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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tickets are selling at pace for the International Fleet Review Warship Open Days in Sydney Harbour, with one opportunity to see international warships already sold out.
Photographers and visual artists are invited to enter The International Fleet Review (IFR) Online Art and Photographic Competitions, for a chance to prizes up to $4,000.
Director of the 2013 International Fleet Review, Captain Nick Bramwell, has congratulated Australian naval artist Ian Hansen who has been awarded the International Fleet Review Art Commission to paint the commemorative re-enactment for the centenary of the arrival of the First Australian Fleet Unit into Sydney Harbour.
Royal Australian Navy personnel supporting the Command Information Centre during the International Fleet Review were put through their paces during a scenario based exercise.