COMFAA, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, made a memorable address at the Centenary of Naval Aviation Dinner at the FAA Museum on 20 May 2017. It can be heard here. The link to hear the Chief of Navy, VADM Tim Barrett, can be found on that same page, in which he talks about the recent problem with LHD propulsion systems as well as the Centenary […]
News & Views
The ACT Division is holding a Winery Tour on Sunday 9th July 17 to visit wineries in the Murrumbateman area for members and their partner / guest. One or two minibuses will be available to take personnel on the tour, the cost of the buses will be subsidised by the association.
There is a $5.00 per person charge at most of the […]
In August 2016 the FAAAA was asked to post the following advice from the Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn:
“A recent review into the death of a serving member by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force concluded that the member’s cancer was in all likelihood caused by exposure to respirable asbestos fibres, petroleum, petroleum by-products, toxins or a combination […]
Each year since 2003 the NSW Premier has hosted a reception at Government House to thank veterans for their service in the Korean War. This year the reception will be held on 22 July 2017.
It is a wonderful opportunity for veterans to come together, to reflect on the bonds of mateship that held them together during the war, and of […]
THE HON DAN TEHAN MP
MINISTER FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL
MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
MINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER FOR CYBER SECURITY
MINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER FOR THE CENTENARY OF ANZAC
INQUIRY INTO MILITARY HONOURS
Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan has asked for an investigation into the issue of unit recognition for service with the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam (the RANHFV), and […]
On 02 May 2017 the Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal released its report in regard to awards granted to the then SBLTs Michael PERROTT, Robert KYLE, and Andrew PERRY for the actions they were involved in whilst serving with the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam in the period 1969-1970.
The Tribunal’s recommendations are as follows:
SBLT Michael Perrott. The decision by the Chief of Navy […]
China Launches First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier
April 26, 2017 by Reuters
Original article here.
China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is seen during its launching ceremony in Dalian, Liaoning province, China, April 26, 2017. REUTERS/StringerxBy Michael Martina BEIJING, April 26 (Reuters) – China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in […]
Deputy Chief of Navy – On the Record
Published on 25 April 2017 RADM Michael Noonan (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer). Navy Daily.
HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East
Deputy Chief of Navy has responded to an article in the Daily Telegraph about maintenance and operability of the Canberra class amphibious ships.
The article by Mr Matthew Benns in the Daily Telegraph, “What a ship fight” […]
MARITIME & ANTISUB
20 APRIL 2017
By: Amelia McMahon
Dutch defence and shipbuilding company Damen Shipyards Group has announced the successful completion of sea trials of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) new Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore.
Following on from the final vessel handover, Damen said MV Sycamore will perform diverse training and support duties for the RAN.
In addition to the more […]
March 2017. The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis MP, recently visited HMAS Albatross to receive briefings on the $157 million development of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS), and improvements to 816 Squadron at HMAS Albatross.
As part of the new Helicopter Aircrew Training System HATS will provide streamlined initial pilot training […]