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Navy Squirrel Helicopter touches down at Hutchins

Year 12 students Thomas Bester and Timothy Summerfield.

In support of the Australian Defence Force Careers Expo, a Royal Australian Navy Squirrel Helicopter touched down the War Memorial Oval today. The Squirrel Helicopter is operated by 723 Squadron, based in Nowra NSW. Squirrel Helicopters are used predominantly by the Navy as a training helicopter, including preparation of pilots for operational flying and flying observers and aircrewman for their basic utility training. The aircraft also provides training support for ship’s flight deck teams.

The visit by the Navy Squirrel Helicopter is another example of Hutchins students being exposed to career opportunities in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). There are over 250 roles available in the ADF. Twenty Senior School students will also attend the Australian Defence Force Careers Expo to gain an understanding of further career paths in the ADF. Next year, three current Year 12 students will follow their chosen career paths with either the Australian Defence Force Academy, the ADF Gap Year Program or the Tasmanian Police/ADF Military Police pathway.

The Australian Defence Force Careers Expo will be held on 15 and 16 September from 9.00am – 3.00pm at Princess Wharf No 1, Castray Esplanade, Hobart.

Photographed is Year 12 student Tom Bester who is following a Tasmanian Police and ADF military police pathway and Tim Summerfield who has been accepted into the ADF Gap Year Program.

To learn more about the opportunities we provide for boys to become their best, contact our Enrolments Assistant, submit an online Enquiry form or phone 03 6221 4236. We encourage you to book a tour with our Registrar as this is the best way to see our School in action. Read more…