Topic: HMAS Albatross

And the winner is...Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, right, presents the  Governor's Cup to Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN, left. Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Mardi Longford, centre, was present as the junior member of HMAS Albatross' ship's company. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, right, presents the Governor's Cup to Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN, left. Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Mardi Longford, centre, was present as the junior member of HMAS Albatross' ship's company.

HMAS Albatross has been recognised as Navy’s best performing shore establishment during 2015, receiving the Governor’s Cup.

New home for Fleet Air Arm Headquarters

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, cuts the ribbon across the main entrance to the new headquarters building for the Fleet Air Arm, marking its offical opening.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, cuts the ribbon across the main entrance to the new headquarters building for the Fleet Air Arm, marking its offical opening.

For the first time in the 70-year history of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, headquarters staff will be based in a purpose-designed building.

Liftoff nears for state-of-the-art helicopter training facility

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Construction of a multi-million-dollar helicopter training facility that will ensure Navy and Army aircrews remain at the cutting edge of military aviation achieved a milestone this month.

New-look canteen for Albatross

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 Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening.

HMAS Albatross is sporting a first-class recreational and meeting space with the opening of the Navy Canteens facility in the newly constructed base support precinct.

Passing of the gauntlet

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725 Squadron Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

725 Squadron Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals.

The Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Air Arm has had a changing of the guard with 725 Squadron welcoming a new Commanding Officer in early December.

A new phase awaits for 808

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(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

Fleet Air Arm Commander leaves his mark

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Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: LS Sarah Williams)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

There was no need of car or driver to transport Commodore Vince Di Pietro to his recent change of command ceremony at the home of Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Nowra.

Thinking together for life changes

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Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Warrant Officer Shane Rosetto and his wife, Una, believe the transition back to civilian life is a family affair.

EC-135 aircrew training in Germany

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The aircrew are the initial cadre of instructors and were in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities. (photo: Unknown)

The aircrew are the initial cadre of instructors and were in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities.

Three instructors (two pilots and one aircrew) have spent the last two months at Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, in Germany, training on the Australian Defence Force’s newest aircraft, the EC-135.

Aircrew ready to soar

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(L-R) Aircrewman Basic Rotary Course 09 graduates, Leading Seaman (LS) Sean Byrne, LS Dan Hannah, Able Seaman Paul Buckley and LS Gavin Brown, with (Centre) Warrant Officer Navy, WO Martin Holzberger, AM, CSC, during the Aircrewman Basic Rotary course 09 graduation.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Aircrewman Basic Rotary Course 09 graduates, Leading Seaman (LS) Sean Byrne, LS Dan Hannah, Able Seaman Paul Buckley and LS Gavin Brown, with (Centre) Warrant Officer Navy, WO Martin Holzberger, AM, CSC, during the Aircrewman Basic Rotary course 09 graduation.

Deputy Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, Captain Shane Craig, had the honour of formally welcoming four new members to the world of Navy aviation on 29 October.