Section: Events

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.

Ceremonial Fleet Review lives up to all expectations

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Sydney leads HMA Ships Darwin, Perth, Parramatta, Bundaberg, Gascoyne, Diamantina and Huon into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Sydney leads HMA Ships Darwin, Perth, Parramatta, Bundaberg, Gascoyne, Diamantina and Huon into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review 2013.

From the 100 cadets cheering ships at Fort Denison right up to Governor-General Quentin Bryce aboard HMAS Leeuwin, the Ceremonial Fleet Review lived up to all expectations.

ABCD Rowan King and his Pop, AB John Smith visit Garden Island

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

WWII sailor Mr John Smith with his grandson Able Seaman Clearance Diver Rowan King at Fleet Base East, Sydeny during the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

WWII sailor Mr John Smith with his grandson Able Seaman Clearance Diver Rowan King at Fleet Base East, Sydeny during the International Fleet Review.

A former HMAS Shepparton (I) veteran went back to Garden Island for the first time since WWII on October 4 with his grandson who he’d influenced to join the Navy.

FSS Micronesia IFR visit

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

Lieutenant Erikson Peter, Chief Petty Officer Sirel James and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Gary Ioanis of Micronesia Police Maritime Wing in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Lieutenant Erikson Peter, Chief Petty Officer Sirel James and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Gary Ioanis of Micronesia Police Maritime Wing in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

Among the dozens of warships, big and small, gracing Sydney Harbour during IFR, there was one crewed by policemen rather than sailors.

HMAS Perth (I) survivors visit IFR

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

WWII sailors from HMAS Perth Lieutenant Gavin Campbell, 92, of Denistone, NSW, Able Seaman Frank McGovern, 94, of North Randwick, NSW and Able Seaman David Manning, 90 of Mount Helen, Vic.  (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

WWII sailors from HMAS Perth Lieutenant Gavin Campbell, 92, of Denistone, NSW, Able Seaman Frank McGovern, 94, of North Randwick, NSW and Able Seaman David Manning, 90 of Mount Helen, Vic.

Survivors of HMAS Perth (I) went to sea again yesterday to observe IFR warships in Sydney Harbour.

Sydney celebrates 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

The Sydney sky line comes alive during the Pyrotechnics Display and Lightshow Spectacular for the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

The Sydney sky line comes alive during the Pyrotechnics Display and Lightshow Spectacular for the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review 2013.

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.

Governor-General receives Royal Salute in official Fleet Review

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Governor General Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO inspects the Royal Australian Navy Guard at the commencement of the Ceremonial Fleet Review at Fleet Base East, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Governor General Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO inspects the Royal Australian Navy Guard at the commencement of the Ceremonial Fleet Review at Fleet Base East, New South Wales.

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.

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 October 3 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.