Section: Events

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.

Warship open days selling out

Published on by LCDR Victoria Rendall (RNZN) (author)

Flagship of 1913 festivities, HMAS Australia hosted interested visitors during their open day. (Sydney Mail, 8th October 1913) (photo: Unknown)

Flagship of 1913 festivities, HMAS Australia hosted interested visitors during their open day. (Sydney Mail, 8th October 1913)

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.

Australian Defence Credit Union and International Fleet Review launch competitions

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell and Chief Executive Officer Australian Defence Credit Union, John Ford, co-sign a sponsorship agreement for the IFR Photographic and Arts Competition. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell and Chief Executive Officer Australian Defence Credit Union, John Ford, co-sign a sponsorship agreement for the IFR Photographic and Arts Competition.

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.

International Fleet Review artist commissioned

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

(L-R) Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell, Mr Alan Woolford CEO QinetiQ Australia, Mr Ian Hansen Commissioned Artist and RAN Director Public Relations and Marketing for the IFR CMDR Nick Hart. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

(L-R) Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell, Mr Alan Woolford CEO QinetiQ Australia, Mr Ian Hansen Commissioned Artist and RAN Director Public Relations and Marketing for the IFR CMDR Nick Hart.

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.

IFR personnel fly through testing time

Published on by LCDR Victoria Rendall (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Leading Senior Constable Michael Morris, ABCIS Rebecca O'Keefe, Philip Holliday, Richard Lorraine Lieutenant Nathan Cole, Andre Uljee in the IFR Command Information Centre. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Leading Senior Constable Michael Morris, ABCIS Rebecca O'Keefe, Philip Holliday, Richard Lorraine Lieutenant Nathan Cole, Andre Uljee in the IFR Command Information Centre.

Royal Australian Navy personnel supporting the Command Information Centre during the International Fleet Review were put through their paces during a scenario based exercise.

Navy takes to the sky to promote the International Fleet Review

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West and Mr Ben Wickham (author)

A Navy Seahawk and Squirrel conduct a flag flypast over Sydney Harbour to promote the International Fleet Review.  (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

A Navy Seahawk and Squirrel conduct a flag flypast over Sydney Harbour to promote the International Fleet Review.

Two Royal Australian Navy helicopters gave Sydney's beach-goers their first taste of the International Fleet Review on the weekend, when they conducted a series of fly-overs in the city.