Topic: Recruit School

Don't mind the Gap Year

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Navy’s 'try before you buy' program provided experiences a lifetime which are now the basis for a career in electronic warfare for one sailor.

 

‘Eyes and ears’ determined and ready to shine

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The lure of an adventurous and an unrivalled career was enough motivation for a recruit to ‘pull out all the stops’ before heading to HMAS Cerberus for the 11 weeks of Recruit School.

 

Reveille for service and sacrifice

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Brenton Knight is training to be a Combat Systems Operator at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Brenton Knight is training to be a Combat Systems Operator at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Historically, bugles sounded to command the crew of warships, and in this case, the echoes signalled an inspiration to join the Royal Australian Navy.

 

Female recruits lead the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Proud families and friends attended the graduation Parade of General Entry 349 Emms Divisions which for the first time in Navy’s history consisted of more women than men. 

Sailing through a year of experiences

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kathryn Sykes (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Gap Year - Navy participant, Seaman Sinead Prewett conducts her sea training phase onboard HMAS Adelaide.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

Australian Defence Force Gap Year - Navy participant, Seaman Sinead Prewett conducts her sea training phase onboard HMAS Adelaide.

A number of Navy sailors are having the time of their lives this year in a ‘try before you buy’ scheme allowing young Australians to experience life in uniform.

At the coalface of Recruit training

Published on by LS Luke Masterson (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Recruit Instructors, Leading Seamen Luke Masterson (left) and Nicholas Pearce at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.  (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Recruit Instructors, Leading Seamen Luke Masterson (left) and Nicholas Pearce at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Leading Seaman Recruit Instructor (LSRI) is arguably the most influential person in a young sailor's career. A role that involves mentoring, motivating and inducting potential sailors into the Royal Australian Navy; the position offers challenges unlike any shore posting with a great sense of achievement upon the graduation of the sailors whom you have spent many hours moulding into what today's Navy needs.

A family proud to serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

From left, Seaman Star Taylah Slavik-Rolfe, Elaine Slavik and Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Mezz Slavik, at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

From left, Seaman Star Taylah Slavik-Rolfe, Elaine Slavik and Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Mezz Slavik, at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus Victoria.

Ninety-eight of Navy's newest Recruits formally completed their initial training at the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus on 6 March, but one family was marking the entry of its third generation into the Australian Defence Force.