Topic: HMAS Albatross

Birdies swap wings for wheels in the name of charity

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten. (photo: Unknown)

Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten.

Six riders from the Albatross Mountain Bike Club recently took part in one of the most respected and spectacular one day community cycling events in Australia – the annual Multiple Sclerosis Sydney to Gong.

Birdies dodge the rain to remember diggers

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

The Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day service at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

The Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day service at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra.

Wet weather meant the HMAS Albatross Remembrance Day ceremony was relocated to the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s World War One exhibition area where the guests were seated alongside a replica of the Sopwith Pup biplane flown by WWI flying ace Captain Robert Alexander Little.

HMAS Albatross proudly parades for inspection

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The Ceremonial Guard march past invited guests during the HMAS Albatross Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

The Ceremonial Guard march past invited guests during the HMAS Albatross Ceremonial Divisions.

The ship’s company of HMAS Albatross paraded for inspection by Reviewing Officer, Rear Admiral Anthony Dalton and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew, in the long-standing tradition of Ceremonial Divisions on Friday 1 November 2013.

Albatross Tours the T

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Runners participating in the HMAS Albatross ‘Tour the T’ reach the ‘T’ in the runways. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Runners participating in the HMAS Albatross ‘Tour the T’ reach the ‘T’ in the runways.

HMAS Albatross personnel took advantage of the rare opportunity to tread the tarmac when the T-shaped airfield runway was closed for the 4th annual ‘Tour the T’ charity fun run.

HMAS Albatross accommodation opens

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

(L-R) Plenary Group Project Manager and representative, Phil Dark and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew RAN, cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the Single Leap accommodation buildings, at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Plenary Group Project Manager and representative, Phil Dark and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew RAN, cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the Single Leap accommodation buildings, at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer Captain Gordon Andrew has officially opened the base’s first major residential construction project in over 40 years.

HMAS Albatross provides local bushfire support

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

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts.

Naval Air Station Nowra, HMAS Albatross, is providing support to a range of emergency services aircraft working to suppress a bushfire burning within remote country 30 kilometres inland from Ulladulla.

Albatross officer takes out 'Boss of the Year'

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

(L-R) CO Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre, LCDR Darren Nasato and XO HMAS Albatross, CMDR Mat Bradley, show off their certificates from the Shoalhaven 'Boss of the Year', which seeks out and celebrates the best bosses across the Shoalhaven. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) CO Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre, LCDR Darren Nasato and XO HMAS Albatross, CMDR Mat Bradley, show off their certificates from the Shoalhaven 'Boss of the Year', which seeks out and celebrates the best bosses across the Shoalhaven.

In the hotly contested Defence category, Lieutenant Commander Darren Nasato, Commanding Officer of the Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre was awarded the Shoalhaven ‘Boss of the Year’ title this year.

New Entry Officers rise to the challenge

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Dean Ryan (photographer)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra. (photo: MIDN Dean Ryan)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra.

Officer training is an adventure for some, but not often do trainees get to participate in an adventure race during course.

Albatross Demons demonstrate award winning style

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Patrick Fahy (photographer)

The Albatross Demons (from HMAS Albatross) pose for a photograph after taking out the NSW South Coast AFL Championships. (photo: Mr Patrick Fahy)

The Albatross Demons (from HMAS Albatross) pose for a photograph after taking out the NSW South Coast AFL Championships.

The Albatross Demons AFL team took out the South Coast New South Wales Reserve Grade Grand Final when they beat the competition favourites, the Port Kembla Blacks, on the weekend.

Heartwarming thanks for Albatross Anzac efforts

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Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM  Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 Anzac Day ceremony. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 Anzac Day ceremony.

HMAS Albatross has extensive Anzac Day commitments throughout the Shoalhaven every year and in 2013, the base provided 25 catafalque parties and 250 personnel for services stretching from the coastal towns of Kiama to Ulladulla, and as far west as Holbrook.