was his life as a Constable in the English Police Force.
In 1967, Clif resigned from the police force as he, Barbara and his family were migrating to Australia. Clif answered the many questions asked. The many anecdotes he told, both serious and amusing, kept us very well entertained for an hour.
To Clif, the Day Club Committee, and all our Volunteers, the Day Club Family thank you all for the hours you have spent in ensuring that we all have enjoyed another great year. These people put a enormous amount of their time and effort in making sure tables are set up and a welcome cuppa is ready on our arrival. They organise the puzzles, ‘Who am I’, they arrange our 11 day trips, and the four day holiday, speakers, entertainers, and New Year’s Eve, which we have all enjoyed.
Get well wishes to all our Sickies. Our love and thoughts are with you. Your Day Club Family look forward to you joining us in the 2014.
To all readers of Scuttlebutt, the Whitehorse Day Club wishes you all, good health and happiness in the New Year, 2014.
Cheers for now and remember,
Life is short, so break the rules, forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.
RAAF Exhibition comes to Box Hill RSL
ValeColin Skinner – 3775952 NS Rodney Kelly - Affiliate Joseph Gibson – 438584 RAAF Ruth Pitt – VF388582 AWAS Charles Stevenson – 23347 RAN
Valma Boothby –Affiliate Henry Hoare – 157371 RAAF Albert Osborne – N130767 56th Bat. Brian Smallwood – RAAF
Francis Savage – 156478 – RAAF Joshua Epstein – VS4078/VX88087 33 Aust. Line S. Arie Kleiberg – 27012104 Dutch Allied Forces
Arthur Haines – 430656 RAAF George Makris – 127975 RAAF Peter Crisfield 3/774579 NS Graham Owen – 33781 RAN
Lest We Forget
SUPER DOWith 88 bowlers in attendance, the room at Poplar Street looking festive in silver and blue, Brendan Scott as the entertainer and a delicious meal provided, all was ready for a super Christmas Party for the Bowls Section on the night of Sunday 24th November.
Here are but some of the highlights:
Marja and Heather S. arrived dressed as Christmas fairies (tutus, footie socks, tinsel and flashing lights – they worked their magic in spreading cheer, but at the same time made the dirty dishes disappear in the kitchen. Cheryl Ryan not only decorated the room beautifully, but gave us a tap-dance
duet with Brendan. Barry Maddock and Terry O’Brien were the ‘back-up’ singers for Brendan in The Great Pretender. As Brendan said, ‘I’ve never heard anything quite like it!’ Bill Leonard won the vote as The Best Dressed Man – dapper in silver and black. It was too hard to pick The Best Dressed Woman as ladies were dressed in colourful frills, flounces, Christmas lights, sparkles, jewels and satin and lace. Dancers glided, bobbed, jigged, cavorted, twisted and twirled to the music. There was a lot of fun and laughter.
Brendan Scott is an entertainer par excellence. He played the keyboard, the saxophone, the violin and the piano accordion. He sang, danced, told jokes and involved the audience. He was one of the reasons the night was such a success.
The way Cheryl Ryan (President) organised and conducted the evening - and the good roll-up, were the other reasons the night was such a hit. She had help from a lot of people, it was a lot of work, but well worth it as we all had a great start to the festive season. Thank you.
Volunteer visitors requiredIf you think you would be interested in the role of visiting our members who might be in hospital, sick at home, or just house bound, please contact me on 9898 2044.
Faye Clark, Welfare Coordinator
The skies over Nazi occupied Europe were extremely dangerous and Bomber Command aircrews suffered extraordinarily high casualty rates. Axis air defences were strong and Luftwaffe, German Air Pilots made formidable opponents. 125,000 British and Dominion airmen flew missions with Bomber Command, 56,573 of these men would die. A further 8,403 airmen were wounded and 9,838 taken captive by the enemy.
The back drop to this exhibition depicts “Bombers Moon” by Alan Moore 1962. Moore’s post war painting shows a bomber stream over a German city with searchlights seeking the bombers’ and enemy “flak” fire exploding around them. Keith Campbell, who flew with No: 466 Squadron RAAF, described what it was like to be near the “flak”:
“You could hear the flak rattling against the underside of the aircraft. On a big target there were literally hundreds of flak guns just pouring up a carpet of shells. If you happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time you’d hit one of them directly or one of them would hit you.”
The mannequins wearing the uniforms in this exhibition are all original like P/O (Pilot Officer) Tom Hawkins from 49 Squadron Bomber Command (Lancasters) who flew many missions over Germany. WO (Warrant Officer) John Hafeys was from 277 Squadron (Lancasters) Bomber Command. LAC (Leading Aircraftman) Fred Wills from 112 Mobile Fighter Control Unit is wearing a summer RAAF uniform. The women also played an important part in the RAAF and we were fortunate to have SO (Section Officer) Gwen Herridge’s summer Khaki uniform loaned to us also.
The central mannequin is wearing the original aircrew all
leather flying suit, including boots, gloves, flying helmet and oxygen mask. All belonged to WO (Warrant Officer) Raymond Fraser, who was a wireless air gunner, with 466 Squadron (Bomber Command). He also flew many missions over Germany, including the Bombing of “Nuremberg” and “ Dresden” famous for being completely destroyed and after WW2 totally being re-built to where it is today. This uniform, like all the others in this RAAF Exhibition, are extremely valuable and we thank Rod Wilson and Grant Spehr for loaning them to us at the RSL.
Many artefacts adorn this exhibition including the medals of P/O Stuart Archbold, a highly decorated pilot who flew some 36 Sorties without losing a plane. The camera from a WW2 aircraft is also on display along with a parachute bag. There is also an RAAF webbing belt and pistol holster with a Flare gun, and ammunition pouch. Vietnam Veterans would remember the RAAF Caribou and Heuy Helicopter on display. The video slide projection shows some 1800 photos from WW1 to today’s modern air force.
Box Hill RSL is proud to present this special exhibition of the RAAF, in particular those veterans who are members of this RSL and who have served in the many conflicts this exhibition covers, in particular “Bomber Command”.
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RAAF Exhibition comes to Box Hill RSL
Vietnam Veterans of the Box Hill Sub-Branch and Members of Box Hill RSL can be extremely proud of the end result of the newly completed Vietnam Gallery. The original concept was opened by Anna Burke, our local Member of Parliament, some (3) years ago. It was decided by the President and Committee at an RSL Committee meeting earlier this year that, like all the Memorabilia within the RSL, it should be upgraded.
Having spent some time with the staff late last year of the Australian War Memorial, I had an idea that would enhance the Vietnam Gallery and in particular the RSL. The new “Feature” to the gallery is a 3 meter x 2.4 meter enlarged photo of 1 RAR marching through a Rubber Plantation in single file in 1965, with the four VC recipients highlighted. They are W011 Wheatley VC, MAJ P.I. Badcoe, VC (Post), W011 R.S. Simpson, VC, DCM and W011. K. Payne VC, (who by the way is a current Honorary Member of the Vietnam Veterans Box Hill Sub-Branch). The new area also consists of the Vietnam Murals that were once in the Bistro area. As you now come out of the lift on the 1st Floor, these murals are directly in front of you, and along the passage to the deck area are various photos of the Vietnam conflict, in particular a few photos of the “Huey” Helicopter which were synonymous with all the Vietnam troops. They were also used for air support and for medical evacuations. One of these main photos is an oil painting of the famous “Battle of Long Tan” signed by, Maj.Harry Smith MC Company Commander, and D Coy 6 RAR-August 1966. Lt. Francis A. Roberts MID Troop Commander 3 Troop 1 APC Squadron – August 1966 and Bruce Fletcher, First official War Artist, Battle of Long Tan artist.
This Vietnam Gallery is the only permanent display of any one particular conflict within Box Hill RSL, and as many of us are aware, the war lasted for some (10) years in which Australian troops were involved. It is a fitting tribute to all our Vietnam Veterans who fought there, and I encourage all members and the general public who visit our RSL, to take time out and view this historic piece of history.
Brian Tateson.(Memorabilia Box Hill RSL)
New Vietnam Gallery
TREV’S COLUMNTHE TRIVIA QUESTION The ANSWER to the December question was: The first cook in the new kitchen at Nelson Road was Faye Bowers who was the mother of the then Manager Maureen Fulton. An interesting point was she always used tinned peas and they came out grey on the plate.
This month’s question is: Who was the butcher who had a shop in Whitehorse Road Balwyn and supplied the meat trays for the Friday night raffles. He delivered them to the Club and sometimes members had to pick them up. Parking was a nightmare as the shop was opposite Woolworths.
RENOVATIONS TO THE UPTON LOUNGE AND THE SPORTS BAR The dance floor has been resurfaced. New carpet is to be laid in both the Upton Lounge and the Sports Bar. New flooring is to be laid in the Sports Bar and the Kitchenette. New cupboards are being installed in the Kitchenette and a new dishwasher is to replace the existing slow one.
HOLDEN BARINA CAR The winner of the car was Henry White who is one of the Appeals
Officers for Balwyn Sub-Branch. Well done Henry. The Holden Barina is worth over $16,000.00 on the road.
BEER PRICES Due to the annual Government Excise increase in February we will have to look at our beer prices soon. Members will be advised when Committee makes a decision but we will still be cheaper than surrounding venues.
LIFE SUBSCRIBERS Please be advised that ANZAC House is not accepting any new applications for Life Subscribers. Those Members who are already Life Subscribers are OK.
MEMBERSHIP CARDS Don’t forget to swipe your membership card at either of the kiosks when you enter the Club and also tender your card when you make any purchase within the Club. You then become eligible for any of the giveaways that the Club provides.
FUNNY MONEY The “Funny Money” promotion is back in February. See promotional fliers around the Club for details.
Trevor Symes Vice President
Elections 2014 CommitteeNominations will be open on Thursday 6th February, 2014 and close on Friday 21st February, 2014
FOR THE POSITIONS OF
• PRESIDENT• SECRETARY• SERVICE/AFFILIATE MEMBERS X 2
Please note – to nominate for the positions of President and Secretary the applicant must have served on the Committee for a minimum of 12 months.
For further information please contact the Secretary Gail Robertson JP during office hours.
Women’s AuxiliaryHello Ladies.
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and New Year break, now back to business.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all at our first meeting.
We finished 2013 on a really nice note all enjoying our chat and chew; there was plenty of both going on. I need to thank everyone who brought a plate as we had a lovely morning tea spread.
December 5th was our Xmas lunch. Thanks to the chef and staff of the club, we all enjoyed a lovely meal. The entertainment for the day was organized by Ray Jones. His choice in music was fantastic and apparently the machine used to play this on was a gift from his family, so thanks to them as well as Ray. For those who don’t know, Ray received Volunteer of the year along with 2 other recipients
for 2013. This is a great personal achievement. We were also treated to a visit from Santa – so thanks to our ever happy Santa – Jim another great job.
The Christmas Raffle was drawn and congratulations to the following people:
Again thanks to everyone who sold tickets in the raffle and the ladies for the hardwork in getting the stocking organized.
2013 saw quite a few of us have our ups and downs so hope 2014 brings much better things.
Looking forward to our first meeting Monday 24th February.
Monday February 24th
Monday March 24th
Monday April 28th
Wednesday March 10th
Wednesday April 9th
Wednesday May 14th
Till then take care and keep cool
Joan ClarkeHonorary President
MEMBERSHIP FEES – 2014Membership fees for 2014 can now be paid . To assist our staff can you avoid paying your fee between the lunch hours of 12 noon and 1.30pm.
Service members $40 Affiliate members $40 Social members $40 Second members $10 Community members $2
IN ORDER TO WIN THE LADIES’ SINGLES BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIP, A FEMALE BOWLER HAS TO WIN 25 POINTS. EACH PLAYER HAS FOUR BOWLS EACH AND THEY TRY TO GET THEIR BOWLS CLOSEST TO THE ‘JACK’ (THE SMALL YELLOW SPHERE) EACH END.
This year, in the contest between Heather Arnel and Glad Frostick on Monday 16th December, it took 34 ends for Glad to eventually win.
The total was see-sawing until the scores were level at 18 all, then Glad gradually pulled away and won. Both contestants provided a skilful game to watch. The dozen or so spectators were hushed as Heather took the lead, then Glad, then Heather … The two women’s greatest supporters; Dennis Arnel and Neville Frostick, were on the edge of their seats. Thank you to both women for the inspirational contest.
Officiating were President Cheryl Frail, the marker, and Ruth Boschma, the umpire.
Glad goes on to represent the club at the regional level in January. All the best, Glad. We are all so proud of you.
Children’s Christmas Party - 2013
Tech Talk - Computer peripheralsThe multi-function device and printers
These days it is common for people to buy one device that can be used as a fax, printer, copier, or scanner.
Be aware, that while it has a small “footprint” i.e., does not take up the desk space that many devices would, if one function fails, then the whole device may become unusable..
While the item itself may be inexpensive, the real cost is in the consumables, paper and ink.
There are, of course, different types of printer, the laser printer being favoured for office use, as it is claimed to have the lowest cost per page. Laser printers use a toner cartridge.
For ink jet printers, Ink cartridges can be expensive while the paper is cheap. Some printers use up to 6 cartridges.
There is no easy way to choose which printer is best for your particular usage. One needs to find some comparative test such as “Choice” magazine to really find out how much each printout will cost. Even then you willonly get approximations.
It will depend whether you print out mainly in black and white or whether you do a lot of colour printing.
There are also many options to choose from when buying a printer; direct computer connection, USB connection, WiFi connection. Again you choose only what is necessary for your use.
Some printers can be directly connected to cameras to print photos.
The multi-function device, as a scanner’s very handy, as it may be used to send a document or photo via computer, or as a stand-alone copier. Some of them can copy your old photo slides.
63 CHILDREN ENJOYED THREE HOURS OF FUN AND GAMES AT BOX HILL RSL IN THE UPTON ROOM AND SMALL CAR-PARK JUST PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS ON SUNDAY 8TH. DECEMBER.
The special facilities made available to the children were two jumping castles, Mr Whippy for free ice-cream and fairy floss, Pirate Bubbles the stilt walker, two face painters, a balloon animal artist and Koby the magician with her animals and magic show. The sandwiches, party pies, sausage rolls, chicken nuggets and chips were enjoyed by all the children.
After Koby the magician had finished entertaining the children “Santa Claus” arrived with his presents and bags of lollies to the cheers of all the children and parents. A great day was had by all.
Arthur Merryweather Hon. Treasurer.
“Going to the Wars”BY MAX HASTINGS
The author, born in England in 1945, after spending a year at Oxford and a failed attempt to become a parachute warrior joined The Evening Standard newspaper with a penchant for war reporting.
A master wordsmith, Max Hastings, or more correctly, Sir Max Hugh Macdonald Hastings - he was knighted in 2002 - has written more than 15 books.
Mostly pertaining to battles or wars , they include “Bomber Command”, “Overlord”, “Victory in Europe”, “ The Korean War”
During his time with the newspaper he covered many skirmishes around the world, including Vietnam, Israel, Africa, Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Rhodesia some 60 countries in all.
In his book “Going to the Wars”, he tells of his tribulations in his attempts to interview soldiers in the front line, officers as well as political leaders, to get their stories and views to the readers of The Standard.
He eventually became editor of the Standard, then the Daily Telegraph.
Of special interest is his account of joining an SAS patrol in the Falklands, where at the ripe old age of 36 he had to prove his fitness to accompany them, as it is a rare privilege for any outsider to go on a mission with the SAS.
Children’s Christmas Party 2013
Box Hill R.S.L. Sub- Branch Inc. trading as Box Hill RSL 26 Nelson Rd, Box Hill 3128 Victoria.
SOMEONE RECENTLY TOLD ME THAT EVERY CUBS NIGHT THAT WE HOLD AT BOX HILL RSL SEEMS TO BE THE SAME. WELL, I HAVE TO TELL EVERYONE THAT EACH “CUBS NIGHT” IS DIFFERENT FROM THE LAST IN MANY WAYS. IT ALWAYS GIVES JOCK, COLIN AND ME GREAT SATISFACTION TO TALK TO THESE GROUPS, AND AT THE END OF THE NIGHT WE COMPARE IT TO THE PREVIOUS NIGHTS THAT WE HAVE HELD FOR OTHER GROUPS.
This last “Cubs Night” in early November was no exception. In fact the night started off with their leader, Adam Lawson who is an Afghanistan Veteran, having served his tour of duty in the RAAF, giving support from the air to all the ground troops. He told us of his time in Afghanistan, and you could see that he has instilled many of the ANZAC attributes to his Warrandyte Cubs Pack. This crew were not the usual; they seemed to know everything that was thrown up to them regarding Australia’s Defence Force. They even had Colin Holt on the back foot, when he commenced his usual Morse code introduction. Jock McCormick introduced the evening with a completely different feel to it. Being “Remembrance” week he told all the story of the “Poppy” and again, most of the thirty plus cubs, and with some ten parents looking on all Jock’s questions were answered with great knowledge and enthusiasm.
Again and as usual the group were split into two groups, Jock leading one and myself leading the other. After showing them our memorabilia collection, I could not get over the amount of questions they had.
I am aware that in the past I have mentioned that a particular Cubs Group is the best we have had. Well this group were certainly not the same as any other and this one would have to be one of the best, especially to be lead by an Afghanistan Veteran.
Brian Tateson. (Memorabilia Box Hill RSL)
Helping a local organisationA small part of our Welfare Program revolves around the money we receive from the machine in the gaming room that dispenses tea and coffee. Members obtain their particular beverage by inserting 20 cents into the machine and pressing the appropriate button.
The total value of these 20 cent pieces for 2013 was $2,727.28. Each year the Committee in its wisdom allocates a local organisation (charitable) to receive what is collected. The organisation selected for 2013 was the Eastern Emergency Relief Network. This organisation commenced its welfare work in 1995 with one of its “founding fathers” being Keith Rooney, who also is a member of our Sub-Branch. The Network is a voluntary run organisation and is a worthy recipient of our cheque.
Pictured above – our President, Tony Bowden handing over the cheque to the Secretary of the Eastern Emergency Relief Network, Ray Freeman