Topic: 816 Squadron

The Green Ghost and Cobra 16 combine

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LCDR Sidney Raper (photographer)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia. (photo: LCDR Sidney Raper)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge platforms have combined, with the air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart embarking an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and standing up an aviation department for the first time for first-of-class flight trials.

The Fighting Stallion has wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

On a glassy East Asian sea, the sight of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopter hovering over the flight deck of a modern warship could easily be used as a recruiting image, highlighting the cutting edge capability of today’s Navy.

Fleet Air Arm’s biggest little fan pitches in to fly the flag

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Six-year-old Eloise Livingston with personnel from 816 Squadron on Australia Day 2019. (photo: Unknown)

Six-year-old Eloise Livingston with personnel from 816 Squadron on Australia Day 2019.

The Navy and Air Force flypasts and aircraft handling displays are a highlight for many people who mark Australia Day around Sydney Harbour.

725SQN pays tribute to family and friends

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michael Grant (author), LCDR Sam Dale (photographer)

One of the MH60R Seahawk static displays at the HMAS Albatross 2018 Families Day. (photo: LCDR Sam Dale)

One of the MH60R Seahawk static displays at the HMAS Albatross 2018 Families Day.

During October, 725 and 816 Squadrons of HMAS Albatross welcomed the family and friends of the establishment’s combined 400 strong workforce through its doors for 2018 Families Day.

HMAS Albatross and 816SQN celebrate 70 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington.

HMAS Albatross, home to Royal Australian Navy aviation, has celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment’s commissioning.

Queen's Baton flies high

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author and photographer), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer), AB Kelly Timbs (photographer)

Captain Fiona Sneath, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, holds the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton before departing on a Royal Australian Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat to commence a leg of the relay across Shoalhaven River, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Captain Fiona Sneath, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, holds the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton before departing on a Royal Australian Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat to commence a leg of the relay across Shoalhaven River, Nowra.

Navy has provided special transport in the form of helicopter and Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat for the Queen’s Baton which is travelling around Australia in readiness for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

 

816 Squadron transports Commonwealth Games baton

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Anthony Savage (centre), Lieutenant Jordan Taylor (left) and Petty Officer Nicholas Lowe (right) will be centre stage for Navy in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay. (photo: Dallas McMaugh)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Anthony Savage (centre), Lieutenant Jordan Taylor (left) and Petty Officer Nicholas Lowe (right) will be centre stage for Navy in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

A MH-60R Romeo helicopter from 816 Squadron is about to play its part in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

Fleet Air Arm farewells magnificent machines

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

The Guard during Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Albatross give a 'General Salute' to mark the withdrawal from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Service of the S-70B-2 Seahawk (Bravo) and the AS350BA Squirrel helicopters. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Guard during Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Albatross give a 'General Salute' to mark the withdrawal from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Service of the S-70B-2 Seahawk (Bravo) and the AS350BA Squirrel helicopters.

The S-70B-2 Bravo Seahawk and AS350BA Squirrel helicopters were formally retired from active service in the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony today at HMAS Albatross.

Bravo retirement a family affair

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

The Craig family, from left, Captain Shane, RAN, Lieutenant Tom, Chief Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Airframes Jamie and Lieutenant Tim in front of an S-70B-2 Seahawk after HMAS Albatross divisions parade for the retirement of the Seahawk and AS-350B Squirrel helicopters. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The Craig family, from left, Captain Shane, RAN, Lieutenant Tom, Chief Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Airframes Jamie and Lieutenant Tim in front of an S-70B-2 Seahawk after HMAS Albatross divisions parade for the retirement of the Seahawk and AS-350B Squirrel helicopters.

The retirement of the S-70B-2, colloquially known as the Bravo, on 1 December was an emotional day for at least four men, over two generations, of the Craig family.

 

Romeo added to destroyer arsenal

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

It was a marriage made in...Fleet Base East recently, when Navy’s most sophisticated helicopter partnered with Navy’s most potent and capable warship.