Section: Events

Governor-General receives Royal Salute in official Fleet Review

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Governor General Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO inspects the Royal Australian Navy Guard at the commencement of the Ceremonial Fleet Review at Fleet Base East, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Governor General Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO inspects the Royal Australian Navy Guard at the commencement of the Ceremonial Fleet Review at Fleet Base East, New South Wales.

In a day to remember for those in and out of uniform, the Royal Australian Navy’s past, present and future was feted on Sydney Harbour.

International Fleet Review begins

This article has photo gallery Published on by Senator the Hon. David Johnston Minister for Defence (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The first of the Australian Warships pass Bradleys Head, HMAS Sydney (I) mast head, on their way into Sydney Harbour as part of The International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The first of the Australian Warships pass Bradleys Head, HMAS Sydney (I) mast head, on their way into Sydney Harbour as part of The International Fleet Review 2013.

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the entry of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review.

Indigenous sailors spearhead Tall Ships

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour sails into Sydney Harbour with the fleet of Tall Ships as part of the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour sails into Sydney Harbour with the fleet of Tall Ships as part of the International Fleet Review 2013.

The Tall Ships Entry into Sydney Harbour on October 3 which kicked off the International Fleet Review had a distinctly Navy flavour.

Twenty ships a magnificent sight in Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Multi-National ships at anchor in Jervis Bay for the upcoming transit to Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Multi-National ships at anchor in Jervis Bay for the upcoming transit to Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

Twenty Royal Australian Navy and international warships are a magnificent sight in Jervis Bay 1-3 October 2013 only days before they sail for the very special fleet entry into Sydney Harbour.

Promoting cultural exchange, West African style

Published on by LEUT Tim Martin (author), LEUT Tim Martin (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Captain Clement E Atebi, CO NNS Thunder, greets Lieutenant Shane Cook. (photo: LEUT Tim Martin)

Captain Clement E Atebi, CO NNS Thunder, greets Lieutenant Shane Cook.

Lieutenant Shane “Cooky” Cook is a real ambassador for promoting cultural exchange. Having recently completed a PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP deployment, he is now aboard Nigerian Navy Ship Thunder as Visiting Ship’s Liaison Officer, and helping to acquaint his African friends with Australia.

Historic memorial mast made shipshape for Fleet Review

Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Band stand in formation as guests and media take part in a special ceremony for the rededication of the HMAS Sydney (I) mast, at Bradleys Head. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Royal Australian Navy Band stand in formation as guests and media take part in a special ceremony for the rededication of the HMAS Sydney (I) mast, at Bradleys Head.

The Royal Australian Navy and the NSW Government today unveiled the restored mast of HMAS Sydney (I) – one of Australia’s most important monuments to ships and crew lost in war – at Bradleys Head on Sydney Harbour.

Navy Band in high demand before IFR

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

The Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band entertains the crowd at Kingston’s Oliebollen Festival. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

The Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band entertains the crowd at Kingston’s Oliebollen Festival.

As well as performing in a concert and its participation in a street parade, both to help celebrate Tall Ships Hobart as a lead-up to the IFR, the Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band also fitted in a performance at the annual Oliebollen Festival at Kingston.

Sailors of South Pacific cast salute Royal Australian Navy

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

The musical cast from the theatre production South Pacific, currently showing at the Sydney Opera House, on the wharf with Ship's Company of HMAS Huon at HMAS Waterhen. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

The musical cast from the theatre production South Pacific, currently showing at the Sydney Opera House, on the wharf with Ship's Company of HMAS Huon at HMAS Waterhen.

The musical cast of South Pacific, currently showing at the Sydney Opera House, shared a salute last week with the crew of HMAS Huon as both prepared for the International Fleet Review (IFR) in Sydney this week.

Inaugural ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Creswell hosts a multi-national fleet anchored in Jervis Bay for the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting - Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Creswell hosts a multi-national fleet anchored in Jervis Bay for the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting - Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise.

The inaugural ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) Maritime Security Field Training Exercise commenced yesterday in and around Jervis Bay and the East Australian Exercise Area.

Excitement builds as Broome makes way for an ‘explosive’ IFR

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

LSBM Margo Stanmore practices to 'cheer ship' at the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review while HMAS Broome makes a short stop in Moreteon Bay on her way to Sydney.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

LSBM Margo Stanmore practices to 'cheer ship' at the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review while HMAS Broome makes a short stop in Moreteon Bay on her way to Sydney.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Attack Five is using its transit between Cairns and Sydney to prepare for the key role it will play in the International Fleet Review Pyrotechnics and Light-show Spectacular on Sydney Harbour next weekend.