Topic: Navy Gap Year

A year of opportunity

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

Recruit Matthew Masiero is one of the Gap Year Recruits in Rogers Division undertaking his initial sailor training at Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recruit Matthew Masiero is one of the Gap Year Recruits in Rogers Division undertaking his initial sailor training at Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Taking a gap year is often a popular way to take time out from study or work with a chance to rest, travel, volunteer abroad or decide a future career path. For Recruit Matthew Masiero of Morwell, Victoria, joining the Navy under the Gap Year program fit all of those needs - except resting.

Brother inspires Navy career

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett dressed in boarding party gear on board HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett dressed in boarding party gear on board HMAS Canberra.

Born in Devonport and raised in Hobart, Tassie boy, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett joined the Navy at 18 chasing fun, travel and adventure.

Armes proud to share Anzac experience with hometown

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author), ABCIS Lauren Armes (photographer)

Able Seaman Lauren Armes commemorates Anzac Day in Dingley Village, Victoria. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Able Seaman Lauren Armes commemorates Anzac Day in Dingley Village, Victoria.

As a representative of the Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman Lauren Armes was present to lay a wreath during the Anzac Day service in her home town of Dingley Village, Victoria.