Topic: 808 Squadron

The familial ties that bind

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel MacQueen is reunited with his father Denis MacQueen, on HMAS Choules alongside Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel MacQueen is reunited with his father Denis MacQueen, on HMAS Choules alongside Hobart.

A visit to Hobart by an Australian warship was enough to bring a former Tasmanian lobster fisherman to tears – reflecting on the service of his two sons in the Royal Australian Navy.

Aviation trials on track throughout Fleet

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

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. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

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.

Bye, bye Birdie

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (author)

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. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

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.

MRH-90 carries her share of the load

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Amphibious assault ship USS America provides an impressive backdrop as HMAS Canberra's embarked MRH-90 helicopter prepares to lift a load off the deck of underway replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Amphibious assault ship USS America provides an impressive backdrop as HMAS Canberra's embarked MRH-90 helicopter prepares to lift a load off the deck of underway replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock.

The first Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) by an Australian MRH-90 helicopter to a United States Navy warship has been carried out off the coast of Hawaii.

A new phase awaits for 808

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

Squadron flies high

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN.

Since 1968, the prestigious McNicoll Trophy has been awarded annually to the Royal Australian Navy helicopter squadron which has excelled in all aspects of aviation operations, safety, reliability and unit level training.

Navy commissions 808 Squadron

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

808 Squadron members parade in front of MRH90 Taipan Multi-Role Helicopters, during the commissioning held at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

808 Squadron members parade in front of MRH90 Taipan Multi-Role Helicopters, during the commissioning held at HMAS Albatross.

The Navy’s newest Squadron - 808 - was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm on 11 July, in a traditional ceremony at HMAS Albatross.

Australian Navy leading the world with MRH90 helicopter introduction at sea

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

Australian MRH90 Taipan helicopters operating at sea. (photo: Unknown)

Australian MRH90 Taipan helicopters operating at sea.

The Royal Australian Navy is leading the world in bringing the new MRH90 ‘Taipan’ Multi-Role Helicopter into service at sea.

Being ‘tip of the sword’ a family tradition for 808 Squadron XO

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Executive Officer 808 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper RAN, holds the ceremonial sword used for the commissioning of 808 Squadron. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Executive Officer 808 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper RAN, holds the ceremonial sword used for the commissioning of 808 Squadron.

When 808 Squadron Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper drew his ceremonial sword and took his place as Parade Commander for the commissioning of Navy’s newest squadron at HMAS Albatross this morning, he carried on a family tradition dating back more than a century.