816 Squadron Transports Commonwealth Games Baton

A MH-60R Romeo helicopter from 816 Squadron is about to play its part in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay. For the Kiama to Shoalhaven leg, Navy personnel will use two forms of transport and take responsibity for delivering the baton to its next bearer. The 3,800 Australian baton bearers will travel by foot, train, bicycle, horse, tram, dragon boat and, in Navy’s case, helicopter and Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat. Commanding Officer of 816 Squadron, Commander Anthony Savage, Lieutenant Jordan Taylor, and Petty Officer Nicholas Lowe are the…

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Historic helicopter captured for Memorial

With the retirement of the Australian Navy’s Seahawk Bravo S-70B-2 helicopter from service scheduled for 1 December, aircraft 872 (fondly known as ‘Christine’) will be taking up a new home at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. In the lead up to her big move the Memorial Senior Curator, Stephanie Boyle, visited HMAS Albatross to interview personnel who had a close association with both Christine and the Seahawk Bravo. The interviews will contribute to the Memorial’s extensive Oral History Collection and a broad mix of participation and perspectives were sought.…

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