Sub Branch Executive

The Sub Branch meet each month on a Sunday afternoon or Thursday evening at the Windsor RSL.  Dates and times can be found on the Events Page.

President - Dave Hadfield (0499 995 971)

Served 10 years with the Royal Engineers, in the UK, Germany and the Falklands.  On leaving the Army he spent 15 years with the British Police in his home county of Kent.  Since arriving here he has worked within the FMCG industry and most recently as the Nation Operations Manager for an Independent Vending Association.  He is now retired spending his time playing Golf and Bowls.

Vice President - Col Richards (0409 138 007)

Signed on as an Engine Fitter Apprentice in Jan 1982 on number 36 Apprentice Intake, 1984 posted to 481 Sqn and then 77 Sqn on Mirage and Hornet fighters at RAAF Williamtown.  1989 posted to 486 Sqn at RAAF Richmond on C130 Hercules and then B707 air to air refuellers.  Discharged from the permanent air force in May 1995 and transferred to 22 Sqn reserve until 2005 at the rank of Flight Sergeant.  1995 joined the NSW Police Force (Class 262) completing 18 years 10 months as a sworn police officer at Penrith, Blacktown, Fairfield, Anti-Theft Squad, Surveillance Branch and Aviation Support Branch (POLAIR), resigning at the rank of Senior Sergeant in 2014.  In 2014 became a Senior Airworthiness Inspector with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) until September 2021. Currently employed full time as the Engineering Training Manager for CareFlight Limited at Bankstown Airport.  I enjoy 4WD’ing with the Toyota Land Cruiser Club and motorcycling with mates, looking forward to retiring on the 7th of September 2028 to travel Australia.

Vice President - Ian "Blue" Macgregor (0410 103 317)

Joined the RAAF in 1974 and graduated in 1976 from 28 Radio Apprentice Course at Laverton, Victoria. Completed postings at Richmond, NSW, as a Radio Technician at 2 Aircraft Depot and 486 Maintenance Squadron. Retrained as a Flight Engineer in 1982 and enjoyed postings to 36 Squadron (C-130H Hercules) and 33 Squadron (Boeing 707) followed by Flight Simulator acquisition projects before completing 32 years full time service. Upon transferring to the RAAF Reserves, spent 13 years as an Australian Public Servant working in Flight Simulator through life support. A total of 18 RAAF Reserve years spent supporting Boeing 707 and C-130 Hercules training at Richmond.

Hon Secretary - Leon Walker (0439 727 768)

Registered for National service in January 1967. At that time I was a Technician In Training with the Post Master General’s Department and also serving in the Citizens Military Forces 1965 to 1967, Serving with Signal Corps, 130 Sig Squadron (Air Support) at Mosman NSW.  Transferred to the Infantry Corps, 12 Platoon D Company 17 RNSWR at Orange NSW

At that stage I was prepared to serve five years with the CMF as an alternative to two years full time National Service, however my work situation with the PMG, moving between Sydney and country locations, made it difficult for me to maintain commitments with the CMF. I eventually sought a discharge from the CMF which took effect as from 1st Jul 1967.

I was now back in the running for full time National Service and subsequently undertook the medical on 29th February 1968. On 5th April 1968 I was advised that “you have been found to meet the standards required and therefore fit for service and that, in the normal course of events, you will be required to commence your National Service with the Army”. My call-up notice arrived on 18th April 1968 advising me to report to the Army Training Depot, Addison Rd Marrickville on 1st May 1968. This call up was again deferred on 23rd April 1968 until my training with the PMG had been completed in December 1969.

Enlisted 28th January 1970


· 1 Recruit Training Battalion at Kapooka NSW

· 1 Signal Regiment Ingleburn NSW

· 5 Signal Regiment Dundas NSW

· School of Signals Watsonia VIC

Discharged 15th November 1971

Hon Treasurer - Dave Ingram (0423 797 870)

Served 20 years in the US Air Force primarily as a KC-135 Navigator. Spent most of those years in various posting across the US with multiple deployments to Europe and the Middle East. Assigned to RAAF Richmond as Commander of the USAF Detachment in 1998. On posting, decided that Australia should be our retirement home. Spent the next few years working as a training development contractor with the RAAF. Currently, the President of Windsor RSL Club and Far Western Metropolitan District Council of RSL NSW.