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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.

Indigenous performers take centre stage at Sydney Opera House

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Navy's Indigenous Performance Group perform at the Chief of Navy's reception for the International Fleet Review 2013 held at Sydney Opera House.  (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Navy's Indigenous Performance Group perform at the Chief of Navy's reception for the International Fleet Review 2013 held at Sydney Opera House.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Indigenous Performance Group conducted their first official performance at the Sydney Opera House during the International Fleet Review.

Naval diplomacy in action at Sea Power Conference 2013

Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, Admiral Cecil Haney, spoke to attendees concerning global security at the 2013 Sea Power Conference held at the Sydney Convention Centre. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, Admiral Cecil Haney, spoke to attendees concerning global security at the 2013 Sea Power Conference held at the Sydney Convention Centre.

The Royal Australian Navy 2013 Sea Power Conference formed a key part of the International Fleet Review commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first arrival in Sydney of Royal Australian Navy warships.

Navy's finest hour

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

HMAS Sydney leads the re-enactment of the First Fleet entry in Sydney Harbour from 1913 as part of the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

HMAS Sydney leads the re-enactment of the First Fleet entry in Sydney Harbour from 1913 as part of the International Fleet Review 2013.

HMAS Sydney (IV) led an armada of international warships through Sydney Heads to the delight of more than a million spectators.

HMAS Yarra's IFR pride

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMA Ships Darwin, Perth and Parramatta sail in formation during the Ceremonial Fleet Review on Sydney Harbour while HMAS Yarra (IV) prepares for their turn to be reviewed. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

HMA Ships Darwin, Perth and Parramatta sail in formation during the Ceremonial Fleet Review on Sydney Harbour while HMAS Yarra (IV) prepares for their turn to be reviewed.

While a last-minute minor defect prevented HMAS Yarra (IV) from joining the Fleet Entry procession, nothing could deny her crew’s feelings of immense pride during the International Fleet Review.

Defence launches book on Nulka missile decoy

Published on by Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP (author), ABIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

The Nulka active missile decoy was conceived by DSTO and built under an Australian-US collaboration program. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

The Nulka active missile decoy was conceived by DSTO and built under an Australian-US collaboration program.

A book covering the development of an Australian innovation that has contributed significantly to Naval ship protection has been launched by Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP.