WWII veteran visits base where his service began

by Lieutenant Commander Dave Devlin

Former Able Seaman Ron Bergman, aged 94, served in the Royal Australian Navy between 1942 and 1947 as an AA3 gunner.

He undertook his recruit and basic category training at HMAS Cerberus before serving at sea in HMAS Warramunga I

On 19 February, Ron Bergman, his brother Don, a former Army captain, and other members of his family were given a VIP tour of Cerberus.

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Man in uniform and elderly civilian pose for camera

Former Able Seaman Ronald Bergman, 94, is presented a World War II 75th anniversary commemorative medallion by the Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus Commander Martin Holzberger during Mr Bergman’s visit to the base. Photo: Leading Seaman James McDougall