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Saluting guns ready for arrival of world’s navies

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Three Pound Saluting Gun Battery fires across Sydney Harbour at Garden Island Naval Base, in preparation for the International Fleet Review in October 2013. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Royal Australian Navy's Three Pound Saluting Gun Battery fires across Sydney Harbour at Garden Island Naval Base, in preparation for the International Fleet Review in October 2013.

The Royal Australian Navy has tested its new Three Pound Saluting Gun Battery at the Garden Island Naval Base, in readiness for October’s International Fleet Review, which commemorates the arrival of Navy’s first fleet in Sydney Harbour in 1913.

Successful TANG Expo in the West

Published on by Mr David Gamble (author)

Personnel from Royal Australian Navy, ADO and USN observe demonstrations of the latest software technology from Adobe and Google at the Australian BYG-1 Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation (TANG) Expo held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Personnel from Royal Australian Navy, ADO and USN observe demonstrations of the latest software technology from Adobe and Google at the Australian BYG-1 Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation (TANG) Expo held at HMAS Stirling.

A team of facilitators, subject matter experts and sailors from the United States has joined RAN submariners and human systems researchers from DSTO to conduct an important workshop in Western Australia.

Navy Promotes International Fleet Review Through V8 Connection

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author), Sarah Keayes (photographer)

Dick Johnson Racing Team with 723 Squadron's Squirrel Helicopter at Surfers Paradise. (photo: Sarah Keayes)

Dick Johnson Racing Team with 723 Squadron's Squirrel Helicopter at Surfers Paradise.

A Squirrel helicopter from  723 SQN  in its new IFR livery has helped promote the upcoming International Fleet Review through Navy's alliance with V8 Supercars.

International Fleet Review – more ships announced and website relaunched

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author)

A screen capture of the home page of the new International Fleet Review website. (photo: Navy Web Services)

A screen capture of the home page of the new International Fleet Review website.

With ten weeks to go until the commencement of the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review (IFR) Sydney 2013, two more ships have been announced and a redesigned IFR website has been launched.

Old Navy helicopter takes to the air

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), Mr Rob Crawford (photographer)

The N9-3102 Iroquois 894 helicopter is removed from it's pole at the entrance to Nowra for refurbishment leading up to the International Fleet Review. (photo: Mr Robert Crawford)

The N9-3102 Iroquois 894 helicopter is removed from it's pole at the entrance to Nowra for refurbishment leading up to the International Fleet Review.

A piece of Navy’s Fleet Air Arm history recently took to the skies again over Nowra. Iroquois 894, Serial N9-3102, which marks the gateway to Nowra outside the Shoalhaven Tourist Information Centre was lifted off its mount by volunteers from the Fleet Air Arm Museum in preparation for the upcoming International Fleet Review.

Navy speaks at NAIDOC week celebrations

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Able Seaman Kristy Brown from HMAS Albatross speaks at the NAIDOC Week Launch at Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Kristy Brown from HMAS Albatross speaks at the NAIDOC Week Launch at Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre.

Able Seaman Kristy Brown of HMAS Albatross was a guest speaker at the launch of Shoalhaven City Council’s NAIDOC celebrations this week.
 
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

Royal Navy’s most advanced warship is on the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author)

Lieutenant Rob 'Kerry' Packer from the Royal Navy visits the Heritage Centre at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney. Lieutenant Rob Packer is the United Kingdom's Liason Officer for the International Fleet Review. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Lieutenant Rob 'Kerry' Packer from the Royal Navy visits the Heritage Centre at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney. Lieutenant Rob Packer is the United Kingdom's Liason Officer for the International Fleet Review.

The Royal Navy are delighted to confirm they are sending one of their most advanced warships, the destroyer HMS Daring, to represent the UK at the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review (IFR) this October.

Navy well represented at Reserve Forces Day in Tasmania

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), LEUT Daryl Peebles (photographer)

CMDR Stacey Porter of NHQ Tasmania delivers the key-note address to an audience of supporters during Reserve Forces Day in Tasmania on 7 July 2013. (photo: Daryl Peebles)

CMDR Stacey Porter of NHQ Tasmania delivers the key-note address to an audience of supporters during Reserve Forces Day in Tasmania on 7 July 2013.

Tasmania’s observance of Reserve Forces Day consisted of a parade at Kings Park followed by a luncheon at Paterson Barracks, Launceston on Sunday 7 July 2013.

HMAS Cerberus Supports Reserve Forces Day

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author)

Commander John Goss, AM, RANR escorts Major General The Hon. Justice Greg Garde AO, RFD to the Navy contingent for inspection during the Reserve Forces Day March at The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Commander John Goss, AM, RANR escorts Major General The Hon. Justice Greg Garde AO, RFD to the Navy contingent for inspection during the Reserve Forces Day March at The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria.

In support of the Reserve Forces Day March on Sunday 7th of July 2013, HMAS Cerberus provided a Tri-Service Colour Party and Unarmed Contingent.

Fleet Air Arm to Wow Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

The International Fleet Review (IFR) livery applied to a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter for its role during the IFR in October 2013. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

The International Fleet Review (IFR) livery applied to a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter for its role during the IFR in October 2013.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) will play a spectacular role in the International Fleet Review (IFR) from 3 – 11 October 2013 which includes a combined flypast above more than 40 ships for the salute on Sydney Harbour.