Topic: 816 Squadron

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.

 

Innovation empowers safety culture

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

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross.

In November, HMAS Albatross will play host to the final of a series of forums designed to harness the creativity of Navy aviation personnel.

Royal Australian Navy supports NSW Kids in Need

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need.

Members of the public got a ‘backstage’ pass to amphibious giant, HMAS Canberra as part of the New South Wales Kids in Need fundraising event, the World’s Largest Open House recently.

Fleet Air Arm showcases Wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author and photographer)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017. (photo: LEUT Andrew Herring)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017.

The aircraft, capabilities and people of the Fleet Air Arm were in full flight before a 30,000 strong crowd at Illawarra Regional Airport near Wollongong, New South Wales for Wings Over Illawarra on 6-7 May.

Skeletor retires after sterling service

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author and photographer)

Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East.

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter 'Skeletor' has flown its last operational flight after a career logging 6,200 airframe hours and spanning more than 28 years of service.

Technical training takes a bow

Published on by LEUT Daniel Vale (author)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course. (photo: Unknown)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course.

A pioneering training program is drawing to a close with the last class of Australian Navy-trained Seahawk Bravo aviation technicians graduating.