Topic: HMAS Cerberus

Don't mind the gap year

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Navy’s ‘try before you buy’ program provided experiences a lifetime which are now the basis for a career in electronic warfare for one sailor.

 

Revival of training capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author)

L-R: Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System. (photo: Unknown)

L-R: Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System.

A 20-foot shipping container on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, helps the Australian Navy run one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites.

‘Eyes and ears’ determined and ready to shine

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The lure of an adventurous and an unrivalled career was enough motivation for a recruit to ‘pull out all the stops’ before heading to HMAS Cerberus for the 11 weeks of Recruit School.

 

Lucky seven for graduating Navy Recruit

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), PO Vickie Austin (photographer)

Member of General Entry 357 Taylor Division Recruit Rob Hilton with his dad Chief Petty Officer Peter Hilton and his mum, ex-Chief Petty Officer Linda Hilton.  (photo: PO Vickie Austin)

Member of General Entry 357 Taylor Division Recruit Rob Hilton with his dad Chief Petty Officer Peter Hilton and his mum, ex-Chief Petty Officer Linda Hilton.

The power of the number seven was widely discussed by one particular family at the recent Recruit School Graduation parade for GE 357 in HMAS Cerberus.

Indigenous recruits sail in

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Wayne Langworthy (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program members perform their cultural dance and song where participants share their culture with guests, during their graduation parade at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program members perform their cultural dance and song where participants share their culture with guests, during their graduation parade at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Australian Navy has continued efforts to provide clear career pathways for Indigenous Australians, through participation in the fifth Defence Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program.

Tables turned in footy final

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of Cerberus Doggies and South Yarra football team compete for the ball during the Southern Football National League Grand Final held at Power Reserve Oval, Doveton, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of Cerberus Doggies and South Yarra football team compete for the ball during the Southern Football National League Grand Final held at Power Reserve Oval, Doveton, Victoria.

As the Richmond Tigers held up the Australian Football League premiership trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it was a different story in downtown Doveton for the Dogs of HMAS Cerberus, as their winning streak and dream of back-to-back premierships was shattered.

At home on the range

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

76mmn Proof Firing at West Head Gunnery Range.
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76mmn Proof Firing at West Head Gunnery Range.

Occupying an area of about 16 hectares on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, West Head Gunnery Range is one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites.

Cerberus still in finals hunt

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of Cerberus/Crib Point team and Hastings Blues competing for the ball during their match played at Hastings Oval, Hastings Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of Cerberus/Crib Point team and Hastings Blues competing for the ball during their match played at Hastings Oval, Hastings Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus’s Women’s Aussie rules side, known as Cerberus-Crib Point, remains in contention for the women’s Victorian South Eastern Development Competition finals, despite being bumped down the ladder after a devastating loss to Tyabb in late July.

Gas turbine training full ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by Miss Leanne Brook (author)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy and staff from General Electric with the LM2500 Gas Turbine. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy and staff from General Electric with the LM2500 Gas Turbine.

More often thought of as what powers aircraft traversing the skies, the gas turbine is also what gives many Australian Navy ships their get up and go. For maintainers of those gas turbines, training is on the improve.

Surveying his options after 52 years

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

Royal Australian Navy Commander Alan Regan (left), of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, and his wife Juleia are presented a retirement gift by Head Joint Systems Division, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, at Russell Offices in Canberra on 22 July, 2017. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Alan Regan (left), of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, and his wife Juleia are presented a retirement gift by Head Joint Systems Division, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, at Russell Offices in Canberra on 22 July, 2017.

One naval officer has recently called stumps on a remarkable career, spanning more than half a century.