International Fleet Review 2013
10 Oct 2013|

Australian War Ships sail through Sydney Harbour and pass by HMAS Leeuwin to be reviewed by Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, during the International Fleet Review 2013.

Australian War Ships sail through Sydney Harbour and pass by HMAS Leeuwin to be reviewed by Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, during the International Fleet Review 2013. *** Local Caption *** Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia received a Royal Salute from the 37 warships berthed around Sydney Harbour during the Royal Australian Navy’s Ceremonial Fleet Review.

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales joined the Governor-General onboard reviewing ship HMAS Leeuwin for the official inspection of the ships. Also embarked on Leeuwin was Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Tony Abbott MP and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN.

In her role of Reviewing Officer, the Governor General received a Royal Salute from each warship, which “manned and cheered ship” to show respect.

The International Fleet Review (IFR) commemorated the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet into Sydney Harbour on 4 October 1913. It was the nation’s most significant commemorative naval event in the past 100 years.