Following our visit to support the Royal Australian Navy’s Ocsober Swim-A-Thon, Healthy Harold was invited to visit HMAS Cerberus’s biennial Open Day. HMAS Cerberus, referred to as the ‘Cradle of the Navy’, is the Navy's premier training establishment providing courses for Navy, Army and Air Force units. With a staff of up to 800 personnel, Cerberus trains about 4000 Navy, Army and Air Force personnel annually averaging 1500 trainees on-board at any one time.
During the Open Day, Schools and Faculties opened for inspection, and the displays from the RAAF Military Working Dogs, Mock Battles by Army units and Navy’s Helicopter Squadrons hosting Static and Wet Winching displays.
With approximately 15,000 people through the gates, it was a very busy day with an event scheduled every 15 minutes.
Of course Harold was popular with children and HMAS Cerberus recruits who wanted to have their photo taken him.
We are very thankful for the support we receive from the Royal Australian Navy who raised an amazing $TBA for Life Education Australia.