Topic: HMAS Adelaide (L01)
As HMAS Adelaide moved towards conclusion of First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland, her 130-strong engineering team had reason to look proudly back at their achievements during the challenging maintenance period that preceded the trials.
Flying helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy is a childhood dream come true for Lieutenant Commander Michael Hardy - he grew up watching Westland Sea King and Douglas A4 Skyhawk aircraft fly overhead from nearby HMAS Albatross.
Mother’s Day is traditionally a day when Petty Officer Marine Technician Jim Schacht and his two kids go out of their way to show wife and mother Amber how much she is loved.
When Seaman Aviation Support Georgia Bronkhorst says she has her mother to thank for being able to serve at sea, she’s not exaggerating.
First of Class Flight Trials on HMAS Adelaide are providing the ship’s Aviation Support team with vital training and the Royal Australian Navy with increased operational capability.
HMAS Adelaide has left its home port in Sydney to conduct First of Class Flight Trials for the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopters off the coast of Queensland.
Growing up in Bunbury, WA, Able Seaman Maritime Personnel Operator Stephanie Hart spent her youth commemorating Anzac Day at a local Dawn Service. For Anzac Day 2020 she was on the opposite side of the country – off the coast of Queensland on board HMAS Adelaide.
Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young’s most enduring Anzac Day memory is putting on his great-grandfather’s service medals and attending the local RSL Dawn Service and march. This year is first time he has been at sea on Anzac Day.
Serving Australia and spending Anzac Day at sea is not something HMAS Adelaide Scientific Officer Lieutenant Intae Park envisaged growing up in Seoul, South Korea.
For Senior Medical Officer Commander Douglas Falconer, Anzac Day this year will be marked at sea in HMAS Adelaide rather than at his local RSL Dawn Service.