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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.

Navy stars at Pacific 2013

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

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN addresses the Pacific 2013 Welcome Breakfast and Official Opening Ceremony at the Sydney Convention Centre. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN addresses the Pacific 2013 Welcome Breakfast and Official Opening Ceremony at the Sydney Convention Centre.

More than 500 sailors flocked to the exhibition hall to gain an insight into some of the new technologies that the Navy and our coalition partners will absorb in the coming decade.

NPC Shore Patrol at IFR

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

Naval Police Coxswains Leading Seaman Neil Herron and Petty Officer Renee Young maintain security at the Garden Island ferry terminal during the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Naval Police Coxswains Leading Seaman Neil Herron and Petty Officer Renee Young maintain security at the Garden Island ferry terminal during the International Fleet Review.

While thousands of sailors were out sightseeing and enjoying Sydney, a dedicated team of Naval Police Coxswains (NPC) were working around the clock to safeguard the safety and security of Garden Island and visiting ships sailors.

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 LCDR 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.