Section: Events

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.

Australian officer joins Indian ship INS Sahyadri for the International Fleet Review

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LCDR Watson (middle) is shown aboard by officers of INS Sahyadri, LCDR Pradeep Raja (left) and LCDR Santosh Kumar Mohanta (right). (photo: Unknown)

LCDR Watson (middle) is shown aboard by officers of INS Sahyadri, LCDR Pradeep Raja (left) and LCDR Santosh Kumar Mohanta (right).

Lieutenant Commander Jamie Watson has joined Indian warship INS Sahyadri, commanded by Captain Sanjay Vatsayan, in Fremantle ahead of the International Fleet Review.

International Fleet Review to welcome Prince Harry

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter flies with a large International Fleet Review flag in Sydney Harbour.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter flies with a large International Fleet Review flag in Sydney Harbour.

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales will attend the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review in Sydney next month. 

Tall Ships Hobart Festival builds excitement for IFR

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(L-R) LCDR Gavin Dawe (XO NHQ Tas and skipper of Young Endeavour), Lara Giddings MP, Premier of Tasmania and CMDR Stacey Porter, CO NHQ Tasmania at the official launch of Tall Ships Hobart 2013. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

(L-R) LCDR Gavin Dawe (XO NHQ Tas and skipper of Young Endeavour), Lara Giddings MP, Premier of Tasmania and CMDR Stacey Porter, CO NHQ Tasmania at the official launch of Tall Ships Hobart 2013.

Eight Sydney-bound tall ships, including our own Young Endeavour, docked in Hobart on Friday for the five-day Tall Ships Hobart 2013 Festival.

Back to the Future: 1913 reporting of Australia’s Fleet Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), Sydney Morning Herald (author)

Page 5 of the Sydney Morning Herald on 6 October 1913. (photo: N/A)

Page 5 of the Sydney Morning Herald on 6 October 1913.

In 1913, in an age before camera-mounted helicopters and 24/7 media reporting, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on the 1913 Fleet Entry into Sydney Harbour on pages 5-6 of its October 6 edition, two days after the Fleet’s actual arrival.

Old friend helps Navy remember its fixed-wing history

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), ABIS Hayley Clarke (photographer)

Air Commodore Steve Moore, representing the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) shakes hands with Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett to signify the official handover of the TA-4 Skyhawk during the ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Air Commodore Steve Moore, representing the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) shakes hands with Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett to signify the official handover of the TA-4 Skyhawk during the ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

A TA-4G Skyhawk fighter jet was formally presented to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum by the Royal New Zealand Air Force in a ceremony on 19th September.