HMS Daring at heart of Australia’s naval celebration

HMS Daring in Sydney Harbour

HMS Daring in Sydney Harbour

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ROYAL Navy sailors have taken their place at the heart of a major celebration for the Australian navy’s 100th anniversary.

Portsmouth-based HMS Daring is in Sydney for an International Fleet Review, as part of her first world tour.

Against the backdrop of the city’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the Type 45 destroyer took her place for the start of the celebrations.

HMS Daring was one of around 40 warships, 16 tall ships, and more than 60 aircraft to take part in the International Fleet Review.

She sailed into the harbour alongside HMNZS Te Mana from New Zealand and India’s INS Sahyadri.

On Tuesday, the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Angus Essenhigh, will represent the Royal Navy at a memorial service for all members of the Royal Australian Navy killed in the last 100 years.

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