This site is dedicated to the 205 foolhardy 15 & 16  year old boys who joined the
Royal Australian Navy  in early January 1964 to form the 'Mighty 8th' Intake JRTE.

Mighty 8th Members

Please use the following link to the new guestbook I have started:

New Guestbook

Leeuwin Development Plan

Howie Vandervord has forwarded the proposed development plan for Leeuwin now that the Government have sold it for shopping/housing development. As the endorsed development plan runs to 35 pages, it is a little large to copy to this site. However, you can read all about it by following this link: 

For a copy of the Leeuwin Vision Plan click here.


Welcome to the website of the 8th Intake, Junior Recruit Training Establishment (JRTE), HMAS LEEUWIN.  The 'Mighty 8th' Intake served from January to December 1964.

We are a proactive intake, having had reunions in Sydney 1994 (30th), Perth 1999 (35th), Canberra 2004 (40th) and Brisbane 2009 (45th).  Our 50 year reunion was very successfully held in Wollongong in April 2014.   The next reunion will be held in Canberra in 2017 (See 'Reunions' menu link above).

Please enjoy your visit and leave a comment in the
Guestbook should you be seeking any 8th Intake members or if you know the whereabouts of our 'Lost Souls', the members of the Intake we have not yet been able to contact.



Follow this link to view the
50th Anniversary Lanyard


Web design by John Curbishley
Last updated Wednesday 02 August 2017