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.
In a day to remember for those in and out of uniform, the Royal Australian Navy’s past, present and future was feted on Sydney Harbour.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the entry of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review.
The Tall Ships Entry into Sydney Harbour on October 3 which kicked off the International Fleet Review had a distinctly Navy flavour.
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.
Lieutenant Shane “Cooky” Cook is a real ambassador for promoting cultural exchange. Having recently completed a PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP deployment, he is now aboard Nigerian Navy Ship Thunder as Visiting Ship’s Liaison Officer, and helping to acquaint his African friends with Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.