Topic: 808 Squadron
The deployable nature of maritime aviation is ever-evolving, with its assets required in areas as diverse as the back of a ship, embarked on a C-17 or land-based.
Shoalhaven Mayor, Councillor Amanda Findley got a ‘birdies’ eye view of the devastation caused by the recent bushfires when she joined 808 Squadron in an MRH-90 helicopter to conduct a fodder drop for wildlife whose primary food sources had been depleted.
When Lieutenant Commander Nick Grimmer first came to the Royal Australian Navy’s 808 Squadron on a three-year exchange from the Royal Navy, he was more attuned to searching for submarines than searching for people cut-off from raging bushfires.
Members of the Royal Australian Navy have showcased their maritime skills to civilian employers of Navy reservists from across Australia this week, as Exercise Navy Boss Lift 2019 got underway in Sydney.
This year, teams from Navy establishments HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell were joined by members of 808 Squadron, along with 60 teams from the local community in the Shoalhaven Relay For Life.
Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm, Captain Peter Ashworth presented Aircrewman wings to Leading Seaman (LS) Daniel Atkins, Able Seaman (AB) Corey Mumberson and AB Brendan Raychaudhuri on Friday 27 July 2018.
A group of 14 sailors has experienced the rush of working beneath 14,000 kilograms of hovering helicopter on the deck of a moving warship.
Navy’s first ever female helicopter pilot has conducted an aircraft school visit with a difference.
While many personnel are enjoying well-earned family time over the Christmas/New Year period, some members of 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross will be on alert as the Operational Readiness Squadron for this period.
Preparing for an exercise scenario in New Zealand quickly became a real life disaster relief effort for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules as a result of an active volcano.