Topic: HMAS Cerberus

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.

An enduring tradition - HMAS Cerberus Divisions

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

Ship's company of HMAS Cerberus on parade during HMAS Cerberus Winter Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Ship's company of HMAS Cerberus on parade during HMAS Cerberus Winter Ceremonial Divisions.

More than 500 sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of HMAS Cerberus formed up on the Main Parade Ground for inspection by Commanding Officer, Captain Katherine Richards, RAN. In doing so, they carried out a time honoured tradition of showing pride in themselves and their service through their dress and bearing.

Getting Division, for the final time

Published on by LEUT Byron Nalty (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Getting Division, General Entry 313 at the divisions building of Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Getting Division, General Entry 313 at the divisions building of Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The last Getting Division, GE313, will march into Royal Australian Navy history on 26 July 2013, as they proudly graduate from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

West Head Gunnery Range Flinders community visit and PWO50 Course

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Members of the Flinders Community Organisation in front of the 72mm gun at West Head Gunnery Range. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Members of the Flinders Community Organisation in front of the 72mm gun at West Head Gunnery Range.

West Head Gunnery Range (WHGR), an outstation of HMAS Cerberus located in Flinders, Victoria, welcomed residents of the Flinders community to tour their training facilities and witness a firing exercise by the Principle Warfare Officers Course 50 (PWO 50).

HMAS Cerberus supports Reserve Forces Day

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

Commander John Goss, AM, RANR escorts Major General The Hon. Justice Greg Garde AO, RFD to the Navy contingent for inspection during the Reserve Forces Day March at The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Commander John Goss, AM, RANR escorts Major General The Hon. Justice Greg Garde AO, RFD to the Navy contingent for inspection during the Reserve Forces Day March at The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria.

In support of the Reserve Forces Day March on Sunday 7 July 2013, HMAS Cerberus provided a Tri-Service Colour Party and Unarmed Contingent.

Communications and Information Systems 306 Graduation

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Communication Information Systems Course 306 conducts a 'March Past' to the Reviewing Officer, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Communication Information Systems Course 306 conducts a 'March Past' to the Reviewing Officer, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Proud family and friends gathered to watch Navy’s latest Communications and Information Systems (CIS) sailors graduate their initial CIS training held at HMAS Cerberus.

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.