26 June 2013 marked a very special day for the many men and women who have served in a Royal Australian Navy Ship bearing the name of Sydney, as it marked 100 years since the commissioning of the very first ship of this name.
To celebrate the occasion, a commemorative event was held at the Mosman RSL. Director Navy Continuous Improvement, Captain Luke Charles-Jones represented the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM CSC RAN, at the event, along with Mr John Glossop, the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney (I), Captain John CT Glossop, RN. Former and current service personnel and members of various associations who have a close association with the ship were also in attendance.
Additional imagery is available at http://images.defence.gov.au/S20130522.
A history of HMAS Sydney (I) can be read here http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-sydney-i.