Topic: 808 Squadron

A right Royal visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) speaks with the ship's company of Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) speaks with the ship's company of Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart.

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York had an important message for the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy during a recent visit to Australia.

Helicopter weathers trial period

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HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90. (photo: ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne)

HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90.

Multi-role helicopter support to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet has been enhanced by trials recently completed off the east coast of Australia. 

Young women set to soar

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Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area.   (photo: Unknown)

Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area.

Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women, showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area. 

Royal Australian Navy supports NSW Kids in Need

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need.

Members of the public got a ‘backstage’ pass to amphibious giant, HMAS Canberra as part of the New South Wales Kids in Need fundraising event, the World’s Largest Open House recently.

Fleet Air Arm showcases Wings

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Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017. (photo: LEUT Andrew Herring)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017.

The aircraft, capabilities and people of the Fleet Air Arm were in full flight before a 30,000 strong crowd at Illawarra Regional Airport near Wollongong, New South Wales for Wings Over Illawarra on 6-7 May.

The familial ties that bind

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel MacQueen is reunited with his father Denis MacQueen, on HMAS Choules alongside Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel MacQueen is reunited with his father Denis MacQueen, on HMAS Choules alongside Hobart.

A visit to Hobart by an Australian warship was enough to bring a former Tasmanian lobster fisherman to tears - reflecting on the service of his two sons in the Royal Australian Navy.

MRH-90 carries her share of the load

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Amphibious assault ship USS America provides an impressive backdrop as HMAS Canberra's embarked MRH-90 helicopter prepares to lift a load off the deck of underway replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Amphibious assault ship USS America provides an impressive backdrop as HMAS Canberra's embarked MRH-90 helicopter prepares to lift a load off the deck of underway replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock.

The first Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) by an Australian MRH-90 helicopter to a United States Navy warship has been carried out off the coast of Hawaii.

A new phase awaits for 808

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

Squadron flies high

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(Front L-R) Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents the McNicholl trophy, to 808 Squadron which is accepted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Adrian Capner, RAN.

Since 1968, the prestigious McNicoll Trophy has been awarded annually to the Royal Australian Navy helicopter squadron which has excelled in all aspects of aviation operations, safety, reliability and unit level training.

808 first birthday

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commanding Officer 808 Squadron Commander Adrian Capner and the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Bradley Hickey, cut the 808 Squadron's first birthday cake during the squadron's birthday celebrations. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Commanding Officer 808 Squadron Commander Adrian Capner and the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Bradley Hickey, cut the 808 Squadron's first birthday cake during the squadron's birthday celebrations.

On 11 July 2013 808 Squadron and the MRH-90 ‘Taipan’ Multi-Role Helicopter were inducted into the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm with the words: “The commissioning of 808 Squadron is a significant milestone for the Navy as we formally welcome into service a new generation maritime support helicopter that not only replaces the retired Sea Kings, but delivers new capabilities and a capacity to meet emerging requirements in the future.”