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  • australia 808 Squadron

    Fleet Air Arm (RAN)

    808 Naval Air Squadron

    1940 to present    


    808 Squadron Fleet Air Arm (RAN)

    Formed as a Royal Navy unit in July 1940 and eventually disbanded on return from the Far East in Dec 1945.

    Reformed as a Royal Australian Navy unit on 25 Apr 1950, disbanding again at Nowra on 1 Dec 1958.
    On July 11, 2013 was officially reactivated with the MRH90 Taipan at HMAS Albatross (Nowra)

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    Twelve More MH-60R Seahawks for Australia, 21-Sep-22 : #Seahawks As part of SEA 9100 Phase 1 (Improved Embarked Logistics Support Helicopter Capability), the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive 12 new Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks helicopters in 2025/2026 to replace the MRH90

    Australia Assists Fiji after Cyclone Yasa, 25-Jan-21 : #CycloneYasa Royal Australian Navy (RAN) MRH-90 Taipan helicopters from HMAS Adelaide delivered humanitarian aid supplies to Fijian communities that had been cut off by the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa

    Australian Army Training with Navy MRH90, 05-Jun-15 : Royal Australian Navy s MRH90 helicopter from 808 Squadron has recently supported their Army colleagues from 8 Brigade during training serials at Singleton Barracks.

    Australia 808 Squadron reactivated with MRH-90, 11-Jul-13 : The Navy’s newest Squadron - 808 - was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm on 11 July, in a traditional ceremony at HMAS Albatross.


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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    1108 mrh90 A40-006 : pictured (pic2) in personnel transfers to submarine
    : on display at Avalon 2017
    1160 mrh90 2011 A40-009 : 1190/TAUA09, for 808 Sqn
    1187 mrh90 A40-011 : 1196/TAUA11; Feb11 RAN 808Sqn
    Australian Army A40-011
    1189 mrh90 A40-013 : 1189/TAUA13; Feb13 RAN 808Sqn
    Australian Army A40-013
    1200 mrh90 A40-017 : 1200/TAUA17; 2013 808sq
    1202 mrh90 A40-019 : 1202/TAUA19; 2014 808sq
    1235 mrh90 A40-021 : 1235/TAUA21; 2014 808sq
    1236 mrh90 A40-022 : 1236/TAUA22; 2013 808sq
    1254 mrh90 A40-025 : 1254/TAUA25; 2014 808sq
    Australian Army A40-025
    1255 mrh90 A40-026 : 1255/TAUA26; 2014 808sq
    mrh90 A40-028 : TAUA28; 2014 asg 808 Sqn
    Australian Army A40-028
    mrh90 A40-029 : ?/TAUA29, RAN 808 Squadron; 09jul15 pictured (pic1) on USS Ashland (LSD 48+
    : asg HMAS Adelaide (LHD-1) pictured (pic2) doing VERTREP on USNS Charles Dr+
    1270 mrh90 A40-030 : 1270/TAUA30; RAN; 05jun15 with 808 Sqn at Singleton, NSW
    : pictured in Fiji with HMAS Canberra (LHD 02) for relief operations after +
    mrh90 A40-042 : 27jul17 as 808 Sqn /Poseidon 42 in Canberra with "Army" titles
    Australian Army A40-042
    mrh90 A40-043 043 : TAUA43


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    04-oct-1305-oct-13 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013
    15-jul-1306-aug-13 Talisman Saber 2013

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