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Navy exercises Freedom of Entry to the City of Darwin

Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author), LAC Terry Hartin (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra exercises their right to Freedom of Entry to the city of Darwin, providing the Darwin City Council representative their Freedom of City scroll. (photo: LAC Terry Hartin)

HMAS Coonawarra exercises their right to Freedom of Entry to the city of Darwin, providing the Darwin City Council representative their Freedom of City scroll.

Hundreds of Darwin residents turned out to welcome the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy as they exercised their right of Freedom of Entry to the city yesterday.

Legacy says 'Thank You' to NHQ Tasmania

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Legatee Peter Woolford presents CMDR Stacey Porter (CO NHQ Tasmania) with a Certificate of Appreciation following Navy’s efforts during Legacy’s annual fundraising activities in Tasmania. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Legatee Peter Woolford presents CMDR Stacey Porter (CO NHQ Tasmania) with a Certificate of Appreciation following Navy’s efforts during Legacy’s annual fundraising activities in Tasmania.

Personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania recently joined a team of volunteers collecting for Hobart Legacy around the city’s CBD and neighbouring shopping centres. In an outstanding effort, the Navy team collected well over $1000 on their first day of volunteering.

Welcome mat rolled out by Success

Published on by LEUT Joseph McKay (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN hosted a welcome reception for foreign navy ships visiting Sydney for the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN hosted a welcome reception for foreign navy ships visiting Sydney for the International Fleet Review 2013.

On the evening of 4 October, HMAS Success had the honour and privilege to assist the Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), RADM Tim Barrett, in hosting a welcome Reception for the International Fleet Review onboard the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Ship.

Spoils shared at IFR Sports Carnival and Sailing Regatta

Published on by LEUT Emma Williams (author), AB Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), LS Peter Thompson (photographer), LS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Nigerian crew from ship NNS Thunder win the tug of war at the combined navies sporting competition held at Randwick Barracks.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Nigerian crew from ship NNS Thunder win the tug of war at the combined navies sporting competition held at Randwick Barracks.

Everyone was a winner and lots of fun was had at the International Fleet Review Sports Carnival and Sailing Regatta this week. 

RAN hosts Royal Navy of Oman officers

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LEUT Alec Fieldsend (author), LCDR Ludovic Miller (photographer)

Sub-Lieutenant Al Kharusi and Sub-Lieutenant Al Rasbi from the Royal Omani Navy 'thumbs up' after their first visit to Diego Garcia. (photo: LCDR Ludovic Miller)

Sub-Lieutenant Al Kharusi and Sub-Lieutenant Al Rasbi from the Royal Omani Navy 'thumbs up' after their first visit to Diego Garcia.

Joining HMAS Newcastle for her return voyage to Australia from the Middle East Area of Operations were Royal Navy of Oman Sub-Lieutenants, Zaid Nasser Rashid Al Kharusi and Abdul Rahim Mohammed Khamis Al Rasbi.

Task Force 72 on display

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

Mr Jim Warren from Adelaide with his model of the Daring-class destroyer HMAS Vampire (II) on display during the IFR. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Mr Jim Warren from Adelaide with his model of the Daring-class destroyer HMAS Vampire (II) on display during the IFR.

While there were dozens of large warships in and around Garden Island during the International Fleet Review, there was also a sizeable fleet of 1:72 scale models on display.

Thunder enjoyed down under during International Fleet Review

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

Nigerian sailors Able Seaman Yusuf Korau, Sub Lieutenant Gideon Gwaza and Petty Officer Emmanuel Solomo on NNS Thunder in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Nigerian sailors Able Seaman Yusuf Korau, Sub Lieutenant Gideon Gwaza and Petty Officer Emmanuel Solomo on NNS Thunder in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

Africa was represented at the International Fleet Review by just one ship, but that ship has a history any navy crew could be proud of.

HMAS Parramatta continues strong and meaningful connection with Parramatta

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

(L-R) Reviewing Officer CDRE Michael Noonan, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Paul Garrard, CO HMAS Parramatta (IV), CMDR Scott Cannell is given the key to the City of Parramatta by the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid after the Freedom of Entry march through (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

(L-R) Reviewing Officer CDRE Michael Noonan, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Paul Garrard, CO HMAS Parramatta (IV), CMDR Scott Cannell is given the key to the City of Parramatta by the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid after the Freedom of Entry march through

The City of Parramatta paid tribute to the service of men and women from all ships that have carried the Parramatta name in a wreath laying ceremony at the HMAS Parramatta (I) memorial at Queens Wharf Park this week.

Admirals aloft

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

RADM Mick Uzzell nearing the top of the mast on STS Young Endeavour, with RADM Mark Campbell close behind, while POMT Darren Smith watches on. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

RADM Mick Uzzell nearing the top of the mast on STS Young Endeavour, with RADM Mark Campbell close behind, while POMT Darren Smith watches on.

Two Royal Australian Navy admirals had just completed what would undoubtedly be one of the most exhilarating climbs a person could do - scaling the forward mast of Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour while she was underway in Sydney Harbour, during the International Fleet Review.

Sailors march into history

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Guard march past Sydney Town Hall and salute the reviewing officer, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO.  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Royal Australian Navy Guard march past Sydney Town Hall and salute the reviewing officer, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO.

More than 3000 sailors marched into the hearts and minds of the Australian public when they conducted a Combined Navy parade through Sydney yesterday, bringing down the curtain on the spectacular International Fleet Review celebrations.