Topic: HMAS Albatross

Stonehaven Cup returns to Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

L-R: Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale; HMAS Albatross Ships Warrant Officer David Larter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Gordon Andrew, RAN; and Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Ryan Eatt with the Stonehaven Cup. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

L-R: Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale; HMAS Albatross Ships Warrant Officer David Larter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Gordon Andrew, RAN; and Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Ryan Eatt with the Stonehaven Cup.

The Stonehaven Cup was originally presented to HMAS Albatross in 1929 by John Lawrence Baird, 1st Viscount Shoalhaven, GCMG, DSO, eighth Governor-General of Australia, for an annual competition between Albatross units to develop teamwork, camaraderie and athleticism amongst both Defence and civilian personnel.

Sod turned for new Seahawk Romeo maintenance facility

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L-R: COL Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure; The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence; and Chief of Navy VADM Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

L-R: COL Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure; The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence; and Chief of Navy VADM Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross.

“Today, is very much a history making day,” the Commander of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, told guests at a sod-turning ceremony to officially mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R (Seahawk Romeo) Helicopter Capability facilities at HMAS Albatross yesterday.

HMAS Albatross embraces White Ribbon movement

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Sue Davies, Coordinator YWCA Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Services pins a White Ribbon on Commander Mat Bradley, Executive Officer HMAS Albatross. (photo: Mr Adam Wright)

Sue Davies, Coordinator YWCA Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Services pins a White Ribbon on Commander Mat Bradley, Executive Officer HMAS Albatross.

This week, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention Service program were guest speakers at a morning tea held at HMAS Albatross in support of White Ribbon Day and the campaign to stop violence against women.

Birdies swap wings for wheels in the name of charity

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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

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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

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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

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(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

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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'

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(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.