1940 to present

australia 808 Squadron

Fleet Air Arm (RAN)

808 Naval Air Squadron

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

Twelve More MH-60R Seahawks for Australia

21-Sep-22 - 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 #Seahawks
Australia Assists Fiji after Cyclone Yasa

Australia Assists Fiji after Cyclone Yasa

25-Jan-21 - 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 #CycloneYasa
Australian Army Training with Navy MRH90

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

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.


2011-    NowraYSNW

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Years Models
2013/23 MRH90 Taipan

808 Squadron List of helicopters

C/N VersionBuiltIn this Org In 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 +
1345 mrh90 A40-042 : 27jul17 as 808 Sqn /Poseidon 42 in Canberra with "Army" titles
Australian Army A40-042
mrh90 A40-043 043 : TAUA43

  808 Squadron Operations

Dates Operation
2013-dec2013-dec RP Typhoon Haiyan relief operations
2013-oct-042013-oct-05 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013
2013-jul-152013-aug-06 Talisman Saber 2013

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