22 March 2018
RADM Jonathan Mead gave the Creswell Oration on “The State of the Fleet” at the William Angliss Restaurant in the city of Melbourne, Victoria.  RADM Mead joined the RAN in 1984 and specialised in Mine Clearance Diving and Explosive Ordnance disposal.  RADM Mead assumed the position of Commander Australian Fleet on 19 January 2018.
Image result for megaphone RADM MEAD CRESWELL ORATION 2018 Listen here for RADM Mead’s podcast.


14 July 2017
A Welcome Luncheon was held at the Mercure Hotel for Captain Tim Standen CSC RAN and his wife Karen. Growing up in Townsville, Queensland, Captain Standen joined the RAN as an Apprentice Air Technical Communications sailor on 8 January 1979 at the age of 16, where he undertook apprentice training at the then HMAS Nirimba, Quakers Hill NSW. This was followed by numerous postings over the next 37 years. Captain Standen  assumed command of the training establishment, HMAS Cerberus on 13 January 2017.  
Image result for megaphone  Captain Tim Standen’s podcast is an excellent, engaging speech on the status of the 30 year ship building program and the vital role HMAS Cerberus will play in the future.