Topic: HMAS Albatross
Hundreds of students from schools throughout the Shoalhaven visit HMAS Albatross every year to participate in a wide range of vocational programs.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Commanding Officer Captain Gordon Andrew has officially opened the base’s first major residential construction project in over 40 years.