Topic: Recruit School

New recruits follow family footsteps

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author)

General Entry 366 graduates Recruit Riley Surendra-Nicholas with his step father, Chief Petty Officer Ross Bagnall; and Recruit Noah Gray with his dad, Lieutenant Commander Dallas Gray, during the General Entry 366 Rogers Division Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: )

General Entry 366 graduates Recruit Riley Surendra-Nicholas with his step father, Chief Petty Officer Ross Bagnall; and Recruit Noah Gray with his dad, Lieutenant Commander Dallas Gray, during the General Entry 366 Rogers Division Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

At their Ceremonial Sunset Recruit School Graduation, General Entry 366 Rogers Division wowed their audience with an impressive display of parade drill culminating in a precise rendition of ‘beat to quarters’.

Recruiting for Recruit Instructors

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Kristy Clark (left) and Command Warrant Officer- Recruit School, Warrant Officer Peter Leech discuss the range of positions available at Recruit School during a presentation in the R1 Theatrette at Russell Offices, ACT. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Kristy Clark (left) and Command Warrant Officer- Recruit School, Warrant Officer Peter Leech discuss the range of positions available at Recruit School during a presentation in the R1 Theatrette at Russell Offices, ACT.

The call for a select group of sailors and officers has gone out across Navy during a Recruit School tour to draft new instructors.

First Recruits of 2018 graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

General Entry 359 Shipp Division celebrate the completion of their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

General Entry 359 Shipp Division celebrate the completion of their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

One hundred and twenty nine proud people from around Australia marked the first major milestone in their naval careers last week as they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School.

Express trains to Melbourne for hundreds of sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Hundreds of sailors exit Flinders Street Station ahead of taking part in the 2018 Anzac Day march through Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Hundreds of sailors exit Flinders Street Station ahead of taking part in the 2018 Anzac Day march through Melbourne.

The Royal Australian Navy has marched through the heart of Melbourne with a 1000-strong contingent to mark Anzac Day.

Cadet adventures inspire Navy careers

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Commodore Training Commodore Justin Jones, CSC, RAN with graduates from General Entry 358 Emms Division who are also ex-cadets from Waratah Flotilla, NSW. Recruits (L-R) Bethany East, Ashley Buurveld, Caroline Greene and Lachlan Meuron.

 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Commodore Training Commodore Justin Jones, CSC, RAN with graduates from General Entry 358 Emms Division who are also ex-cadets from Waratah Flotilla, NSW. Recruits (L-R) Bethany East, Ashley Buurveld, Caroline Greene and Lachlan Meuron.

Bonds forged in the Navy cadets have led four sailors into full-time careers after graduating from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit course.

'Cradle of the Navy' in new hands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough.

Commander Andrew Hough has assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus — often dubbed ‘the cradle of the Navy’ — succeeding Commander Luke Ryan.

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.