Topic: 808 Squadron
While many personnel are enjoying well-earned family time over the Christmas/New Year period, some members of 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross will be on alert as the Operational Readiness Squadron for this period.
Preparing for an exercise scenario in New Zealand quickly became a real life disaster relief effort for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules as a result of an active volcano.
Multi-role helicopter support to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet has been enhanced by trials recently completed off the east coast of Australia.
Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women, showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.