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    2013 Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review, Sydney, Australia



    IFR 2013 - Schedule of Events

    Note: The following program is subject to change.

    22 October 2012
    •International Fleet Review (IFR) media launch. Location: HMAS Parramatta, Farm Cove.

    23 September to 2 October 2013
    •Royal Australian Navy Band recitals.

    2 October 2013
    •Warships rendezvous and passage to Jervis Bay.

    3 October 2013
    •Warships depart for passage to Sydney.
    •Tall ships entry. Location: Sydney Harbour.

    4 October 2013
    •Fleet entry. Location: Sydney Harbour.
    •Flypast by rotary and fixed winged aircraft. Location: Sydney Harbour.
    •Australian Surf Rowers League luncheon. Location: Sydney Opera House.

    5 October 2013
    •Dress ship. Location: Sydney Harbour.
    •Royal Australian Navy Band recitals.
    •Ceremonial Fleet Review. Location: Sydney Harbour.
    •Formation flypast by rotary and fixed winged aircraft. Location: Sydney Harbour.
    •Military demonstrations.
    •Dragon Boat races. Location: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.
    •Pyrotechnics and Lightshow. Location: Sydney Harbour.

    6 October 2013
    •Ships Open Day. Location: Fleet Base East, Garden Island/Barangaroo.
    •Interfaith Religious Service. Location: St Mary's Cathedral.

    7 October 2013
    •Opening of Sea Power Conference 2013 and Pacific Maritime Trade Show (Pacific 2013). Location: Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
    •Royal Australian Navy Band recitals.
    •Combined Navies Band concert (to be confirmed).
    •Ships Open Day. Location: Fleet Base East, Garden Island/Barangaroo.

    8 October 2013
    •Sea Power Conference 2013 and Pacific 2013 continue. Location: Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
    •Royal Australian Navy Band recitals.
    •Memorial Service. Location: Cenotaph, Martin Place.

    9 October 2013
    •Sea Power Conference 2013 and Pacific 2013 continue. Location: Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
    •Combined Navies Parade. Location: George Street - The Rocks to Town Hall.
    •Food Festival/BBQ for parade participants. Location: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour.
    •Sea Power Conference 2013. Location: Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
    •Twilight sailing with RAN Sailing Association. Location: Sydney Harbour.

    10 October 2013
    •Pacific 2013 continues. Location: Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
    •Tall ships depart. Location: Sydney Harbour.
    •Closing of Pacific 2013. Location: Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.

    11 October 2013
    •Warships depart. Location: Sydney Harbour.

    IFR 2013 - Schedule of Events | Royal Australian Navy


    In late 2011, the Chief of Navy (CN) - Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN extended an invitation to over 50 nations to send a warship and/or tall ship to participate in an International Fleet Review (IFR) to be held in Sydney from 3 - 11 October 2013. The Review is being held to commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet into Sydney. On 4 October 1913 the flagship, HMAS Australia, led the new Australian Fleet Unit comprising HMA Ships Melbourne, Sydney, Encounter, Warrego, Parramatta and Yarra into Sydney Harbour for the first time to be greeted by thousands of cheering citizens lining the foreshore. This was a moment of great national pride and importance, one recognised as a key indicator of Australia's progress towards national maturity.

    The IFR is a high profile international event and Navy's signature commemorative event for 2013. Planned in partnership with the NSW State Government and the City of Sydney, it is anticipated that approximately 40 visiting warships and 12 tall ships will participate in this historic event. The RAN Sea Power Conference 2013 and Pacific 2013 International Maritime Congress and Exposition, are also scheduled to take place at Darling Harbour from 7 October 2013 to coincide with the IFR.

    The current plan will see RAN and visiting warships rendezvousing in Jervis Bay, NSW by 2 October 2013 to conduct final preparations and briefings. The formal aspects of the IFR will commence with all tall ships entering Sydney Harbour on Thursday 3 October 2013 and all warships entering on Friday 4 October 2013 - exactly 100 years after the first RAN Fleet entry.

    The Ceremonial Review will take place on Saturday 5 October 2013. The Review will include a moving line of seven RAN ships to further symbolise the 1913 entry. The day's events are also likely to feature formation fly-pasts by fixed and rotary wing aircraft, naval displays and demonstrations, naval gun salutes, dragon boat races and naval band performances, and will culminate in a spectacular evening pyrotechnics and light show on the harbour.

    Other activities being planned to occur during the week long celebrations, include a combined naval march through the Sydney CBD, ships open to the public, inter-navy sporting competitions, naval memorial and religious services, and a range of community and cultural events.

    The tall ships will depart on Thursday 10 October 2013 followed by the fleet departing on Friday 11 October 2013 to participate in Exercise TRITON CENTENARY in the East Australian Exercise Areas (EAXA).

    Visit the Schedule of Events page for a full listing of all planned events.

    The IFR is planned to be similar in scale and public impact to that experienced during the RAN 75th Anniversary in 1986 and the Bicentennial Naval Salute in 1988.

    More updates regarding IFR events and participating ships will be provided via this website. Enquiries can be emailed to: ifr.info@defence.gov.au.

    Royal Australian Navy warships

    The following RAN vessels will participate in the International Fleet Review 2013. Attending vessels will be listed once confirmed. Due to operational requirements, changes may occur.

    •HMAS Sydney (IV)
    •HMAS Darwin
    •HMAS Ballarat (II)
    •HMAS Parramatta (IV)
    •HMAS Perth (III)
    •HMAS Broome (II)
    •HMAS Bundaberg (II)
    •HMAS Farncomb
    •HMAS Success (II)
    •HMAS Tobruk (II)
    •HMAS Choules
    •HMAS Huon (II)
    •HMAS Diamantina (II)
    •HMAS Yarra (IV)
    •HMAS Labuan (II)
    •HMAS Tarakan (II)
    •HMAS Leeuwin
    •HMAS Benalla (II)
    •HMAS Shepparton (II)

    International warships

    The following countries have indicated their intention to participate in the International Fleet Review 2013. Attending vessels will be listed once confirmed. Due to operational requirements, changes may occur.

    Royal Brunei Navy (Tentera Laut Diraja Brunei)

    Royal Canadian Navy

    French Navy (Marine nationale)

    Indian Navy (Bhāratīya Nau Senā)

    Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut)

    Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (Kaijō Jieitai)

    Royal Malaysian Navy (Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia)

    Royal New Zealand Navy (Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa)

    Portugese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa)

    Republic of Singapore Navy (Angkatan Laut Republik Singapura)

    Spanish Navy (Armada Española)

    •SPS Cantabria (A 15)
    Republic of Korea Navy (Daehanminguk Haegun)

    Royal Thai Navy (กองทัพเรือ)

    Russian Navy (Voyenno-morskoy Flot Rossiyskoy Federatsii (VMF Rossii))

    Turkish Navy (Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri)

    Royal Navy

    United States Navy

    http://www.navy.gov.au/ifr




    Royal Australian Navy - 26 Mar 2013 - International Fleet Review 2013, and a sneak preview of the Imagination Australia proposal for the Pyrotechnics and Lightshow scheduled for Saturday 05 Oct 2013 on Sydney Harbour. — in Sydney, New South Wales.
    Last edited by xtemujin; 9th April 2013 at 03:01 PM.

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