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Visit and sea day - HMA Ships Albatross and Parramatta

29 November 2016 to 1 December 2016

On 29 November 2016 the Tribunal visited HMAS Albatross and the Fleet Air Arm and were briefed on Navy aviation capabilities and operations.

Visits to 808 and 725 Squadrons provided a deeper understanding of the officer aviation structure and training continuum within Navy in regard to Matter 5 of 2016 -  Officer Aviation Pay Structure.

A sea-ride in HMAS Parramatta on 30 November provided an opportunity to gain and understanding of the capability, challenges and roles of major fleet units at sea and, in particular, a chance to meet with Maritime Logistics - Support Operations sailors at sea to witness their roles prior to consideration of Matter 10 of 2016 - Navy: Maritime Logistics Support Operations.

On 1 December 2016 the Tribunal visited HMAS Creswell and attended the graduation parade for New Entry Officers Course 55.