Topic: International Fleet Review

Tobruk sailors

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), Lauren Norton (photographer)

Able Seaman Cameron Eccleston and Seaman Scott Boothman on board HMAS Tobruk during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October. (photo: Lauren Norton)

Able Seaman Cameron Eccleston and Seaman Scott Boothman on board HMAS Tobruk during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October.

It was a case of being in the right place at the right time for three sailors of HMAS Tobruk.

Cadet support for IFR

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Albatross in Wollongong take a look at the ships in Darling Harbour during the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Albatross in Wollongong take a look at the ships in Darling Harbour during the International Fleet Review.

More than 300 Navy Cadets from around the country converged on Sydney for the once-in-a-life-time experience of the International Fleet Review.

AB Simon ‘Spike’ Jones

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

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW, in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW, in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

A former Wagga Wagga signwriter who gave up his job to join the Navy was one of 8000 sailors who took part in the IFR.

Medical officer on SPS Cantabria

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), Lauren Norton (photographer)

Ship's medical officer Lieutenant Luis Martinez, of the Spanish Defence Force, on ESPS Cantabria's flight deck during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October. (photo: Lauren Norton)

Ship's medical officer Lieutenant Luis Martinez, of the Spanish Defence Force, on ESPS Cantabria's flight deck during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October.

It’s pretty obvious LEUT Luis Cotarelo Martinex, of ESPS Cantabria, loves his job. A personable friendly character, he’s quick to say he’s not in the Navy but belongs to the Spanish Defence Department and his English is not good. He stresses he knows little about the inner machinations of the ship, yet his guided tour of her suggests otherwise, as does his command of the English language.

Ricky Martin visits HMAS Perth during International Fleet Review

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer)

International pop superstar Ricky Martin (centre) meets junior officers during his visit to HMAS Perth in Sydney. (From left) MIDN Lauren Angel, MIDN Jennifer Hall, SBLT Matthew Bell, MIDN Stephanie Nadalini, MIDN Samantha Randell and MIDN Matthew Rae. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

International pop superstar Ricky Martin (centre) meets junior officers during his visit to HMAS Perth in Sydney. (From left) MIDN Lauren Angel, MIDN Jennifer Hall, SBLT Matthew Bell, MIDN Stephanie Nadalini, MIDN Samantha Randell and MIDN Matthew Rae.

International pop superstar Ricky Martin was swept up in the International Fleet Review fever gripping Sydney when he visited HMAS Perth (III) during IFR.

Welcome mat rolled out by Success

Published on by LEUT Joseph McKay (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN hosted a welcome reception for foreign navy ships visiting Sydney for the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN hosted a welcome reception for foreign navy ships visiting Sydney for the International Fleet Review 2013.

On the evening of 4 October, HMAS Success had the honour and privilege to assist the Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), RADM Tim Barrett, in hosting a welcome Reception for the International Fleet Review onboard the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Ship.

Spoils shared at IFR Sports Carnival and Sailing Regatta

Published on by LEUT Emma Williams (author), AB Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), LS Peter Thompson (photographer), LS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Nigerian crew from ship NNS Thunder win the tug of war at the combined navies sporting competition held at Randwick Barracks.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Nigerian crew from ship NNS Thunder win the tug of war at the combined navies sporting competition held at Randwick Barracks.

Everyone was a winner and lots of fun was had at the International Fleet Review Sports Carnival and Sailing Regatta this week. 

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.

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.