Topic: HMAS Albatross

Commander Australian Fleet visits Fleet Air Arm

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Pup Elliott (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC, RAN speaks with Commander Alan Moore during a tour of 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: Mr Pup Elliott)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC, RAN speaks with Commander Alan Moore during a tour of 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

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.

Aviation operations get real on NUSHIP Canberra

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with an MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with an MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.

Navy Cadets leader recognised with commendation

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, presents Lieutenant John Huisman with a Commendation during a visit to Training Ship Shoalhaven.  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, presents Lieutenant John Huisman with a Commendation during a visit to Training Ship Shoalhaven.

Commanding Officer of Training Ship Shoalhaven, Lieutenant John Huisman has received a commendation for 16 years of work mentoring hundreds of Australian Navy Cadets.

Navy takes it on the nose for kids

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Diamantina come together on the forecastle to celebrate red nose day alongside HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The crew of HMAS Diamantina come together on the forecastle to celebrate red nose day alongside HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

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.

RAAF Air Commander gets a taste of Navy aviation

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Air Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Melvin Hupfeld DSC, front centre, with members of 816 Squadron and one of the Squadron's Seahawk helicopters. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Air Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Melvin Hupfeld DSC, front centre, with members of 816 Squadron and one of the Squadron's Seahawk helicopters.

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.

New leash on life for Albatross Dog Squad

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

From left, Able Seaman Kathleen Clifford, Able Seaman Terren Bennett, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, RAN, Petty Officer Olivia Usback, Able Seaman Christine Stone and Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington with their beloved dogs at HMAS Albatross. These Royal Australian Navy members will be taking part in the Million Paws Walk, a fundraiser run by the RSPCA. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

From left, Able Seaman Kathleen Clifford, Able Seaman Terren Bennett, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, RAN, Petty Officer Olivia Usback, Able Seaman Christine Stone and Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington with their beloved dogs at HMAS Albatross. These Royal Australian Navy members will be taking part in the Million Paws Walk, a fundraiser run by the RSPCA.

The Albatross Dog Squad recently reformed in preparation for the most important event on the RSPCA calendar, the Million Paws Walk.

Farewell the King

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra en route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra en route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom.

Shoalhaven residents had a last glimpse of 817 Squadron’s fleet of Sea King helicopters as the aircraft made their final journey from HMAS Albatross, on what was a suitably sombre, grey and rainy day.

Navy locked up for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Mathew Bradley, RAN, Acting Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross with his wife, Trish Bradley, participating in the PCYC’s annual fundraiser Time4Kids. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Mathew Bradley, RAN, Acting Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross with his wife, Trish Bradley, participating in the PCYC’s annual fundraiser Time4Kids.

Royal Australian Navy personnel in the Shoalhaven have a close working relationship with the region’s emergency services, and are regularly called on to assist in a range of critical situations including search and rescue operations, bushfires and floods. The latest call for assistance was of a very different nature, and while having some very serious aims, involved a large component of fun.

Buoyant spirits not dampened by wet weather

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPO Carl Stewart (photographer)

The 723 and 808 Squadron teams for the Shoalhaven Relay For Life 2014. (photo: CPO Carl Stewart)

The 723 and 808 Squadron teams for the Shoalhaven Relay For Life 2014.

Torrential rain over the Shoalhaven in the days leading up to the Relay for Life meant the event had to be relocated at the last minute and the format had to be reduced. But while the rain played havoc with the logistics, it did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the 1300 participants who raised more than $174,000 for the Cancer Council.

‘Shark 02’ remembered

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Family and friends come together to mark the ninth anniversary of the loss of nine ADF personnel who lost their lives when Sea King Shark 02 crashed during a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in April 2005. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Family and friends come together to mark the ninth anniversary of the loss of nine ADF personnel who lost their lives when Sea King Shark 02 crashed during a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in April 2005.

A memorial rededication service held at HMAS Albatross today marked the ninth anniversary of the loss of the Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’, which crashed in 2005 while supporting a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias. Nine Australian Defence Force personnel were killed in the crash.