Topic: Recruit School

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.

Gap Year Recruits take out awards at Recruit Course

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Recruit Emma O'Mealley receiving the Recruit of the Intake from Commodore Luke Charles-Jones (photo: Unknown)

Recruit Emma O'Mealley receiving the Recruit of the Intake from Commodore Luke Charles-Jones

The most recent graduation of General Service Duties Recruit course held at Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, included 23 members from the second intake of the Australian Defence Force Gap Year-Navy program. 

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.

Recruit School’s final Moran Division

Published on by LEUT Melissa Cowling (author), ABML-C Daniel Hancock (photographer)

General Entry 317, Moran Division's ANZAC and STUART classes on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.
 (photo: ABML-C Daniel Hancock)

General Entry 317, Moran Division's ANZAC and STUART classes on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.

Moran Division will be written into the history books on 28 November 2013 when the final class of Moran recruits graduate from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Recruit School graduates first Shipp Division

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN.

Today, for the first time in history, the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School graduated a recruit division which was named after a sailor. 

Closing the chapter – the last Getting Division

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Hundreds of family and friends gathered to watch as 63 of Navy’s newest sailors graduated from the RAN Recruit School, closing the chapter on the first stage of their training and advancing toward their careers within Navy.

Chanaya Resek-Takai - Prince of Wales Island, Torres Strait

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Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chanaya Resek-Takai is currently serving in the Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chanaya Resek-Takai is currently serving in the Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart.

Despite the surprise of a cold Melbourne day on her first day as a new recruit, Chanaya Resek-Takai of Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait, has never regretted her decision to join the Royal Australian Navy.

Last Rankin Division Graduation

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 312 Rankin Division celebrate passing out of Recruit School by throwing their caps in the air. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 312 Rankin Division celebrate passing out of Recruit School by throwing their caps in the air.

Seventy seven recruits from Rankin Division, General Entry intake 312 (GE 312), made Australian Naval history on 28 June 2013, when they marched onto the RAN Recruit School Parade Ground. Their Graduation Parade will be remembered as the last Rankin Division to graduate from the RAN Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.