Sailors In The Making

Often referred to as the ‘Cradle of the Navy’, HMAS Cerberus, or Flinders Naval Depot as it was known for many years, has long been the premier recruit training establishment for the RAN. This video records recruit training carried out at HMAS Cerberus during the 1960s featuring training at the West Head Gunnery Range and onboard the training ship HMAS Castlemaine.

Note: This video is hosted on YouTube. Department of Defence users will not be able to view this video on the Defence Protected Network.

This cine film has been placed online as part of the Sea Power Centre - Australia’s ongoing archival digitisation program.