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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.

Army Sergeant chooses life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Australian Army Sergeant Wilson Munoz, member of NUSHIP Adelaide's Ship's Company and the ship's Technical Aircraft Manager. SGT Munoz has his photograph taken in the ship's aircraft hangar. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Australian Army Sergeant Wilson Munoz, member of NUSHIP Adelaide's Ship's Company and the ship's Technical Aircraft Manager. SGT Munoz has his photograph taken in the ship's aircraft hangar.

The recent commissioning of HMAS Adelaide was an extra special day for Army Sergeant Wilson Munoz, who was selected to read a prayer during the ceremony.

Battle of Sunda Strait survivor farewelled

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Desmond Woods (author), LS Lauren Black (photographer), ABIS Hayley Clarke (photographer)

Lieutenant Gavin Campbell. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Gavin Campbell.

Lieutenant Gavin Campbell, RAN (Ret’d), died in Sydney last week after a long illness, at the age of 94. He was the remaining surviving commissioned officer of the Royal Australian Navy wartime cruiser HMAS Perth (I).

Brisbane Man Answers the Call of the Sea

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Communications Information Systems Blake Ridge breaks HMAS Melbourne's International Callsign aboard the warship.
Seaman Ridge is deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling the Middle East Region as part of Operation Manitou.  (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Communications Information Systems Blake Ridge breaks HMAS Melbourne's International Callsign aboard the warship. Seaman Ridge is deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling the Middle East Region as part of Operation Manitou.

The suburbs of Brisbane couldn't contain Blake Ridge's desire for adventure.

Sydney Sailor’s Brand New Life at Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Haggland provides force protection for HMAS Melbourne during a visit to a port in the Middle East Region. Seaman Haggland is on his first sea trip and his first operational deployment. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Haggland provides force protection for HMAS Melbourne during a visit to a port in the Middle East Region. Seaman Haggland is on his first sea trip and his first operational deployment.

A Western Sydney lad from Glenwood has just started his new life in the Navy and is already committed to a life at sea.

Warship hospitality calls

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Support Operations Georgia Watson prepares for another watch at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation MANITOU. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Support Operations Georgia Watson prepares for another watch at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation MANITOU.

A Newcastle local has taken her hospitality career to a new level by working in a venue with a moving floor and an ocean view.

Cerberus takes out Meek award again

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

Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin, RAN, (right) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield to Leading Seaman Marine Technician Robert Thompson with his wife, Nicole at the School of Survivability and Ship Safety of HMAS Cerberus. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin, RAN, (right) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield to Leading Seaman Marine Technician Robert Thompson with his wife, Nicole at the School of Survivability and Ship Safety of HMAS Cerberus.

The annual Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield was awarded for the second consecutive year to an Instructor from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety (RANSSSS) Training Facility - South, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Sweet relief on operational patrols

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman (LS) Communication Information Systems April Sadler is deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. LS Sadler's morale is high as she was only married in January, but it is her mother who makes sure Melbourne's crew get a taste of home with the freshly baked cookies she regularly sends from home. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman (LS) Communication Information Systems April Sadler is deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. LS Sadler's morale is high as she was only married in January, but it is her mother who makes sure Melbourne's crew get a taste of home with the freshly baked cookies she regularly sends from home.

HMAS Melbourne's Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems April Sadler is patrolling Middle Eastern waters with a full stomach and smile on her face.

Continuing a family tradition

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Boatswains Mate Jessica Muir conducts live-fire drills on the .50cal machinegun aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Boatswains Mate Jessica Muir conducts live-fire drills on the .50cal machinegun aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jessica Muir took on a family tradition when she became a sailor in the Royal Australian Navy.

Deputy Chief of Navy inspects Navy’s finest new officers

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell.

After nineteen weeks of intensive training, seventy-nine Naval Officers from New Entry Officers' Course 53 graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell today.