Topic: 808 Squadron

Innovative Navy aviator builds new model for deployable capability

Published on by CPO Chris Marsh (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

Able Seaman Zacharie Wright-Hansen, right, last year at the Sea Power Conference with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, centre, and Seaman Rosemaree Scarpino. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forester)

Able Seaman Zacharie Wright-Hansen, right, last year at the Sea Power Conference with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, centre, and Seaman Rosemaree Scarpino.

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.

Navy helicopter crew helps to sustain wildlife as burnt-out bush regenerates

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Bradley Thomas of 808 Squadron dropping carrots from an MRH-90 helicopter to feed local wildlife in the fire ravaged Moreton National Park near HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Bradley Thomas of 808 Squadron dropping carrots from an MRH-90 helicopter to feed local wildlife in the fire ravaged Moreton National Park near HMAS Albatross, NSW.

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.

Royal Navy aviator supports ADF’s bushfire efforts

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOA Brett Kennedy (photographer), POIS Helen Frank (photographer), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Commander Nick Grimmer, RN, in an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Maritime Support Helicopter over the Grose Valley bushfire in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. (photo: CPOA Brett Kennedy)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Commander Nick Grimmer, RN, in an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Maritime Support Helicopter over the Grose Valley bushfire in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW.

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.

Navy Boss Lift a hit

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), Ms Robin Hooper (photographer)

Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: Ms Robin Hooper)

Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW.

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.

Relay runners pass the trident to save lives

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

HMA Ships Albatross and Creswell after completing the annual Relay For Life, at Nowra Showgrounds.  (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

HMA Ships Albatross and Creswell after completing the annual Relay For Life, at Nowra Showgrounds.

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.

HMAS Albatross welcomes Navy’s latest graduate Aviators

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, left, with graduates of Aircrewman Rotary Course 15, Leading Seaman Daniel Atkins, Able Seaman Brendan Raychaudhuri and Able Seaman Corey Mumberson, at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, left, with graduates of Aircrewman Rotary Course 15, Leading Seaman Daniel Atkins, Able Seaman Brendan Raychaudhuri and Able Seaman Corey Mumberson, at HMAS Albatross.

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.

Aviation sailors lash Poseidon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Aviation Support trainees prepare for HMAS Adelaide's embarked MRH90 helicopter, Poseidon 29, to land on the ship's flight deck. (photo: ABET Jarrod Mulvihill)

Aviation Support trainees prepare for HMAS Adelaide's embarked MRH90 helicopter, Poseidon 29, to land on the ship's flight deck.

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.

School visit a family affair

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Unknown (photographer)

MRH-90 Taipan pilot Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston with her husband Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston (left), daughter Hannah and son Alasdair (right) join students at Milton Public School during a visit by 808 Squadron of HMAS Albatross. (photo: )

MRH-90 Taipan pilot Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston with her husband Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston (left), daughter Hannah and son Alasdair (right) join students at Milton Public School during a visit by 808 Squadron of HMAS Albatross.

Navy’s first ever female helicopter pilot has conducted an aircraft school visit with a difference.

 

Ready to support the disaster season

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

MRH90 pilot Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod says members of 808 Squadron are ready to respond at short notice over the Christmas and New Year period. (photo: )

MRH90 pilot Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod says members of 808 Squadron are ready to respond at short notice over the Christmas and New Year period.

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.

Choules proves assistance prowess again

Published on by CAPT Jesse Robilliard (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Choules is seen alongside in Port Vila, Vanuatu, at the completion of Operation VANUATU ASSIST 2017. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Choules is seen alongside in Port Vila, Vanuatu, at the completion of Operation VANUATU ASSIST 2017.

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.