Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)
The Royal Australian Navy in Darwin knows too well the devastation of a cyclone. In the early hours of Christmas Day in 1974, Cyclone Tracy ripped HMAS Arrow from her mooring in Darwin Harbour and dashed the patrol boat against Stokes Hill Wharf. Two sailors were killed.
Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Unknown (photographer)
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.
Published on by LEUT Alan Clarke (author and photographer)
With Anzac class frigates having recently completed their Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrades, the Fast-Frigate Helicopter Support Team’s mission of supporting crews and vessels during the program will be coming to a close in December.