Topic: Navy Gap Year

Finding their sea legs

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area. (photo: )

L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area.

A group of Midshipmen comprised of both Gap Year and Permanent Navy Officers recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a taste of life at sea.

Gap Year personnel find their bearings in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABETSM Lincoln Commane (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year sailor Seaman Samantha Lindsay with a pair of torpedo tubes in the weapons engineering workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year sailor Seaman Samantha Lindsay with a pair of torpedo tubes in the weapons engineering workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West at Fleet Base West, WA.

Since the beginning of 2020, HMAS Stirling has hosted 16 personnel from the Navy Gap Year Program, as they try their hand at a career in the Royal Australian Navy.

Gap years gain sea legs

Published on by MIDN Lloyd Skinner and MIDN Jack Meadows (author)

L-R: Midshipman (MIDN) James Thompson, MIDN Harrison MacNeill, Seaman John Roberts, MIDN Lloyd Skinner, MIDN Anna Roberts and MIDN Lane Wilson on HMAS Adelaide's flight deck as the ship returned to Garden Island after three weeks at sea. (photo: Unknown)

L-R: Midshipman (MIDN) James Thompson, MIDN Harrison MacNeill, Seaman John Roberts, MIDN Lloyd Skinner, MIDN Anna Roberts and MIDN Lane Wilson on HMAS Adelaide's flight deck as the ship returned to Garden Island after three weeks at sea.

Navy Gap Year Sailors and Officers recently had their first sea-time experience aboard the RAN's largest ship, HMAS Adelaide, setting sail for de-ammunitioning in Eden, and patrol exercises in Bass Strait.

Broome-bred sailor closes the ‘gap’ on Navy Aviation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Able Seaman Aircrewman Belinda Cole is presented the Rotary Course Aircrewman Dux Award by Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Don Dezentje CSM, RAN. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Able Seaman Aircrewman Belinda Cole is presented the Rotary Course Aircrewman Dux Award by Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Don Dezentje CSM, RAN.

The ADF Gap Year presents young Australians with the opportunity to experience military training, service and lifestyle through a year-long program which is ideal option for anyone interested in exploring a career in Defence and the options available.

Melville turns a ship’s tour into an opportunity to build Navy’s workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon Brown (author and photographer)

HMAS Melville proceeding to sea. (photo: )

HMAS Melville proceeding to sea.

A ship’s tour of HMAS Melville recently turned into a sea training deployment opportunity for six gap year sailors from Cairns and Darwin, resulting in some signing up for a Navy career.

Certifying a commitment to training

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

While the crew of HMAS Canberra undertakes its Unit Readiness Evaluation during Fleet Certification Period 2020, a new generation of personnel are also onboard training to enhance their contribution to Navy’s growing capability.

Logistics sailor credits gap year for providing career direction

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

Twelve months in the ADF Gap Year Program provided the career direction that Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield was seeking, but it was the TV series Sea Patrol that first inspired him to join the Royal Australian Navy.

A great career from gap year to Korea for Navy Chef

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina.

Growing up in Silvan, Victoria, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone never envisaged a career at sea, but after a positive experience with the Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Scheme the way ahead was clear.

Gap year turns into Navy career

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons left Shellharbour, New South Wales, for what she thought would be a 12-month stepping stone to a career in the police force. Instead, she found a rewarding career in the Navy.

HMAS Creswell welcomes largest intake of new officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers on their first day at HMAS Creswell. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers on their first day at HMAS Creswell.

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers commenced initial military training at the Royal Australian Naval College this week.