Section: Events

ABCD Rowan King and his Pop, AB John Smith visit Garden Island

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

WWII sailor Mr John Smith with his grandson Able Seaman Clearance Diver Rowan King at Fleet Base East, Sydeny during the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

WWII sailor Mr John Smith with his grandson Able Seaman Clearance Diver Rowan King at Fleet Base East, Sydeny during the International Fleet Review.

A former HMAS Shepparton (I) veteran went back to Garden Island for the first time since WWII on October 4 with his grandson who he’d influenced to join the Navy.

FSS Micronesia IFR visit

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (author)

Lieutenant Erikson Peter, Chief Petty Officer Sirel James and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Gary Ioanis of Micronesia Police Maritime Wing in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Lieutenant Erikson Peter, Chief Petty Officer Sirel James and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Gary Ioanis of Micronesia Police Maritime Wing in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

Among the dozens of warships, big and small, gracing Sydney Harbour during IFR, there was one crewed by policemen rather than sailors.

HMAS Perth (I) survivors visit IFR

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

WWII sailors from HMAS Perth (I) Lieutenant Gavin Campbell, 92, of Denistone, NSW; Able Seaman Frank McGovern, 94, of North Randwick, NSW; and Able Seaman David Manning, 90 of Mount Helen, Vic.  (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

WWII sailors from HMAS Perth (I) Lieutenant Gavin Campbell, 92, of Denistone, NSW; Able Seaman Frank McGovern, 94, of North Randwick, NSW; and Able Seaman David Manning, 90 of Mount Helen, Vic.

Survivors of HMAS Perth (I) went to sea again yesterday to observe IFR warships in Sydney Harbour.

Sydney celebrates 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

The Sydney sky line comes alive during the Pyrotechnics Display and Lightshow Spectacular for the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

The Sydney sky line comes alive during the Pyrotechnics Display and Lightshow Spectacular for the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review 2013.

A pyrotechnics and lightshow spectacular was promised and what a show it was.

Sydney Harbour was transformed into a tribute to the Navy as the city stopped to commemorate 100 years since the first Royal Australian Navy Fleet sailed through Sydney Heads in 1913.

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.