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Vice Admiral Tim Barrett

Chief of Navy

Chief of the Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1976 as a Seaman Officer and later specialised in aviation. He assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy on 1 July 2014. A dual-qualified officer, Vice Admiral Barrett served in Her Majesty's Australian (HMA) Ships Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and HMS Orkney as a Seaman Officer and then as Flight Commander in HMA Ships Stalwart, Adel

About Ship

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Commander Phillip Andrew Henry was born in Roxburgh, New Zealand in 1968. He initially joined the Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserves in 1985, before joining the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1989 as a Seaman Officer. After initial training, he served in HMNZ Ships Canterbury and Tui before qualifying as a Navigating Officer in 1992. He then served at sea as Navigating Officer of HMNZ Ships So

The Indian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy have a proud history of partnership. This cooperation between our two forces continues to grow and includes trips by Indian

About Band

The Royal Australian Navy Band

The Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney consists of approximately 50 full time musicians under the musical direction of Lieutenant Matthew Klohs, and is complemented by a number of Naval Reserve musicians as required. The Sydney band has a strong national and international focus and maintains versatile musical capabilities, specialising in the delivery of ceremonial music, traditional and contemporary wind music and popular music genres. In recent years members of the Sydney band have participated in a number of overseas deployments including to the Middle East, Turkey (Gallipoli), Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands; to locations all around the world aboard Royal Australian Navy ships; and to musical gatherings such as military tattoos in Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, China, Hong Kong a

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About Chief of the Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett

Chief of Navy

Chief of the Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1976 as a Seaman Officer and later specialised in aviation. He assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy on 1 July 2014. A dual-qualified officer, Vice Admiral Barrett served in Her Majesty's Australian (HMA) Ships Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and HMS Orkney as a Seaman Officer and then as Flight Commander in HMA Ships Stalwart, Adelaide and Canberra. His staff appointments include Deputy Director Air Warfare Development, Director Naval Officer's Postings and Director General of Defence Force Recruiting. He has served as Commanding Officer 817 Squadron, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Australian Navy Aviation Group, Commander Border Protection Command and most recently as Commander Australian Fleet. Receiving a Conspicuous Service Cross in 2006 for his achievements in naval aviation, Vice Admiral Barrett became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for his service as Director Naval Officers' Postings and Commander Navy Aviation Group. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014 for his leadership of Border Protection Command and the Australian Fleet. Vice Admiral Barrett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and History and a Masters of Defence Studies, both from the University of New South Wales. He recently completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Vice Admiral Barrett and his wife Jenny have two daughters.

About HMAS Darwin

HMAS Darwin HMAS Darwin
Length Beam Draught NRT GRT
139m, 14m 7m 4200T 4200T
HMAS Darwin is a long-range escort frigate that undertakes roles including area air defence, anti-submarine warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction. The Ship is capable of countering simultaneous threats from the air, surface and sub-surface. Darwin and her five sister frigates HMA Ships Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle were the first Royal Australian Navy ships to be powered by gas turbines for its main propulsion. This, combined with a modern repair by replacement policy, has allowed both a reduced complement and a high availability for sea. Darwin can be underway from cold in 30 minutes. In addition, two forward mounted retractable auxiliary propulsion units provide a secondary means of propulsion plus excellent manoeuvrability in confined waters. Darwin's principal weapons are the Standard medium range anti-aircraft missile and Harpoon anti-ship missile, both of which are launched from the Mk 13 launcher on the forecastle. A 76 mm gun to counter both aircraft and surface threats is fitted forward of the funnel and one 20 mm Phalanx close-in weapon system for anti-missile defence is located above the helicopter hangars. For long range anti-submarine tasks, Darwin is equipped with a flight deck and hangars for two Seahawk helicopters. The Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk is an all weather, twin engine, 3 crew helicopter. Its primary role is Undersea Warfare for which it carries a range of sonobuoys and can deliver up to two torpedoes. Other roles include over the horizon targeting, surveillance, boarding support, Search and Rescue (SAR) and utility operations. Its sensors include Radar, Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and a Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD). For close-in anti-submarine defence the ship is fitted with two Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes. The ship's sensor package includes long range radars for air and surface surveillance, electronic warfare surveillance sensors and the Australian Nulka Anti-Ship Missile Defence system. Darwin is also fitted with the Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS) with combined optical and infra-red sensors for detection and tracking. An Australian software based command and control system processes information as well as target data linked from other ships and aircraft. HMAS Darwin together with her sister ship Sydney have been deployed to the Persian Gulf a record five times in 1990, 1991, 1992, 2002 and 2004. Darwin was deployed to East Timor (Timor-Leste) in 1999 and was also involved in operations in the Solomon Islands in 2001. Our motto is 'Resurgent', our badge features the Phoenix.

Ship's Crest

Ship's Crest
Crest Photograph HMAS Darwin's crest depicts a golden phoenix on a black field, signifying the rebuilding of the city of Darwin after being devastated by Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Eve in 1974.
HMAS Darwin's crest depicts a golden phoenix on a black field, signifying the rebuilding of the city of Darwin after being devastated by Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Eve in 1974.

About Commanding Officer

Commander Phillip Andrew Henry was born in Roxburgh, New Zealand in 1968. He initially joined the Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserves in 1985, before joining the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1989 as a Seaman Officer. After initial training, he served in HMNZ Ships Canterbury and Tui before qualifying as a Navigating Officer in 1992. He then served at sea as Navigating Officer of HMNZ Ships Southland, Wellington, Endeavour and Resolution. In 1998, Commander Henry attended the Principal Warfare Officer course in Sydney qualifying as a Surface Warfare Officer. Returning to New Zealand, he spent two years as the Operations Officer of HMNZS Canterbury. During his service with the RNZN, Commander Henry saw operational service in Bougainville, Persian Gulf and Timor Leste. In 2001, Commander Henry commenced a two year exchange service with the Royal Australian Navy, serving as Warfare Officer in HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart. In 2003, Commander Henry elected to join the Royal Australian Navy and after initial service at sea in HMAS Anzac, he joined the Maritime Headquarters as the Operations Coordinator. Returning to sea in 2005, Commander Henry served as Executive Officer of HMA Ships Melbourne and Adelaide. In 2008, Commander Henry joined the staff of Headquarters Joint Operations Command in Canberra working in the Global Plans arena, planning Australian Defence Force operations being conducted in the Middle East at that time. In 2009, Commander Henry attended the Australian Command and Staff Course, gaining a Masters in Maritime Studies, before assuming the position of Officer Commanding of a training Squadron at the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2010. In Jan 2011, Commander Henry joined the RAN’s Strategic Headquarters as Deputy Director Capability Workforce Reviews, where he worked to ensure the workforce of the RAN meets the capability requirements in the future. For the last 6 months of 2013 Commander Henry returned to sea as the Executive Officer of HMAS Sirius, before deploying to the Middle East Region in 2014 as the Australian Senior National Representative at the Combined Maritime Force HQ located in Bahrain. Immediately prior to joining HMAS Darwin, Commander Henry was the Adelaide class Capability Support Manager. Commander Henry assumed command of HMAS Darwin in Jun 15. Commander Henry enjoys life in Canberra with his wife and four children, when not at sea. He enjoys rugby, still occasionally pulling on the boots for the Navy “Old Salts”.

The Indian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy have a proud history of partnership. This cooperation between our two forces continues to grow and includes trips by Indian Navy ships to Australia, joint membership in the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium and recent Royal Australian Navy participation in exercises with the Eastern Fleet. Events like this International Fleet Review help foster understanding and mutual support between us and the crew of HMAS Darwin and I are excited to be your guests. We look forward to experiencing your hospitality, the development of mutual trust and continuing to build the ‘bridges of friendship’ with our maritime partner, India.

Participating Delegates

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Christopher Clarke Lieutenant Delegate Australia

Achievements/Participation

East Timor 1999 Persian Gulf 2002-2003 Iraq 2003

About Band

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The Royal Australian Navy Band

The Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney consists of approximately 50 full time musicians under the musical direction of Lieutenant Matthew Klohs, and is complemented by a number of Naval Reserve musicians as required. The Sydney band has a strong national and international focus and maintains versatile musical capabilities, specialising in the delivery of ceremonial music, traditional and contemporary wind music and popular music genres. In recent years members of the Sydney band have participated in a number of overseas deployments including to the Middle East, Turkey (Gallipoli), Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands; to locations all around the world aboard Royal Australian Navy ships; and to musical gatherings such as military tattoos in Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, China, Hong Kong and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland. Members of the band also frequently travel to naval establishments all around Australia supporting Navy ceremonies and events. The Sydney band maintains a very busy schedule with a strong community focus, performing at many public events throughout Sydney and New South Wales. These include school concerts, community music festivals, local commemorative services, charity events and large sporting events. Key capabilities of the band are its ceremonial ensemble - including its bugle, drum corps, and fanfare capabilities and wind orchestra. Extending its reach are its high-energy rock band, jazz groups and Big Band - The Admiral's Own, and wind chamber ensembles - The Commodores, consisting of wind and brass combinations including quintets, quartets, trios and small vocal ensembles.

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