On This Day
On This Day - 2000-2019
- August 11, 2014
At 11:52am a fire, thought to be caused by a ‘blow through’ during welding activities, broke out in HMAS Bundaberg while she was on the hardstand at Aluminium Boats Australia Pty Ltd in Brisbane for refit. The fire quickly took hold spreading throughout the boat. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services brought the blaze under control at around 15:44pm but by that time, the damage to the boat was extensive
- December 12, 2013
First two MH-60R accepted into NU SQDN 725 at NAS Jacksonville USA
- December 7, 2013
End of operation RENDER SAFE, an annual, Australian-led operation to help remove the explosive remnants of World War II (WWII) from the South West Pacific during which HMAS Labuan II was deployed and during which some 10,000 pieces of unexploded ordnance were located and either destroyed or made safe.
- July 11, 2013
808 Squadron was recommissioned at HMAS Albatross to fly the MRH-90 Taipan
- December 12, 2012
HMAS Balikpapan, along with her sister ship HMAS Betano, decommissioned in Darwin
- December 11, 2012
HMAS Wewak decommissioned
- July 22, 2012
HMAS Anzac (III) deployed to the Middle East region for Operation SLIPPER.
- December 16, 2011
817 squadron decommissioned and last Sea Kings withdrawn from RAN service
- December 13, 2011
HMAS Choules commissioned into the RAN. The ship originally entered service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary on 28 November 2006 as RFA Largs Bay (L3006)
- November 25, 2011
HMAS Kanimbla II decommissioned.