Topic: 808 Squadron

Navy’s royal birds in flight

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before the departure from Victoria Barracks, Sydney, in a MRH90 helicopter to visit the 2013 bushfire affected residents in the town of Winmalee in the Blue Mountains. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before the departure from Victoria Barracks, Sydney, in a MRH90 helicopter to visit the 2013 bushfire affected residents in the town of Winmalee in the Blue Mountains.

Aircrew from the Royal Australian Navy’s 808 Squadron had the privilege of transporting royalty today, when they flew the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from Sydney to the Blue Mountains in a Navy MRH-90 helicopter.

Taipans free to enter Goolwa

Published on by LCDR Dom Cooper (author), CPL David Gibbs (photographer)

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC CS RANR (right) inspects 808 Squadron along with the mayor of Alexandrina Kym McHugh (in suit) and guard commander LEUT Colin McLeod (left). (photo: CPL David Gibbs)

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC CS RANR (right) inspects 808 Squadron along with the mayor of Alexandrina Kym McHugh (in suit) and guard commander LEUT Colin McLeod (left).

Fifty-four members of 808 Squadron exercised their right to freedom of entry to Goolwa, South Australia over the weekend, carrying on a 26 year association of the Fleet Air Arm with the town.

Navy commissions 808 Squadron

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

808 Squadron members parade in front of MRH90 Taipan Multi-Role Helicopters, during the commissioning held at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

808 Squadron members parade in front of MRH90 Taipan Multi-Role Helicopters, during the commissioning held at HMAS Albatross.

The Navy’s newest Squadron - 808 - was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm on 11 July, in a traditional ceremony at HMAS Albatross.

Australian Navy leading the world with MRH-90 helicopter introduction at sea

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

Australian MRH-90 Taipan helicopters operating at sea. (photo: Unknown)

Australian MRH-90 Taipan helicopters operating at sea.

The Royal Australian Navy is leading the world in bringing the new MRH-90 ‘Taipan’ Multi-Role Helicopter into service at sea.

Being ‘tip of the sword’ a family tradition for 808 Squadron XO

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Executive Officer 808 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper RAN, holds the ceremonial sword used for the commissioning of 808 Squadron. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Executive Officer 808 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper RAN, holds the ceremonial sword used for the commissioning of 808 Squadron.

When 808 Squadron Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper drew his ceremonial sword and took his place as Parade Commander for the commissioning of Navy’s newest squadron at HMAS Albatross this morning, he carried on a family tradition dating back more than a century.