Twenty Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and international warships have been in Jervis Bay for a few days before they sail for the very special fleet entry into Sydney Harbour.
Ships from Australia, Brunei, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, the UK and the USA have been anchored in the gorgeous Shoalhaven region awaiting their departure.
At 11am – 2:30pm on 5 October 2013 the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO will receive a Ceremonial Fleet Review. Then at 7.40pm – 8:10pm the public will be treated to a Fireworks and Lightshow Spectacular in Sydney Harbour like never seen before. In addition, Navy band performances, air displays, parades, memorial services, sailing regattas and ship open days will throughout Sydney 3–11 October 2013.
On Wednesday, October 2, Lady Denman Maritime Complex at Huskisson hosted a family day with food and music on the grounds of the complex to coincide with the fleet review, and there were twilight markets in White Sands Park, Huskisson from 1pm to 7pm.
M&G NSW have put together a few pictures of the ships in Jervis Bay, courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy.