Topic: HMAS Cerberus

Almost a century of training at Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, left, and Seaman Alexander Bevan cut the HMAS Cerberus 95th anniversary cake during the ships' celebrations. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, left, and Seaman Alexander Bevan cut the HMAS Cerberus 95th anniversary cake during the ships' celebrations.

With a long tradition of pranksters competing for the ultimate hoax one might wonder who would seriously consider choosing 1 April as a ‘birthday’, but at HMAS Cerberus it’s a day to be celebrated.

Canberra shows the way for next era

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.
 (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.

HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.

Vale - CMDR Ashley William Greedy, AM, RAN (Retd)

Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Burial Service for Commander Ashley Greedy, AM, RAN (Rtd) at HMAS Cerberus Cemetery, Victoria. Commander Greedy joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Musician in 1965, retiring from full-time service in 2002 as the seventh Director of Music - Navy. He was remembered for his vibrant leadership, personal drive and strong management of the Royal Australian Navy Band through a time of great change. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Burial Service for Commander Ashley Greedy, AM, RAN (Rtd) at HMAS Cerberus Cemetery, Victoria. Commander Greedy joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Musician in 1965, retiring from full-time service in 2002 as the seventh Director of Music - Navy. He was remembered for his vibrant leadership, personal drive and strong management of the Royal Australian Navy Band through a time of great change.

Family, friends, past and present serving musicians came together recently to mark the passing of a man who left an indelible legacy for all Royal Australian Navy musicians.

A day on the water for the kids

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Challenge-Kid, Adam (centre) with Cerberus water ski members Seaman Luke Bonanno and Seaman Phillip Murray enjoy a ride on one of the water biscuit provided by the Cerberus Water Ski Club at the National Watersports Centre, Bangholme, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Challenge-Kid, Adam (centre) with Cerberus water ski members Seaman Luke Bonanno and Seaman Phillip Murray enjoy a ride on one of the water biscuit provided by the Cerberus Water Ski Club at the National Watersports Centre, Bangholme, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus Water Ski Club has started the year with a splash, in a day to support children and families with cancer.

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.

Donations a relief at Christmas

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

From the left, Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Dove Smithett presents one of the many boxes full of donations collected by the HMAS Cerberus community to Melbourne Period Project (MPP) volunteers Jude Blake, Emma Schafer, and MPP Co-Founder Natalie Cruz at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

From the left, Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Dove Smithett presents one of the many boxes full of donations collected by the HMAS Cerberus community to Melbourne Period Project (MPP) volunteers Jude Blake, Emma Schafer, and MPP Co-Founder Natalie Cruz at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

One sailor has rallied the ship's company of one of the nation's largest bases to support Melbourne's homeless this Christmas.

Steaming ahead for Christmas cheer

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St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria State President, Mr Michael Liddy (left) and Warrant Officer Ian Waller (right) help load the Navy Steam Club's 1923 Foden Steam Wagon with donated toys for 'Vinnie's Christmas Gift Appeal 2015' at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria State President, Mr Michael Liddy (left) and Warrant Officer Ian Waller (right) help load the Navy Steam Club's 1923 Foden Steam Wagon with donated toys for 'Vinnie's Christmas Gift Appeal 2015' at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne.

Melbourne turned on a sunny day recently to accompany a special delivery of toys destined to brighten Christmas day for hundreds of children on Christmas morning.

Hastings welcomes armed men and women of HMAS Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, leads his Ship's Company in the HMAS Cerberus Freedom of Entry to the City of Hastings, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, leads his Ship's Company in the HMAS Cerberus Freedom of Entry to the City of Hastings, Victoria.

When 700 Australian Defence Force members from HMAS Cerberus marched through Main Street, Hastings, Victoria on Saturday, they weren't just re-enacting a tradition; they were acknowledging a shared sense of community and history reaching back 95 years to when sailors first started training in the area at Flinders Naval Base.

How ‘Mo’ can you go?

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Melanie Verho, RAN, (right) judges the moustaches for Movember's 'Best Sculpted Mo' competition on the HMAS Cerberus Parade Ground, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Melanie Verho, RAN, (right) judges the moustaches for Movember's 'Best Sculpted Mo' competition on the HMAS Cerberus Parade Ground, Victoria.

As November approached, anticipation grew among the men of HMAS Cerberus with many planning their 'manscaping' for a chance to win the 2015 Cerberus Movember Challenge.

On parade for Navy Engineering Week

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, AM, RAN, returns a salute during the Engineering Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, AM, RAN, returns a salute during the Engineering Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, presided over Ceremonial Divisions for more than 350 engineering officers and sailors on 2 December in honour of the inaugural Navy Engineering Week.