Although it may be a few weeks until the festive season begins, the RAAF Base Amberley Christmas Treat team has already started wrapping gifts.
Christmas Treats are traditionally held at RAAF Bases around the country in December to thank families for their support throughout the year. More than 1700 Defence personnel and their families are expected to attend Amberley's 2019 Christmas Treat.
Outgoing Executive Officer No. 23 Squadron (23SQN) , Squadron Leader (SQNLDR) Alex Smith, said he he had been busy passing on the tricks of the trade to his replacement SQNLDR Luke Headley, and had roped in Warrant Officer Michael McDonnell on his first day on the job as Squadron Warrant Officer.
“The team here at Amberley has managed to wrap about 750 gifts so far but there is still so much fun to be had,” SQNLDR Smith said.
“2019’s event is set to be a cracker with so many children of all different ages coming along.
“We love this event as it really is a way for us to thank and acknowledge the efforts of all the personnel and their families.”