Episode 2: Navy Training


All right. Ready, up [INAUDIBLE]. You should be good. All right. See, we’re going to
do a high note. Follow? Ready, let’s go. Eight seconds. [WHISTLES BLOWING] Blow harder. Go on. You’re– You’ve got too much over. Like that. I thought we all had a good
go at it and could do it OK if we had to. Most of those calls I was making
hardly any noise to start with. And then I found if I put it
down and then tried again. And then, just magically– [WHISTLES BLOWING] [LAUGHTER] Nearly. Yes. This morning, there’s a
lot of drill there. We learned left and right
inclines, off caps. We had a salute. All right, not too bad. Same as you, now. Let’s bring it down
a little bit. Up, two, three, cut. Left, left, left, right, left. On the parade ground, I’m
not just going to teach you to do drill. I’m going to give you an example
every time you don’t do drill correctly of what the
values and the honour system means to us. You must have a hold
lot more than much. You will be custodians
of the traditions. I’m going to induct you
in the ceremony. I’m going to tell you why
we do what we do. So there’s no surprises
over the 22 weeks. When I’m in your face and I’m
roaring at you, putting pressure on you, you’re going
to know why I’m doing it. And it’s for a reason, people. I don’t do it to want
to belittle you. I want you to graduate
22 weeks from now. The chief, yeah, he’s awesome. Yeah. He’s direct, but, yeah,
he’s fair, I reckon. Yeah, he doesn’t pick
you out for nothing. You’re going to direct,
correct. You’re going to inspire
and lead me. Mr. [INAUDIBLE], now
you’re only 17. How does that work? You weren’t even alive when
I was in the Navy. [INAUDIBLE]? Commander. Well, I’ll tell you what, what
brings us all together, all of us, and while I have no
objection to you taking charge of me and directing my life as
an officer is because you’re part of our team. You’re part of this Royal
Australian Navy. Up, two, three, cut. Drills teach us so many good
things, so many things about discipline and self
confidence. And they give power
of command. It develops the skill
of power of command, how to give an order. And there’s a sense of pride
when a unit who didn’t know each other seven weeks
ago march around on parade ground together. They can feel a synergy within
their group then they know they’re all swinging together. They’re all in time together. They’re all in step together. [INAUDIBLE] I have to get a room
inspection. So I’m making sure everything’s
cleaned in our rooms and the way it should
be for our evening rounds. Flat surfaces, make sure there’s
no dust on them. All right, we spoke about rack
today, Mr. [INAUDIBLE]? It’s pretty good. Little bit crooked, but pretty
good for your first attempt. In the next four weeks, the
three of us that stand here, we belong to you and
you belong to us. I’ll make a deal
for all of you. I’ll put in 18 hour days for
the next four weeks. And I’ll be with you every
waking moment. Every time you’re awake, I’ll
be standing there with you. I’ll be there to answer
your questions. I’ll be there to wipe your eyes
and all that good stuff. But I want every one of you guys
to put in the same effort that I’m putting in, the same
effort the chief and the leader are putting in. [INAUDIBLE] I’m wandering around with these
awesome orange vests and our cool walkie talkies. Check out the area. We’re Force Protection, so we’re
here to protect everyone on the base. I’m sure everyone’s feeling
a lot safer now that we’re out here. Stopping people, asking for
ID, and just ensuring that everything is safe
and working well. And then people on GD
also have to do colours and sunset party. So they have to raise the flag
in the morning and take it down at sunset. –until you get them out. That’s good. And we just did a
sunset ceremony. Colors and sunset is performed
every day. Colours is at 8:00
every morning. And sunset is different
times everyday. It’s when the Australian White
Ensign and the Australian national flag is lowered. We’re just filling up, filling
all these magazines with rounds ready for our
shoot later on. When you squeeze that trigger,
that weapon goes bang doesn’t it? You should still be holding
the trigger and finally release with the breathing
process. Let’s do it. [WEAPONS SHOOTING] The Navy’s requirement is that
they achieve a certain level percentage, 80% of
hits on a target. But I guess the main thing that
we concentrate on is that they learn how to safely handle
and operate a weapon and they overcome the fears
associated with firearms. [WEAPONS SHOOTING] I tell these youngsters
that they may, one day, command my children. And what I would like, as a
parent, would be that my children are being looked
after, while they’re not under my care. But we’ve got to give them
a lot of things. We’ve got to impart a lot
of knowledge, a lot of professionalism. And we’ve also got
to make sure that they remain good people. Parade, stand back. Aye. I don’t recall doing a NEOC ITP
and seeing the drill as good as it was for a NEOC. So NEOC 38, well done. Your drill was as good
as I’ve ever seen. So onward and upward. [INAUDIBLE] ho. At first, obviously, we got
there, and I expected it to be like a movie. And I sort of expected someone
to jump on the bus and yell and scream at us. And hasn’t been like
that at all. It’s sort of like a second
father, all that he’s played. He’s been really good with
us, helped us out through the whole way. And he’s the reason that
we are where we are. He’s putting a lot of
effort as well. And, no, it’s really good. We’ve had great div staff. All of our staff has
been awesome.

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