Topic: HMAS Albatross
A group of Indonesian cadets has had a true Australian experience during a two-week visit to Australia recently, visiting training establishments including HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell, in the New South Wales Shoalhaven region.
A major step towards delivering a comprehensive helicopter training system for the Australian Defence Force occurred on 12 September with the commencement of a $157 million construction project at HMAS Albatross and Jervis Bay Airfield.
More than 200 people took advantage of the rare opportunity to tread the tarmac when the T-shaped HMAS Albatross airfield was closed for the fifth annual ‘Tour the T’ charity fun run in early December.
It was a day dedicated to celebrating Navy’s traditions and heritage at HMAS Albatross, when more than 700 personnel formed up for Ceremonial Divisions and inspection by Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, and Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Simon Bateman.
Lieutenant Kevin King joined the Royal Australian Navy Reserve as a Maritime Trade Operations Officer in May 2011. The Maritime Trade Operations provide the Australian Defence Force link to the commercial maritime industry that enables the protection of seaborne trade.
Just days into his new appointment as Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer made his first official visit to HMAS Albatross, Nowra, where he addressed members of the Command team and toured the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm Squadrons.
After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.
Commanding Officer of Training Ship Shoalhaven, Lieutenant John Huisman has received a commendation for 16 years of work mentoring hundreds of Australian Navy Cadets.
A warship and two of Navy’s operational helicopters have been given a red nose makeover in support of Red Nose Day being held nationally today.
Visits to 816 and 723 Squadrons, a flight in a Squirrel helicopter, simulator experience in flying a Seahawk and an anti-submarine warfare demonstration were all part of the busy itinerary that Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, recently put together for Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld.