The Pine Rivers And Sandgate Branch Headquarters

Yvonne_ChapmanThe headquarters for the Pine Rivers and Sandgate Branch is situated in Tarakan House, 1/3 Ogg Road, Murrumba Downs, 4503, (just 22 kms. north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway).

The building was officially opened on 17 January 2004 by the former Mayor Yvonne Chapman, (pictured on the right) Pine Rivers Shire Council. (Note: The Pine Rivers Shire Council became part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council on 15/3/2008).

The Pine Rivers Branch hold their meetings in the Air Marshall Sir Richard Williams, (KBE, CB, DSO), Room. The room houses a collection of RAAF uni-
forms, many interesting RAAF and war-related photographs, wall posters, personal collections, a library and memorabilia dedicated to the 548-549 Squadrons and to the Air Cadet Squadrons. Sandgate Branch formally amalgamated with Pine Rivers Branch on 26th November 2016.

Meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month at 9am (except January and June). The June meeting is held on the second Sunday at 9.00am. AGM’s are held in March.

Visitors are always welcome and a morning tea follows the meeting. For more information see Membership

Aims Of The Pine Rivers And Sandgate Branch

  • To provide support and friendship
  • To provide information on current welfare issues
  • To provide social activities for the members
  • To provide the history of the RAAF
  • To provide donations for charities, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • To provide support for the Air Cadet Squadrons

There are over 80 members of the Pine Rivers Branch who participate in many activities which in- clude attending local Memorial services, fund raising and providing assistance for the local Air Cadets.

The members meet for a monthly Birthday morning tea at Tarakan House.

For more information, see Activities

Immediate Past President
Mr. Michael Hyde

Past President
Mr. Bert Baker OAM

Interim Treasurer
Mr. Ross Brady