Topic: Navy Gap Year
Three Gap Year students embarked in Sydney-based minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne during a deployment to far North Queensland, were exposed to more than just routine seamanship while onboard.
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.
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.
Taking a gap year is often a popular way to take time out from study or work with a chance to rest, travel, volunteer abroad or decide a future career path. For Recruit Matthew Masiero of Morwell, Victoria, joining the Navy under the Gap Year program fit all of those needs - except resting.
Born in Devonport and raised in Hobart, Tassie boy, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett joined the Navy at 18 chasing fun, travel and adventure.
As a representative of the Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman Lauren Armes was present to lay a wreath during the Anzac Day service in her home town of Dingley Village, Victoria.