Section: Events

INS Sahyadri IFR visit

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

Indian sailors on INS Sahyadri Petty Officer Uttam Kushwaha, Lieutenant Pramendra Yadav and Leading Seaman Sunil Rana in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Indian sailors on INS Sahyadri Petty Officer Uttam Kushwaha, Lieutenant Pramendra Yadav and Leading Seaman Sunil Rana in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

"Visiting Sydney is one of my dreams come true,” said PO Uttam Kushwaha, a gun maintainer in INS Sahyadri, the Indian Navy’s newest ship.

HMS Daring IFR visit

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

Bristish sailors from HMS Daring Petty Officer Roy Fenwick, Lieutenant Alex Tuckwood, and Leading Seaman Katherine Marsh in Sydney during the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Bristish sailors from HMS Daring Petty Officer Roy Fenwick, Lieutenant Alex Tuckwood, and Leading Seaman Katherine Marsh in Sydney during the International Fleet Review.

One ship that travelled the furthest to attend IFR was also one of the newest.

Band on Ferry

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

A saxophone quintet from the RAN Band's Adelaide Detachment make an entertaining change on the morning ferry between Circular Quay and Manly in the lead up to the IFR. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

A saxophone quintet from the RAN Band's Adelaide Detachment make an entertaining change on the morning ferry between Circular Quay and Manly in the lead up to the IFR.

Sydney Harbour ferry passengers were surprised and entertained by the smooth sound of a saxophone as they stepped aboard during the IFR.

3-Pounder saluting guns

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), WOIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A ceremonial 21 gun salute from HMAS Sydney as she passes Bradley's Head is responded by the Garden Island Saluting Battery. (photo: WOIS Shane Cameron)

A ceremonial 21 gun salute from HMAS Sydney as she passes Bradley's Head is responded by the Garden Island Saluting Battery.

When a fleet of modern warships, boasting the very latest in missiles and equipment, entered Sydney Harbour on October 3, they were saluted by a battery of guns more than 100 years old.

All aboard for fleet family day

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

Thousands of Sydneysiders flock to see HMS Daring (pictured), HMAS Parramatta and USS Chosin during the warship open day at Barangaroo. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Thousands of Sydneysiders flock to see HMS Daring (pictured), HMAS Parramatta and USS Chosin during the warship open day at Barangaroo.

Despite Vice-Regal attendance, spectacular pyrotechnics displays and a Prince, the highlight for many visitors to the International Fleet Review was getting up close and personal with the technology of a modern Navy.

Ceremonial Fleet Review lives up to all expectations

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Sydney leads HMA Ships Darwin, Perth, Parramatta, Bundaberg, Gascoyne, Diamantina and Huon into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Sydney leads HMA Ships Darwin, Perth, Parramatta, Bundaberg, Gascoyne, Diamantina and Huon into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review 2013.

From the 100 cadets cheering ships at Fort Denison right up to Governor-General Quentin Bryce aboard HMAS Leeuwin, the Ceremonial Fleet Review lived up to all expectations.

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 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 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 CMDR 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.