Topic: 723 Squadron
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.
Crew members from HMAS Huon and 723 Squadron practice personnel transfers during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.
Huon has tested a critical piece of mine countermeasures equipment and practiced helicopter operations as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.
Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Nicole Otte and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Adam Kohler from 723 Squadron working on their team's aviation challenge during the 2016 Engineering Challenge Competition held at HMAS Cerberus in Victoria.
Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Adam Kohler has been named the HMAS
Albatross Sailor of the Year for 2016.
Officer in Charge of Navy's Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU), Commander David Hutchinson, in front of a MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo' at 725 Squadron.
The Royal Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit has a busy 2017 planned, with seven first of class flight trials scheduled before September.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (right) presents the Governor's Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN (left). Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Mardi Longford (centre) was present as the junior member of HMAS Albatross' Ship's Company.
Captain Simon Bateman was no stranger to HMAS
Albatross when he assumed command in December 2013, but as he hands over command, he reflects on the changes achieved throughout his tenure.