On This Day
On This Day - 2000-2019
- May 27, 2011
HMAS Manoora II decommissioned
- May 19, 2011
HMAS Toowoomba II departed Australia for the Middle East region under Operation SLIPPER. HMAS Toowoomba II was Navy’s 50th individual ship deployment to the Middle East region since 1990
- January 28, 2011
808 Squadron recommissioned into the Fleet Air Arm at Nowra to fly the MRH-90 Taipan
- October 4, 2009
HMAS Canberra II was scuttled in 28 metres of water off Ocean Grove, Victoria to create an artificial reef and diving site.
- June 9, 2009
HMAS Toowoomba II departed for the Middle East region. Toowoomba’s deployment was the Navy’s 45th individual ship deployment to the Middle East region since 1990
- May 17, 2009
Whilst transiting the ‘Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor’ in the Gulf of Aden, HMA Ships Sydney IV and Ballarat II came to the assistance of a merchant vessel, MV Dubai Princess, which was under attack from pirates in two small skiffs.
- June 23, 2008
805 Squadron decommissioned at NAS Nowra after the Super Sea Sprite program was cancelled in March 2008
- February 22, 2008
The Armidale class patrol boat HMAS GLENELG was commissioned at Port Adelaide, South Australia.
- January 19, 2008
HMAS Adelaide II decommissioned
- December 18, 2007
The first two MRH-90 Taipan were accepted into service in Brisbane