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International Fleet Review begins

This article has photo gallery Published on by Senator the Hon. David Johnston Minister for Defence (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The first of the Australian Warships pass Bradleys Head, HMAS Sydney (I) mast head, on their way into Sydney Harbour as part of The International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The first of the Australian Warships pass Bradleys Head, HMAS Sydney (I) mast head, on their way into Sydney Harbour as part of The International Fleet Review 2013.

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the entry of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review.

Indigenous sailors spearhead Tall Ships

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour sails into Sydney Harbour with the fleet of Tall Ships as part of the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour sails into Sydney Harbour with the fleet of Tall Ships as part of the International Fleet Review 2013.

The Tall Ships Entry into Sydney Harbour on 3 October which kicked off the International Fleet Review had a distinctly Navy flavour.

Twenty ships a magnificent sight in Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Multi-National ships at anchor in Jervis Bay for the upcoming transit to Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Multi-National ships at anchor in Jervis Bay for the upcoming transit to Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

Twenty Royal Australian Navy and international warships are a magnificent sight in Jervis Bay 1-3 October 2013, only days before they sail for the very special fleet entry into Sydney Harbour.

Promoting cultural exchange, West African style

Published on by LEUT Tim Martin (author and photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Captain Clement E Atebi, CO NNS Thunder, greets Lieutenant Shane Cook. (photo: LEUT Tim Martin)

Captain Clement E Atebi, CO NNS Thunder, greets Lieutenant Shane Cook.

Lieutenant Shane ‘Cooky’ Cook is a real ambassador for promoting cultural exchange.

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 and 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.

NUSHIP Canberra aviation team prepares to be first of class

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), CMDR Paul Moggach (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra and HMS Illustrious' Air Departments in the Flying Control room of HMS Illustrious. (photo: CMDR Paul Moggach)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra and HMS Illustrious' Air Departments in the Flying Control room of HMS Illustrious.

The Air Department in the Royal Australian Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Canberra, has taken another step towards achieving operational capability following a period with the Royal Navy developing multi-spot helicopter operating procedures.

Warrant Officer of the Navy stops in on NUSQN 725

Published on by CPOATV Phil Copley (author), Mr Clark Pierce (photographer)

(L-R) LS Benjamin Elliott, WO-N Martin Holzberger, LSA Eammon O'Brien and LS Tyron Garrett talk about anti-submarine warfare improvements in the MH-60R helicopter. (photo: Mr Clark Pierce)

(L-R) LS Benjamin Elliott, WO-N Martin Holzberger, LSA Eammon O'Brien and LS Tyron Garrett talk about anti-submarine warfare improvements in the MH-60R helicopter.

Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N), WO Martin Holzberger has visited NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville, Florida to view the progress of MH-60R training and hear how the officers and sailors have integrated into the US Navy training system.