A Welcome Luncheon was held on 14 July 2017 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.
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.