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  • australia 725 Squadron

    Fleet Air Arm (RAN)

    725 Naval Air Squadron

    1958 to present    


    Originally formed as a Royal Navy unit between Aug 1943 and Dec 1945. Reformed as a RAN unit on 13 Jan 1958 at Nowra as a fixed wing Fleet Requirements and Communications unit, it became an ASW training unit in May 1959, before disbanding into 724 Squadron in May 1961.
    Reformed on 1 Nov 1962 at Nowra, this time as a rotary wing anti-submarine squadron with Wessex HAS.31. It shadowed and supported 817 Squadron during much of this period. It disbanded on 27 Dec 1975.

    On December 2012 was announced 725 Squadron will be reactivated to train crews for the new MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. 816 Squadron will transition from the S-70-B2 Seahawk to the MH-60R as the operational unit.
    Took delivery of 2 MH-60R from Lockheed Martin at NAS Jacksonville in late 2013, with 2 more in Feb 2014.
    On October 2014 hits 1,000 training flight hours in the MH-60R Seahawk. The milestone was achieved during an exercise with a Peruvian Navy Type 209 submarine. 725 Squadron scheduled to return home from US Naval Station Jacksonville Florida next December.

    Officially commissioned with the MH-60R on June 11, 2015 at Nowra. First "Australian-made" students graduated on October 2015

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    News of 725 Squadron

    All-Female Crew for Australian Seahawk, 25-Jan-21 : #women An all-female flight crew for a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter In an Australian first

    24th and Final MH-60R Seahawk to Australia, 28-Jul-16 : The 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk was delivery to the Royal Australian Navy. The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program was started in June 2011 to replace the S-70B2

    Australian Navy Trained MH-60R Crews Graduate, 25-May-16 : Royal Australian Navy 725 Squadron graduated trainees of the first MH-60R Seahawk Basic Operational Flight Training course

    First Australian MH-60R Aircrew Graduates, 13-Oct-15 : Royal Australian Navy training unit 725 Squadron completed first aircrew courses for the MH-60R Seahawk "ROMEO" helicopter

    Australian MH-60R First Operational Embarking, 03-Jul-15 : Royal Australian Navy HMAS Perth receives a MH-60R Seahawk (coded Gauntlet flight) on deck as the first ever frigate to embark the aircraft operationally for upcoming Talisman Sabre 2015 exercise

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    70-4029 mh-60r 2013 N48-001: RAN /(9)01 BuNo 168814 f/f Jun13, pictured Stratford, Connecticut, USA
    N48-001: RAN d/d 10dec13
    N48-001: with 725 Squadron at Nowra
    70-4037 mh-60r 2013 N48-002: RAN /(9)02 BuNo 168815 d/d 10dec13
    N48-002: Callsign Gauntlet02
    70-4049 mh-60r 2014 N48-003: RAN /(9)03 BuNo 168816 from Oct14
    N48-003: Feb15 first Romeo embarked. HMAS Perth at Sydney
    70-4058 mh-60r 2014 N48-004: RAN /(9)04 BuNo 168817 from Oct14; pictured
    70-4333 mh-60r 2014 N48-005: RAN /(9)05 BuNo 168818; Oct14 at NAS Jacksonville, FL
    N48-005: on static display at Avalon 2015
    70-4347 mh-60r 2014 N48-006: RAN /(9)06 BuNo 168819
    70-4354 mh-60r 2014 N48-007: RAN /(9)07 BuNo 168820
    N48-007: Nov07 video departing HMNZS Canterbury (L421) during Exercise Mahi Tang+
    70-4360 mh-60r 2014 N48-008: RAN /(9)08 BuNo 168821; Mar16 pictured during ASW exercises with HMAS Rank+
    N48-008: embarked on HMAS Canberra during Open House celebration in Sydney
    N48-008: asg 725Sq re-assembly from transport to UK, via RAAF C-17, at RAF Brize +
    N48-008: In UK to participate in JW 18-1
    70-4364 mh-60r 2015 N48-009: RAN /(9)09 BuNo 168822
    N48-009: Flying Display at Wings Over Illawarra 2017 Callsign Tiger09
    mh-60r 2015 N48-010: RAN /(9)10 BuNo 168823
    mh-60r 2015 N48-011: RAN /(9)11 BuNo 168824
    70-4426 mh-60r 2015 N48-012: RAN /(9)12 BuNo 168825
    N48-012: Callsign Gauntlet12 (GLET)
    N48-012: Callsign Gauntlet12 (GLET)
    N48-012: Callsign TIGER12
    mh-60r 2015 N48-013: RAN /(9)13 BuNo 168826
    N48-013: Callsign Gauntlet13 (GLET)
    70-4438 mh-60r 2015 N48-014: RAN /(9)14 BuNo 168827
    70-4452 mh-60r 2015 N48-015: RAN /(9)15 BuNo 168828
    70-4459 mh-60r 2015 N48-016: RAN /(9)16 BuNo 168829
    70-4462 mh-60r 2016 N48-017: RAN /(9)17 BuNo 168830
    70-4465 mh-60r 2016 N48-018: RAN /(9)18 BuNo 168831
    N48-018: pictured as 816 Sqn Flight 3 asg HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) before Exercise T+
    70-4811 mh-60r 2016 N48-019: RAN /(9)19 BuNo 168832
    N48-019: Callsign Gauntlet19 (GLET)
    70-4814 mh-60r 2016 N48-020: RAN /(9)20 BuNo 168833
    N48-020: Deployment
    N48-020: Callsign Tiger20
    N48-020: Damaged aboard HMAS Warramunga
    N48-020: RAAF Edinburgh Airshow
    N48-020: wearing name “ATHENA”. Embarked onboard HMAS Arunta (FFH 151)
    70-4816 mh-60r 2016 N48-021: RAN /(9)21 BuNo 168834
    N48-021: pictured 816 Sqn Flight 6 at Wagga Wagga Airport.
    70-4818 mh-60r 2016 N48-022: RAN /(9)22 BuNo 168835
    N48-022: Callsign Tiger22
    70-4821 mh-60r 2016 N48-023: RAN /(9)23 BuNo 168836
    70-4825 mh-60r 2016 N48-024: RAN /(9)24 BuNo 168837 from
    N48-024: as 725Sq /Aussie 914 re-assembly from transport to UK, via RAAF C-17, at+
    N48-024: In UK to participate in JW 18-1
    wa200 has.31 1962 N7-200: Built at Yeovil, f/f 9 Aug 62, d/d RAN 4 Sep 62. Initially wore code 880, +
    N7-200: Westland Wessex HAS.31, c/n WA200, f/f 09/08/62; del RAN as Wessex HAS.31,+
    N7-200: took part in relief operations as HS-817/810, from HMAS Melbourne.
    wa201 has.31 1962 N7-201: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA201, f/f:14/08/62; del RAN as N7-201, 881, +
    wa202 has.31 1962 N7-202: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA202, f/f:31/08/62; del RAN as N7-202, 882, +
    N7-202: took part in relief operations as HS-817/812, from HMAS Melbourne.
    - N7-202: to Darwin Aviation Museum as one of the founding exhibits, in Navy colours as N7-202/(8)12. After a ...
    wa203 has.31 1962 N7-203: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA203, f/f:26/09/62; del RAN as N7-203, 883, +
    N7-203: ex HS-816, at RSTT Wagga Wagga, still14 Oct 1998, still Oct 2005.
    N7-203: to FAAM Museum, Nowra
    N7-203: On display at HARS Aviation Museum, Parkes.
    wa204 has.31 1962 N7-204: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA204, f/f:22/10/62; del RAN as N7-204, 884, +
    N7-204: Displayed /14 at Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin by Feb 201+
    wa205 has.31 1962 N7-205: Westland Wessex HAS.31, c/n WA205, f/f 26/10/62; del RAN as N7-205, 885, u+
    wa206 has.31 1962 N7-206: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA206, f/f:15/11/62; del RAN as N7-206, 886, +
    wa207 has.31 1962 N7-207: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA207, f/f:20/11/62; del RAN as N7-207, 887, +
    wa208 has.31 1962 N7-208: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA208, f/f:28/11/62; del RAN as N7-208, 818, 2+
    wa209 has.31 1962 N7-209: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA209, f/f:15/12/62, del RAN as N7-209, 819, 1+
    N7-209: Burnt at Nowra fire dump
    N7-209: Maintenance crew also aboard during the ditching were: LSATA Greg Edwards +
    wa210 has.31 1962 N7-210: Westland Wessex Mk.31, c/n WA210, f/f:20/12/62, del RAN as 820, unk; Withd+
    wa211 has.31 1963 N7-211: Westland Wessex Mk.31A f/f 14jan63; RAN d/d 02dec63 as N7-211 /821; w/o +
    N7-211: 1969 ditching, if my memory serves me correct, there was an naval exercise+
    wa212 has.31 1963 N7-212: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA212, f/f:18/01/63; del RAN as N7-212, 822, 1+
    - N7-212: preserved at Richard Winterburn aircraft museum at Heathcote Vic
    wa213 has.31 1963 N7-213: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA213, f/f:18/02/63; del RAN as N7-213, 823, 0+
    wa214 has.31 1963 N7-214: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA214, f/f:18/02/63; de; RAN as N7-214, 824, +
    - N7-214: Nov17 at Caboolture, QLD stored outside
    wa215 has.31 1963 N7-215: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA215, f/f:07/03/63; del RAN as N7-215, 825, 1+
    N7-215: This aircraft did not crash at night!
    N7-215: I flew out to the rig on 825 with my team (SASR) for a familiarisation of +
    N7-215: Airframe preserved at Schneider Collection, Rupanyup, by Mar 2008
    wa216 has.31 1963 N7-216: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA216, f/f:14/03/63; del RAN as N7-216, 826, 2+
    N7-216: Preserved at Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney by
    N7-216: Still /826 at National Maritime Museum, Oct 2016
    wa217 has.31 1963 N7-217: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA217, f/f:08/04/63; del RAN as N7-217, 827, 2+
    N7-217: On loan to Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra in March 2002, Still present+
    wa218 has.31 1963 N7-218: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA218, f/f:09/04/63; del RAN as N7-218, 828, 2+
    wa219 has.31 1963 N7-219: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA219, f/f:24/04/63; del RAN as N7-219, 829, 0+
    - N7-219: at Dubbo Military Museum, until collection auctioned off in Nov 2006.
    wa220 has.31 1963 N7-220: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA220, f/f:09/05/63; del RAN as N7-220, 830, 2+
    wa221 has.31 1963 N7-221: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA221, f/f:23/05/63; del RAN as N7-221, 831, 2+
    - N7-221: to Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra in Navy colours as N7-221/836.
    wa222 has.31 1963 N7-222: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA222, f/f:21/06/63; del RAN as N7-222, 832, 2+
    N7-222: ex HMAS Success Flt, at RSTT Wagga Wagga, still Oct 2005.
    N7-222: to FAAM Museum, Nowra
    N7-222: On display at HARS Aviation Museum, Albion Park
    wa223 has.31 1963 N7-223: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA223, f/f:22/07/63; del RAN as N7-223, 833, 0+
    wa224 has.31 1963 N7-224: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA224, f/f:06/08/63; del RAN as N7-224, 834, 2+
    N7-224: Preserved at SAAM, Port Adeliade since at least . Still there Mar 2008.
    wa225 has.31 1963 N7-225: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA225, f/f:13/08/63; del RAN as N7-225, 835, 0+
    wa226 has.31 1963 N7-226: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA226, f/f:16/08/63; del RAN as N7-226, 836, 0+
    51 C/N found in this Organisation.


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