Baby boom for new Squadron

Published on LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Location(s): Jacksonville, Florida

Topic(s): 725 Squadron

A thorn amongst roses - Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost, with Squadron mums and new additions to the family. (photo: LEUT Flowerdew)
A thorn amongst roses - Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost, with Squadron mums and new additions to the family.

NUSQN 725 continues to grow in Jacksonville, Florida, but this time it’s not the arrival of new sailors, it’s a baby boom! Five new babies have joined the 725 SQN family and according to the Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, this represents a baby for every month the NUSQN has been formed.

“If we keep this rate up, we’ll return home with more US passports than Australian!” joked CMDR Frost.

“We’re in a unique situation here with the Squadron forming in the US. It has certainly brought us all closer together and the entire Squadron celebrates the arrival of a newborn.”

“Bringing our child into the world has been an amazing experience although could have been really difficult being so far from home, but the support from the Squadron network has been tremendous for new families like ourselves”, said proud new mother Vanessa Talbot, wife of LCDR Peter Talbot.

CMDR Frost said he was very happy for the new mums and dads and was looking forward to seeing some of the new kids maintaining and flying the Romeo helicopter in 18 years.