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28/08/2003 MECC 255/03
Defence Media Release




WHAT: Family and friends will welcome home HMAS SYDNEY’s Helicopter Flight to 816 Squadron at HMAS ALBATROSS.


WHEN: Thursday 28 August 2003

The aircraft is due to land at approximately 1.00pm

Media should arrive no later than 12:45pm


WHERE: HMAS ALBATROSS. Media will be required to sign in at the main gate, and will be escorted from that point.


WHO: Five of the Flight members will be onboard the Seahawk when it returns home.


HMAS SYDNEY Flight will return to 816 Squadron at HMAS ALBATROSS after five months absence on Operation Catalyst, the ADF contribution to the rehabilitation and stabilisation of Iraq.

The Flight consists of one Seahawk helicopter, four aircrew and ten aircraft maintainers, led by LCDR Shane Craig.

The crew are looking forward to spending some well deserved time with family and friends.




For further details and to register your attendance please contact:

Mrs Beverley Clarke at HMAS ALBATROSS on (02) 4424 1823



Issued by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946
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