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Training deployment a career highlight for first time flight crew

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

S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis.

For four members of the Nowra-based 816 Squadron, deploying to sea as part of the flight embarked in the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth will forever be a career highlight.

Canberra an awesome sight for ship’s company

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Mary-Anne Lane (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator (ABCSO) Jayo Stenz, ABCSO Chris Carrick and ABCSO Andrew Johns were part of a group of ship’s company who this week had the opportunity to see their ship for the first time. (photo: Mary-Anne Lane, BAE Systems - Maritime)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator (ABCSO) Jayo Stenz, ABCSO Chris Carrick and ABCSO Andrew Johns were part of a group of ship’s company who this week had the opportunity to see their ship for the first time.

A group of NUSHIP Canberra personnel laid eyes on the ship they will soon call home during their first visit to Williamstown Dockyard in Victoria this week.

Australia’s ‘Fighting Felines’ combine

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron.

When a Seahawk helicopter and its team of aircrew and maintainers from 816 Squadron joined the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth for training at sea, it was a perfect marriage of traditions, mascots and mottos.

HMAS Perth ‘ready for action’

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Officer of the Watch Sub Lieutenant April Betts takes a bearing in the bridge of HMAS Perth. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Officer of the Watch Sub Lieutenant April Betts takes a bearing in the bridge of HMAS Perth.

The upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations.

Engineering Challenge kicks off for Aviation Technicians

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Anthony Wills (author and photographer)

Chief Staff Officer Aviation Engineering, CAPT Daniel Reilly, and contest organiser, WOATA Gerry Eastgate (centre right & left) with the 723 Squadron teams competing in the Engineering Challenge. (photo: WO Anthony Wills)

Chief Staff Officer Aviation Engineering, CAPT Daniel Reilly, and contest organiser, WOATA Gerry Eastgate (centre right & left) with the 723 Squadron teams competing in the Engineering Challenge.

Stage one of the ‘Engineering Challenge’ kicked off for Aviation Technicians this week at the Royal Australian Navy's 723 Squadron.

HMAS Gascoyne sets sails for the South West Pacific

Published on by LEUT Michael Gordon (author)

ABCSO(MW) Jarryd Parsons keeps HMAS Gascoyne on course. (photo: Unknown)

ABCSO(MW) Jarryd Parsons keeps HMAS Gascoyne on course.

HMAS Gascoyne recently departed Sydney for a South West Pacific Deployment and the ship’s company have wasted no time in making the most of their time at sea. The ship will be visiting Port Vila in Vanuatu, Nuku’alofa in Tonga and Noumea in New Caledonia during July and August.

'Tartan Terror' reborn

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward (ABML-S) Brad Collins, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Kelly Timbs and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Carly Bakes show their old and new badges as crew members of HMAS Stuart. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward (ABML-S) Brad Collins, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Kelly Timbs and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Carly Bakes show their old and new badges as crew members of HMAS Stuart.

It was with a sense of pride and achievement that HMAS Stuart longing for home, entered Sydney in procedure Alpha after having been away for two years in extended readiness.

HMAS Choules have their cake and eat it - to celebrate 10th anniversary

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

HMAS Choules ship's company, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Jake Higgins (left) and Able Seaman Cook Keely Finn celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ship's launch in the United Kingdom. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

HMAS Choules ship's company, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Jake Higgins (left) and Able Seaman Cook Keely Finn celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ship's launch in the United Kingdom.

It was a case of ‘having their cake and eating it’ for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules today as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ship’s launch in the United Kingdom on 18th July 2003, the date she was first sent down the slip way.

Change of command at 723 Squadron

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Commander Matthew Shand takes his final flight in a Squirrel helicopter as Commanding Officer of 723 Squadron. Upon coming in for landing, Commander Shand was greeted by two fire trucks firing their water cannons as the aircraft passed. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Matthew Shand takes his final flight in a Squirrel helicopter as Commanding Officer of 723 Squadron. Upon coming in for landing, Commander Shand was greeted by two fire trucks firing their water cannons as the aircraft passed.

On the 27th June, Commander Matthew Shand enjoyed his final flight in a Squirrel helicopter as Commanding Officer of 723 Squadron as part of a stylish but slightly soggy send off.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel get an inside look at USS Blue Ridge

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney before a tour onboard USS Blue Ridge during the ship's visit to Australia. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney before a tour onboard USS Blue Ridge during the ship's visit to Australia.

Fifteen people from NUSHIP Canberra received an up close look at the Command Ship of the United States Navy 7th Fleet, USS Blue Ridge which visited Sydney this week.