100 years since HMAS Sydney (I) commissions

Published on ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Location(s): Mosman RSL, Sydney

Topic(s): Commemoration, HMAS Sydney (I)

HMAS Sydney (I). (photo: )
HMAS Sydney (I).

Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney (I) at the HMAS Sydney (I) commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney.

Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney (I) at the HMAS Sydney (I) commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney.

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.