Topic: HMAS Cerberus

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

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

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.

The Saints go marching - at Cerberus

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

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Tamara Prins puts members of St Kilda Football Club's Emerging Leaders group to the test as they work together for their team building activity at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Tamara Prins puts members of St Kilda Football Club's Emerging Leaders group to the test as they work together for their team building activity at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus, in Victoria, has earned the title ‘Cradle of the Navy’ through 95 years of training sailors. Recently, Cerberus had the opportunity to run an intensive camp for the St Kilda Football Club’s emerging leaders, giving them a taste of training, Navy style.

Seizing the mo-ment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack;
Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack; Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple.

It seems the six-week Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course at HMAS Cerberus is more than a great place for young Indigenous Australians to grow confidence about future Defence careers. The course also appears to be a great place to grow moustaches.

Cerberus marches with the community for White Ribbon Movement

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

Members of the male community of Hastings take the 'Oath' during the the White Ribbon Day march through High Street of Hastings, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Members of the male community of Hastings take the 'Oath' during the the White Ribbon Day march through High Street of Hastings, Victoria.

At HMAS Cerberus, sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen took to the streets of Hastings to march alongside Police, Fire Fighters, SES, Ambulance, community groups and primary school students, to show their support for White Ribbon Day.

Cerberus swimmers compete for title

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The men's 100 metre freestyle heat starts during the HMAS Cerberus Swimming Carnival held at the Cerberus Gymnasium Aquatic Centre, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The men's 100 metre freestyle heat starts during the HMAS Cerberus Swimming Carnival held at the Cerberus Gymnasium Aquatic Centre, Victoria.

Sailors, soldiers and airmen and women competed in the HMAS Cerberus annual swimming carnival in early August.

Cerberus rugby in title chance

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Seaman Star Nelson Gibuma of the HMAS Cerberus Rugby Union Team runs with the ball against Bendigo in the Second Division B Grand Final match held at Box Hill, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Seaman Star Nelson Gibuma of the HMAS Cerberus Rugby Union Team runs with the ball against Bendigo in the Second Division B Grand Final match held at Box Hill, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus’ rugby team came tantalisingly close to stamping their mark on Victorian rugby after making it to the Victorian Rugby Union Division 2B grand final on 15 August in Box Hill.