New App floated
The Royal Australian Navy has launched an app specially designed to help spectators at the International Fleet Review (IFR) next month.
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The app will have information on the large number of related events occurring in and around Sydney Harbour from 3-11 October, including the IFR Warship Open Days.
Director of the IFR, Captain Nick Bramwell said the International Fleet Review celebrates the centenary of the first Royal Australian Navy fleet entry into Sydney.
“It is fitting that we’re commemorating our history, while utilising the technology available today,” Captain Bramwell said.
† “The IFR 2013 app provides ready access to all the information on the IFR and events in which people are invited to participate. It tells people about the best vantage points to watch the IFR fireworks and lightshow spectacular, as well as information on when many of the ships will be open to the public.”
Captain Bramwell said the app gave details of the combined fleet entry into Sydney Harbour, the ceremonial review and the parade of more than 4,000 sailors up George Street.
“We have also included information about all participating Australian and international warships, tall ships, military and historic aircraft, military bands, and general information about the IFR,” he said.
Captain Bramwell said a selection of warships would be open at Barangaroo and Garden Island for members of the public to share in the celebrations, and the app provided a link to purchase tickets for the IFR Warship Open Days on 6 and 7 October.
More than 40 warships and 16 tall ships from 18 nations, plus 8,000 naval personnel will take part in the IFR, which is being staged in partnership with the NSW State Government and City of Sydney Council.
Edition 378, 10 September 2013