International Fleet Review begins in Sydney Harbour

International Fleet Review begins in Sydney Harbour

Sydney has welcomed the Royal Australian Navy into Sydney Harbour, to mark the beginning of celebrations, marking the 100th anniversary of the first arrival of the Royal Australian Navy to Sydney, in October 1913.

The International Fleet Review will feature more than 40 warships and 16 tall ships, along with 60 aircrafts, 10 military bands, and 8000 sailors.

Prince Harry is scheduled to acompany Governor-General Quentin Bryce as reviewing office, taking the royal salute from Australian and visiting warships.

NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says Sydney is expecting around1.7 million people over the 8 days, and 1.4 million visitors during the long wekend alone.

Ms Berejiklian added to meet demand, an extra 4000 bus services and 1000 train services have been added to the time table, for the big nautical celebration.

The celebration runs from today until next Friday.

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