NAVY CADET UNITS, HISTORY, REPORTS & CURRENT EVENTS
ANC VICTORIA Headquarters
TS Altona (School)
TS Hampton Park (School)
TS Norwood (School)
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NAVY CADET UNITS, HISTORY, REPORTS & CURRENT EVENTS
(listings correct as at 7th March 2000)
The Australian Navy Cadets (previously known as Naval Reserve
Cadets 1973 - 31 march 2001), came under the direct sponsorship
of the Royal Australian Navy in January 1973, providing for the
spiritual, social and educational welfare of boys and girls and
help to develop them in character, a sense of patriotism, self-reliance,
citizenship and discipline. Uniforms are supplied free of charge.
Cadets are required to produce a certificate from their doctor
to confirm they are capable of carrying out the normal duties
and activities of the Cadet Corps. If injured while on duty, Cadets
are considered for payment of compensation. Parades are normally
held during a weekend, Saturday or Sunday, or on Friday evening.
Training Syllabus includes seamanship, boat handling - sail and
power, navigation, physical training, rifle shooting, signalling,
rope splicing, general sporting activities and a variety of other
subjects. Instructional camps are arranged for Cadets and they
are also given opportunities, whenever possible, to undertake
training at sea in ships of the Royal Australian Navy.
If Cadets are interested in pursuing a maritime career, then they
are given every assistance to join the Royal Australian Navy,
Mercantile Marine or such other maritime career option they choose.
For further information, contact-Senior Officer Australian Navy
Cadets (SOANC). VICTORIA AREA
VICTORIA AREA ANC HEADQUARTERS
Tuesday 1800 - 2200
HMAS Cerberus, Westernport, Victoria, 3920
(03) 5931 5234 Fax: (03) 5931 5235;
NOTE - THIS DETAIL OF UNITS DEPENDS ON INFORMATION RECEIVED AND
THEREFORE NAMES AND DETAILS WILL HAVE CHANGED
Building 105; Gaza Ridge Barracks, North Bandiana 3694
Postal Address: PO Box 4 MILPO, Bandiana Vic 3694
Parade: Sundays 0930 - 1600
Unit Telephone: (02) 6055 2369; Fax: (02) 6026 2168
Unit recognised by RAN - January 1983
CO: LEUT Lenora Toussaint, ANC
Training Officer: PO ANC Matt Toussaint
Instructor: PO ANC Maree Marlborough
Instructor: Carol Woodmansey
Instructor: Kaylene Lord
Voluntary Instructor: David
Address: Altona Secondary College, 227 Civic Parade, Altone,
Tel: 9398 5811
Location: Western Beach, GEELONG, VIC
Postal Address: 4 Settlement Rd., Belmont, VIC, 3216
Parade: Friday 1900 - 2200,
Unit Telephone: (03) 5222 1774 Fax: (03) 5229 4232
Unit formed by Navy League in Australia - 5 March 1932.
It was one of the first units in Victoria to be formed. The NSW
Branch of the Navy League in Australia had initiated the Navy
League Sea Cadet Movement in Australia in 1920 and after twelve
successful years Victoria followed suit.
TS BARWON Awards:
'Most efficient Unit' Victoria Area - 1937 1959, 1960, 1962-1963,
1967, 1970, 1976 1979, 1980-1981, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996.
'Most Efficient Unit' Australia - 1959, 1980, 1981, 1987, and
Victors of 1996 ANC Annual Team Shooting Competition.
STAFF: CO: LEUT Dianne Trueman, ANC
XO/ Seamanship Officer: LEUT Gregory Walters, ANC
Training/ Sports Officer: CPO ANC Sam Gumina
Coxswain/ Instructor: CPO ANC Graham King
Stores Officer: PO ANC Carlene Mee
Boats Officer/ Instructor: PO ANC Maurice Anderson
Boats Instructor: VCI ANC Adam J Hearsham
Catering Officer:VCI ANC Brendan J Quarrel
Approximately 80 cadets total including 6 POs,12 LS.
Unit Committee (Incorporated): Parent's support group.
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Passchendaele Barracks, Multi User Depot, Junortoun, 3551
Postal Address: PO Box 876, BENDIGO VIC 3552
Parade: Friday Evening 1830 - 2200
Unit Telephone: (03) 5449 5545 (Lake Eppalock Camp 5439
2605); Fax: Nil
TS BENDIGO was formed by the Navy League of Australia on 16 October
1952. Unit commenced under the guidance of Mr Des Nicholas, manager
of the local radio station 3BO, through which he helped enormously
with local recruiting, and Mr Jim Lundberg (later CO of the unit
from 1962 to 1981). TS BENDIGO is considered to be the first inland
cadet unit in Victoria. Approx one month after the unit was formed
there were 90 boys parading as members. The Unit was officially
commissioned on the 15th December 1956. The original home was
an old boatshed on the shores of Lake Weeroona close to the centre
of the City.
The Navy League invested funds in maintaining this building until
the Unit was relocated to an old Nissen hut in the car park of
the local Ordnance Factory (now ADI Ltd) in the mid 1970's. Earlier
it had been decided that Lake Weeroona was too shallow for safe
sailing and the Parent Committee commenced the process of renting
a campsite at Lake Eppalock.
In 1969 the Parent Committee purchased an old Army building from
the Bendigo High School for $10- and had it moved to the campsite
some 30 kms from Bendigo. Parades were still held weekly at the
ADI site in buildings, which were upgraded in 1990, and weekend
camps were held at NLTS Eppalock.
In 2002 TS BENDIGO moved to the new Multi User Depot in Junortoun
where they still parade on a Friday evening. The current Unit
Support Committee continue to raise funds to pay for the lease
and maintenance of buildings at the Lake Eppalock site. Selected
as the Most Efficient Unit in Victoria in 1972 and 2003 and won
the Navy League Shield for the Most Efficient Unit in Australia
CO - LEUT ANC Mark Pritchard
XO - PO ANC Patricia Ibbotson
Coxswain: CPO ANC Peter Brown
Unit Support Volunteers: USV Sheilah Gamble
Stores: USV Melissa Cavender
Stores assistant: USV Michael St Clair
Training: USV Ewen Pritchard
(revised 29 August 2005)
Address: Williamstown High School, Pasco St., Williamstown 3016
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 9397 1899
HAMPTON PARK (School)
Address:Hampton Park Secondary College, Fordholm Rd,Hampton Park,
Email: email@example.com Tel: 9799 2600
Location: Lee Breakwater Rd., Portland Harbour Foreshore,
Postal Address: 65 Learmonth Street, PORTLAND VIC 3305
Parade: Friday 1800 - 2200
Unit Telephone: (03) 5523 1387 Fax: Nil
Unit formed by Navy League of Australia - 7 February 1943, from
the Junior Auxiliary of the Naval Auxiliary Patrol (NAP). This
was a volunteer Patrol formation as part of the RAN that operated
between 1939 - 1945. They wore special Naval Buttons and over
450 volunteers manned the peacetime pleasure cruisers in all the
ports in Australia.*
Selected as 'Most Efficient Unit' Victoria - 1960, 1985.
CO: LCDR Cyril Cram, ANC
Training Officer/ Boats Officer: PO ANC David Reid
Coxswain: CPO ANC Alan Hogan
Instructor: P/PO ANC Pamela Cox
(*revised 29 Sept 2000)
Location: South Shore Road, NEWBOROUGH, VIC
Postal Address: PO Box 857, MOE, VIC., 3825
Parade: Friday 1845 - 2130
Unit Telephone: (03) 5127 6777, Fax: (03) 5127 4063
Boat Shed Lake Narracan
Unit formed by Navy League of Australia - August 1962.
Selected "Most Efficient Unit' Victoria Area - 1964, 1990.
CO: LEUT ANC Merrylyn Andruschthak
XO: CPO ANC Maree Slade
Stores Officer: PO ANC John Coulsen
Instructor: PO ANC Dianne Rowe
Location: 48 Kingston Road, SURREY HILLS, VIC
Postal Address: 48 Kingston Road, SURREY HILLS VIC 3127
Parade: Tuesday 1800 - 2200
Unit Telephone: (03) 9830 5297 Fax: Nil
Unit formed by Navy League of Australia - June 1951. On 16 October
1952 they occupied the purpose built Sea Cadet training building
on the shores of Albert Park Lake.
It was erected with funds from a public appeal in the 1950s as
a memorial to the RAN. Later they removed to an old Military drill
hall complex in Camberwell Grove, Camberwell.
In early 1988 the cadets were temporarily relocated to HMAS Lonsdale
in Rouse St., Port Melbourne (now demolished) for parades until
a new purpose built building in Surrey Hills was completed in
The Albert Park building remained largely unused by cadets and
was finally demolished when the race track was built around Albert
Park Lake in the 1990s thereby losing a prime sail training site
in Melbourne for sea cadets.
Selected 'Most Efficient Unit' Victoria - 1968, 1984, 1986, 1995.
Selected 'Most Efficient Unit' Australia - 1968, 1984, 1986.
CO: A/LEUT ANC Bindi Owen
XO: Sub-Leut ANC Jeff Owen
Training Officer: PO ANC Peta-Jane Saly
Coxswain: CPO ANC Darren Simon
Voluntary Instructor: LS Hugh Sweeny-Smith RAN
Voluntary Instructor: Mr Michael Andrews
Voluntary Instructor: Ms Nicole Sproull
Voluntary Instructor: Mr Kane Robinson
(Amended 4 February 2001)
Location: Army Drill Hall, San Mateo Avenue, MILDURA
Postal Address: PO Box 619 CP, MILDURA VIC 3500
Parade: Mondays 1845 - 2155
Unit Telephone: (03) 5023 6070 Fax: Nil
Unit formed by Navy League of Australia - June 1953.
Selected 'Most Efficient Unit' Victoria - 1988.
Winner of ANC National Shooting Competition in 1994.
CO: LEUT ANC Michael Chopping
XO: LEUT Pam Dowdy ANC
Coxswain: PO ANC Peter Davies
Instructor: PO ANC Stuart Green
Address: Norwood Secondary College, Byron St, North Ringwood
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 9870 5399
Location: HMAS CERBERUS, CRIB POINT, VIC
Postal Address: 39 Flinders Street, BITTERN VIC 3918
Parade: Friday 1830 - 2130
Unit Telephone: (03) 5950 7798; Fax: (03) 5950 7842;
Unit recognised - July 1992.
Selected as 'Most Efficient Unit' Victoria - 1994, 1997.
CO: LCDR Karen Rogers, ANC
XO: SBLT Val Bookless ANC;
Training Officer:WOB Rick "Buck' Rogers RANR
Coxswain: CPO ANC Graeme 'Pedro' Peterson
Drum Corps Instructor/ Writer: PO ANC Natasha Nemarich
INSTRUCTORS & GENERAL ASSISTANTS:-
General Stores: Ron Phillips
Administrative Officer: Elizabeth 'Liz' Meyles
Training Office Assistant: Stewart Flemming, Julia Peterson;
Clothing Store: Wilma Kneebone
Instructors: CPO Andy Holman RAN
Maintenance: Carl Kelly
Location: 146 Nelson Place, WILLIAMSTOWN, VIC
Postal Address: 146 Nelson Place, WILLIAMSTOWN VIC 3016
Parade: Fridays 1800 - 2200
Unit Telephone: (03) 9399 9924; Fax: Nil;
Unit formed by Navy League of Australia - May 1957.
Selected "Most Efficient Unit' Victoria - 1961, 1965, 1969,
1978, 1982, 1983, 1992, 1993.
STAFF: CO: LEUT Noel Baker, ANC
XO: SBLT Ross Burns ANC
Coxswain: CPO ANC Lisa Foley
Stores Officer: SBLT Anita Baker ANC
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Address: Williamstown High School, Pasco St., Williamstown
Email: email@example.com; Tel: 9397 1899
League Sea Cadet Units formed that have since paid off and some
history notes regarding units:
Melbourne Company - (met in Port Melbourne Naval Reserve Depot
for a time.
Black Rock Company - paid off 16 October 1952.
TS Avalon - Geelong Grammar School- ceased due to lack
of suitably experienced staff.
Footscray Technical School Company- ceased due to lack
of suitably experienced staff.
Victoria Division of the Navy League of Australia at one time
leased the yacht "Winston Churchill" for several years
(this was the yacht that sank in a violent storm in the 1999 Sydney
to Hobart Yacht Race). LCDR Ray Appleby was its skipper on many
cruises. It was based at Williamstown in the Royal Yacht Club