Topic: HMAS Albatross

Passing of the gauntlet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

725 Squadron Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

725 Squadron Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals.

The Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Air Arm has had a changing of the guard with 725 Squadron welcoming a new Commanding Officer in early December.

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.

Fleet Air Arm Commander leaves his mark

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Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: LS Sarah Williams)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

There was no need of car or driver to transport Commodore Vince Di Pietro to his recent change of command ceremony at the home of Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Nowra.

Remembering Operation DESERT STORM

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author)

Warrant Officer Fred Campbell with Mr Rick Meehan (Nowra RSL secretary, retired Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft)and organiser of the evening) and Lord Mayor of Shoalhaven city, Joanna Gash at the 25th Anniversary of the first Gulf War Commemorative Dinner at Nowra.  (photo: unknown)

Warrant Officer Fred Campbell with Mr Rick Meehan (Nowra RSL secretary, retired Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft)and organiser of the evening) and Lord Mayor of Shoalhaven city, Joanna Gash at the 25th Anniversary of the first Gulf War Commemorative Dinner at Nowra.

Navy has continued to honour its heritage and the contribution of serving members, with a memorial dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the start of the first Gulf War.


Thinking together for life changes

Published on by Mrs Emily Thomas (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Warrant Officer Shane Rosetto and his wife, Una, believe the transition back to civilian life is a family affair.

EC-135 aircrew training in Germany

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The aircrew are the initial cadre of instructors and were in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities. (photo: Unknown)

The aircrew are the initial cadre of instructors and were in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities.

Three instructors (two pilots and one aircrew) have spent the last two months at Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, in Germany, training on the Australian Defence Force’s newest aircraft, the EC-135.

Aircrew ready to soar

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(L-R) Aircrewman Basic Rotary Course 09 graduates, Leading Seaman (LS) Sean Byrne, LS Dan Hannah, Able Seaman Paul Buckley and LS Gavin Brown, with (Centre) Warrant Officer Navy, WO Martin Holzberger, AM, CSC, during the Aircrewman Basic Rotary course 09 graduation.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Aircrewman Basic Rotary Course 09 graduates, Leading Seaman (LS) Sean Byrne, LS Dan Hannah, Able Seaman Paul Buckley and LS Gavin Brown, with (Centre) Warrant Officer Navy, WO Martin Holzberger, AM, CSC, during the Aircrewman Basic Rotary course 09 graduation.

Deputy Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, Captain Shane Craig, had the honour of formally welcoming four new members to the world of Navy aviation on 29 October.

Chinooks commence Canberra trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Nathan Robb (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay.

The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit along with C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment has conducted a ‘quick look’ trial of the CH-47D Chinook onboard the Navy’s Flag Ship, HMAS Canberra. The trials were conducted over a week with preliminary work being conducted at HMAS Albatross and the flying trials conducted at sea on 20-21 October 2015.

First Australian made Romeo aircrew graduate

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Graduating from the Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course was LCDR Eugene Cleary and LEUT’s Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter.  Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course. (photo: Unknown)

Graduating from the Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course was LCDR Eugene Cleary and LEUT’s Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter. Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course.

The Royal Australian Navy’s, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter capability continues to grow with the recent graduation of the first 'Australian-made' aircrew students.

Indonesian cadets get 'Aussie' experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(3rd left) Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to five visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an exchange program. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(3rd left) Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to five visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an exchange program.

A group of Indonesian cadets has had a true Australian experience during a two-week visit to Australia recently.