HMAS Leeuwin 44th Intake - July 1973

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Welcome aboard the Website of the 44th RAN Junior Recruit Intake - 16 Jul 1973 to 11 Jun 1974 - Walton & Collins Divisions.

If you have just found this website, please take a look around, I'm sure it will bring back some fond memories. It's been slow ahead contacting ex members of the Leeuwin 44th intake. Take a moment to send an email to let us know a bit about your Navy days. If you wish to post a G'Day message to your old Leeuwin 44th mates, send me an email and I'll post it on the Members Comments page. We also have a Facebook Group dedicated to the Leeuwin 44th intake of 1973.

Between 1960 and the end of 1984 the Royal Australian Navy Junior Recruit program saw 13,000 boys between 15 and 16 years of age, pass through the gates of the HMAS Leeuwin naval training facility located at Freemantle Western Australia. Of the 13,000 that joined, over 12,000 made it to the their intakes pass out parade one year later. During the 1 year program the junior recruit would continue academic studies and commence naval subjects such as navigation. Not all JR's received their training at HMAS Leeuwin. Some completed the course at HMAS Cerberus located near Western Port Bay south east of Melbourne Victoria. More

Looking At Leeuwin

This short introductory film, made in the late 1960's, provides an insight into the general service training typical of that era.


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This site was last updated 21/05/16