Topic: RANSSSS

Instructor’s efforts recognised at the ‘School of many Ss’

Published on by WO Paul Phillips (author)

Commander Ashley Shanks presents Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Chenneour with the 2019 Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield. (photo: )

Commander Ashley Shanks presents Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Chenneour with the 2019 Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield.

It’s a harsh environment, but the instructors at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety are dedicated to the task of teaching our sailors how to survive and gain control of life threatening situations on our ships and submarines.

PO Kevin West wins Bradley Meek award

Published on by LCDR Colin Painter (author)

Captain Craig Powell presents the 2018 Bradley Meek award to Petty Officer Kevin West. (photo: )

Captain Craig Powell presents the 2018 Bradley Meek award to Petty Officer Kevin West.

The winner of the 2018 Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield is PO Kevin West, with the presentation of the award recently conducted at HMAS Creswell, RANSSSS Training Facility East, by Captain Craig Powell.

Instructor honoured with Damage Control Shield

Published on by POMT Andrew McDonald (author)

The Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield, awarded to the ‘Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor in the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety organisation’. (photo: LAC Owen King)

The Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield, awarded to the ‘Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor in the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety organisation’.

For the third consecutive year, an instructor from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility - South, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria, has been awarded the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield.

An outstanding Instructor

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Deputy Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin (left) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield for Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor to Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg at the School of Ships Survivability and Safety of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Deputy Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin (left) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield for Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor to Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg at the School of Ships Survivability and Safety of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg of the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility (South) at HMAS Cerberus, has been awarded the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield, recognising him as the most outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor at the school for 2013.

Creswell bowled over by Gilchrist visit

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are, back L-R, LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes, front L-R, AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are, back L-R, LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes, front L-R, AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow.

HMAS Creswell hosts over 200 visiting groups a year, but a recent arrival generated more than passing interest from ship’s company.