Topic: 816 Squadron

Australia’s ‘Fighting Felines’ combine

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron.

When a Seahawk helicopter and its team of aircrew and maintainers from 816 Squadron joined the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth for training at sea, it was a perfect marriage of traditions, mascots and mottos.

816 Squadron take V8 Supercar fans by surprise

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

An 816 Squadron Seahawk helicopter draws a big crowd at the SKYCITY Triple Crown, V8 Supercars event at Hidden Valley raceway, 14-16 June 2013. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

An 816 Squadron Seahawk helicopter draws a big crowd at the SKYCITY Triple Crown, V8 Supercars event at Hidden Valley raceway, 14-16 June 2013.

Motor sport aficionados are used to seeing fast cars and even faster aircraft at the SKYCITY Triple Crown V8 Supercars event in Darwin, but this year, one of the Navy's Seahawk helicopters has taken centre stage at the premier motor sport event.