CAPT Dowsing Promoted

CAPT Dowsing Promoted

Captain Brett Dowsing in front of a S-70B-2 Seahawk at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. *** Local Caption *** It was both a trip down memory lane and a glimpse into the Fleet Air Arm’s future when 816 Squadron Executive Officer LCDR Justin Hardiman conducted Captain Brett Dowsing on a tour of the Squadron’s hangar and facilities. Captain Dowsing, who is retiring after a varied and exciting 47 years in the Royal Australian Navy, counts his time as Commanding Officer of 816 Squadron as one of his many career highlights. He assumed command of 816 in 1992 when the Squadron was recommissioned with the Sikorsky Seahawk helicopters. Captain Dowsing was impressed with 816 Squadron’s state of the art facilities and what they mean for the future of the Fleet Air Arm.

Captain Brett Dowsing in front of a S-70B-2 Seahawk at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. 

We are pleased to advise that Captain Brett Dowsing RANR, a member of the WA Division of the Fleet Air Arm Association, has just been promoted to the substantive rank of Commodore effective from mid May 2017. 

His position on appointment will be as Senior Officer Western Australia, a non-operational position for representation and liaison between State Government, Industry, Academia, Service and ADF/Defence Canberra.  We expect to see much of him in the news and local affairs of the State. 

The Fleet Air Arm Association extends its warmest congratulations to Brett on his appointment.