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article imageFantastic Sydney navy show lights up Sydney Harbour

By Paul Wallis     Oct 5, 2013 in World
Sydney - Sydney knows how to put on a show, but she outdid herself tonight with a bit of help from the Royal Australian Navy. It’s the centennial of the birth of the RAN, and there are ships from around the world in town to celebrate.
HMAS Sydney had led the fleet of 70 warships and tall ships in to the Harbour yesterday, and after the International Fleet Review by the Governor General and Prince Harry, the stage was set for the big show. Prince Harry, on his first official trip to Australia, proved that his brother’s ability to communicate with crowds must be genetic.
ABC Australia put the show to air live. The Opera House sails were used as the local drive in screen, with the history of the Navy shown on them.
Royal Australian Navy
The Australian ships were then lit up and began letting off their fireworks.
The documentary was visible clear around the Harbour. (If you don’t know the place, it’s a natural amphitheatre, and sound travels brilliantly around the foreshore.) As the documentary part of the show ended, an RAN bugler played taps. Then came the real fireworks show, some excellent music from the RAN band, and what may well be a new level of achievement for Sydney Harbour fireworks, delivered flawlessly by the RAN, organizers and technical crews.
HMAS Gascoyne is front and centre in Sydney Harbour during the Lightshow Spectacular as part of the ...
HMAS Gascoyne is front and centre in Sydney Harbour during the Lightshow Spectacular as part of the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review 2013.
POIS Paul Berry
One thing is absolutely certain: Every media photographer in Sydney will be recharging their cameras. There was so much to shoot, it was absurd. ABC Australia managed to get some fantastic shots, and Sydney Morning Herald and The Daily Telegraph weighed in with more shots.
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