Topic: HMAS Albatross

Bringing in the Lunar New Year in a Dragon Boat

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

The newly formed ‘Mako Paddle Club’ from HMAS Albatross lines up to compete in a dragon boat race at the 2020 Sydney Lunar New Year Festival regatta at Darling Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

The newly formed ‘Mako Paddle Club’ from HMAS Albatross lines up to compete in a dragon boat race at the 2020 Sydney Lunar New Year Festival regatta at Darling Harbour.

Officially formed in November 2019, the Mako Paddle Club recently participated in its first Australian Dragon Boat Federation regatta, at Darling Harbour, during the Sydney Lunar New Year Festival.

Governor-General visits aerial bushfire responders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), CPOIS Paul Berry (photographer), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley meet personnel from 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross to thank them for assisting in bushfire recovery activities. (photo: Chief Petty Officer Paul Berry)

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley meet personnel from 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross to thank them for assisting in bushfire recovery activities.

During a visit to the Shoalhaven and South Coast regions of NSW, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia recognised the support provided by ADF personnel to emergency services in response to Australia’s bushfire crisis.

Albatross under fire

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Max Bree (author)

Smoke from a nearby fire that threatened HMAS Albatross on New Year’s Eve 2019, burning up to the perimeter fence and grass around the north side of the runway. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Smoke from a nearby fire that threatened HMAS Albatross on New Year’s Eve 2019, burning up to the perimeter fence and grass around the north side of the runway.

For those at HMAS Albatross it might have been hard to miss the irony of fires threatening the base that has helped to fight bushfires for decades, as flames were seen at the western edge of the airfield near Nowra on the NSW south coast.

Fire operations under threat of fire

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN thanks Station Officer Stephen Peacock of Broadspectrum firefighting service at HMAS Albatross for their service during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN thanks Station Officer Stephen Peacock of Broadspectrum firefighting service at HMAS Albatross for their service during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

HMAS Albatross and its resident squadrons have made a significant contribution to the aerial component of the NSW Rural Fire Service’s bushfire operations, but the efforts of the base’s contracted firefighters have been equally important in keeping the Naval Air Station at Albatross in the fight.

Getting work-life balance right at the hub of Navy aviation

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

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Fiona Sneath; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Braedon McGuinness; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Kyle McPherson; and Executive Officer HMAS Albatross Commander David Hutchinson at the opening ceremony of the Sea Monkey Garage. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Fiona Sneath; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Braedon McGuinness; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Kyle McPherson; and Executive Officer HMAS Albatross Commander David Hutchinson at the opening ceremony of the Sea Monkey Garage.

Two exciting new work-life balance initiatives have recently been launched at HMAS Albatross - The Sea Monkey Garage and the Chief Petty Officer Kane Vandenberg Memorial Mountain Bike and Running Trail are already proving popular with members.

Albatross Chaplain tells grandfather’s WWI story at Remembrance Service

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Chaplain Stephen Estherby conducts the Remembrance Day service for HMAS Albatross personnel and students from Nowra Anglican College, at the HMAS Albatross Chapel. (photo: )

Chaplain Stephen Estherby conducts the Remembrance Day service for HMAS Albatross personnel and students from Nowra Anglican College, at the HMAS Albatross Chapel.

One hundred students from Nowra Anglican College attended the annual Remembrance Day service, conducted by Chaplain Stephen Estherby, at the HMAS Albatross chapel this year.

The Tracker has landed

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The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross.

After months of intensive testing and preparation a Grumman Tracker (844) flew, for the first time since 1998, from HMAS Albatross to her new home at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport.

Navy Boss Lift a hit

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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.

Crashex certifies emergency responders as ready

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Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield. (photo: )

Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield.

HMAS Albatross regularly conducts crash exercises, known as a ‘crashex’, around a range of emergency scenarios designed to ensure the ship’s company is ready to handle real incidents when they occur without notice.

Runway run takes off at HMAS Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kayla Jackson (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Participants of the ‘Tour the T’ begin the race at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Participants of the ‘Tour the T’ begin the race at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

More than 200 Navy personnel and Shoalhaven community members have taken to ‘treading the tarmac’ in HMAS Albatross’ 10th annual ‘Tour the T’ to raise more than $1000 for the perpetual charitable fund, Keeping Watch.