Topic: HMAS Albatross
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.
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.
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.
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 Commanding Officer Captain Gordon Andrew has officially opened the base’s first major residential construction project in over 40 years.
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.
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.
Officer training is an adventure for some, but not often do trainees get to participate in an adventure race during course.
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.
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.