Eighteen young Tasmanians commenced a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program leading to a Certificate 1 in Defence Force Cadets in Hobart last week.
On Saturday, the Australian Defence Force Academy held its annual Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) Parade. The CDF Parade is significant to the Academy as it formally welcomes and inducts first year Midshipmen and Officer Cadets into the Academy undergraduate body.
“Talk about the cream on the cake” is how Able Seaman Justin Macey described the experience of being named 2013 Illawarra & Southern Region Apprentice of the Year.
The airfield at HMAS Albatross was abuzz with activity late last week when three Seahawk helicopters and 84 personnel from 816 Squadron left for Western Australia to participate in TAMEX, a joint maritime training exercise in anti-submarine warfare.
Twenty five of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest officers ‘dipped their toes in the water’ at HMAS Creswell recently on the week-long Undergraduate Officers’ Entry Course.
Three young Tasmanians were appointed as New Entry Officers for the Royal Australian Navy in a ceremony aboard the brigantine Windeward Bound earlier this week.
On the 3 February, 90 brand new recruits joined the Navy. They arrived at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, at HMAS Cerberus, from Darwin, Hobart, Sydney, Perth and everywhere in between to begin an 11-week journey to become sailors.
In a first for Wollongong Defence Force Recruiting, new Midshipman Jessica McGannon was officially sworn into the Royal Australian Navy by her father, Commander John McGannon, in an enlistment ceremony held at the Australian Hydrographic Office earlier this week.
Matthew Phelps is following in the footsteps of his older brother and sister and has joined the ranks of the Royal Australian Navy.
The 50th New Entry Officers’ Course commenced on 3 February with a significant change in tradition - new names for the Divisions to which the officer trainees belong for the duration of their training.