Topic: HMAS Albatross

Program guides students looking at a career in naval aviation

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Local high school students who have taken part in the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme with Lieutenant Commander Justin Mangan, Director of Training Authority Aviation Commander Tim Standen, course supervisor Chief Petty Officer Glenn smith and former local students and now midshipmen Dylan Hush and Joel Bulley (back row from left) Victoria Pattie (Shoalhaven High),  Matilda Baard (Shoalhaven High), Joel Longworthy (Nowra High), Jayden Cockley (Bomaderry High), Bailey Hooker (Nowra Anglican College). Front Michael Eccles (Bomaderry High) and Lachlann Conway (Shoalhaven High). (photo: Unknown)

Local high school students who have taken part in the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme with Lieutenant Commander Justin Mangan, Director of Training Authority Aviation Commander Tim Standen, course supervisor Chief Petty Officer Glenn smith and former local students and now midshipmen Dylan Hush and Joel Bulley (back row from left) Victoria Pattie (Shoalhaven High), Matilda Baard (Shoalhaven High), Joel Longworthy (Nowra High), Jayden Cockley (Bomaderry High), Bailey Hooker (Nowra Anglican College). Front Michael Eccles (Bomaderry High) and Lachlann Conway (Shoalhaven High).

Hundreds of students from schools throughout the Shoalhaven visit HMAS Albatross every year to participate in a wide range of vocational programs.

Albatross shines at car show

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People inspect the automotive eye candy at the Albatross Show'n'Shine, held nearby HMAS Albatross in Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

People inspect the automotive eye candy at the Albatross Show'n'Shine, held nearby HMAS Albatross in Nowra.

The HMAS Albatross Show‘n’Shine provides vehicle enthusiasts with a chance to show off their prized cars and bikes in an event which is focused on family fun and raising funds for two charities, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group.

Stonehaven Cup returns to Albatross

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L-R: Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale; HMAS Albatross Ships Warrant Officer David Larter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Gordon Andrew, RAN; and Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Ryan Eatt with the Stonehaven Cup. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

L-R: Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale; HMAS Albatross Ships Warrant Officer David Larter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Gordon Andrew, RAN; and Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Ryan Eatt with the Stonehaven Cup.

The Stonehaven Cup was originally presented to HMAS Albatross in 1929 by John Lawrence Baird, 1st Viscount Shoalhaven, GCMG, DSO, eighth Governor-General of Australia, for an annual competition between Albatross units to develop teamwork, camaraderie and athleticism amongst both Defence and civilian personnel.

Sod turned for new Seahawk Romeo maintenance facility

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L-R: COL Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure; The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence; and Chief of Navy VADM Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

L-R: COL Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure; The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence; and Chief of Navy VADM Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross.

“Today, is very much a history making day,” the Commander of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, told guests at a sod-turning ceremony to officially mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R (Seahawk Romeo) Helicopter Capability facilities at HMAS Albatross yesterday.

HMAS Albatross embraces White Ribbon movement

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Sue Davies, Coordinator YWCA Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Services pins a White Ribbon on Commander Mat Bradley, Executive Officer HMAS Albatross. (photo: Mr Adam Wright)

Sue Davies, Coordinator YWCA Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Services pins a White Ribbon on Commander Mat Bradley, Executive Officer HMAS Albatross.

This week, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention Service program were guest speakers at a morning tea held at HMAS Albatross in support of White Ribbon Day and the campaign to stop violence against women.

Birdies swap wings for wheels in the name of charity

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Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten. (photo: Unknown)

Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten.

Six riders from the Albatross Mountain Bike Club recently took part in one of the most respected and spectacular one day community cycling events in Australia – the annual Multiple Sclerosis Sydney to Gong.

Birdies dodge the rain to remember diggers

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The Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day service at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

The Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day service at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra.

Wet weather meant the HMAS Albatross Remembrance Day ceremony was relocated to the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s World War One exhibition area where the guests were seated alongside a replica of the Sopwith Pup biplane flown by WWI flying ace Captain Robert Alexander Little.

HMAS Albatross proudly parades for inspection

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The Ceremonial Guard march past invited guests during the HMAS Albatross Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

The Ceremonial Guard march past invited guests during the HMAS Albatross Ceremonial Divisions.

The ship’s company of HMAS Albatross paraded for inspection by Reviewing Officer, Rear Admiral Anthony Dalton and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew, in the long-standing tradition of Ceremonial Divisions on Friday 1 November 2013.

Albatross Tours the T

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Runners participating in the HMAS Albatross ‘Tour the T’ reach the ‘T’ in the runways. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Runners participating in the HMAS Albatross ‘Tour the T’ reach the ‘T’ in the runways.

HMAS Albatross personnel took advantage of the rare opportunity to tread the tarmac when the T-shaped airfield runway was closed for the 4th annual ‘Tour the T’ charity fun run.

HMAS Albatross accommodation opens

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(L-R) Plenary Group Project Manager and representative, Phil Dark and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew RAN, cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the Single Leap accommodation buildings, at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Plenary Group Project Manager and representative, Phil Dark and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew RAN, cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the Single Leap accommodation buildings, at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer Captain Gordon Andrew has officially opened the base’s first major residential construction project in over 40 years.