The first of two Seahawk Romeo Helicopters from 816 Squadron at HMAS Albatross have headed to Scotland to take part in a training exercise.
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The first MH-60R helicopter was loaded aboard a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 aircraft on Thursday afternoon.
The second helo will also be loaded aboard another C-17 on Sunday before heading overseas.
Thirty personnel from HMAS Albatross will accompany the helos to Scotland for the training exercise with other nations from around the world.
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The aircraft and crews will be deployed for four weeks and it will be the first time the RAN will undertake an exercise with the Royal Navy on land, rather than at sea.
Twenty squadron members left on Thursday, with the remaining 10 due to leave with the second helicopter on Sunday.
It will take the crews four days to complete their journey to Scotland, with numerous stops along the way.
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