Topic: HMAS Cerberus
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.
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.
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.
Sailors, soldiers and airmen and women competed in the HMAS Cerberus annual swimming carnival in early August.
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.
HMAS Cerberus Australian Rules Football Club hosted its second annual ‘Pink Round’ on 9 May raising funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.
The 2015 HMAS Cerberus Cross Country Championships were held on 18 March involving more than 650 Defence members. Cerberus is Navy’s largest tri-service training establishment, and the annual event lets Defence members from all three services and specialisations pit their fitness against their colleagues in fun way while keeping up the long held tradition of competing for the Grey Smith Cup.
More than 700 sailors, soldiers, airmen and women stood proudly on parade at HMAS Cerberus to observe the tradition of Ceremonial Divisions on 13 March.
The Naval Police Coxswains at HMAS Cerberus have a big responsibility as they ensure the 2000 plus Cerberus personnel are properly educated on their rights and responsibilities as Defence Force members and Victorian residents.
HMAS Cerberus gathered its people to recognise the traditional owners of the Cerberus land by officially unveiling an Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians plaque, observing a Welcome to Country and being part of an Indigenous smoking ceremony.