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A tall ship and a war ship from the South have been to Australia to celebrate a special anniversary.

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Australian Navy birthday 'once in a life time' experience

HMS Daring with the Syndey Harbour Bridge in the background Credit: Royal Navy

Sailors representing the UK on board HMS Daring to celebrate the Royal Australian Navy's 100th birthday have described the experience as a 'once in a life time experience'.

The Portsmouth based, Type 45 destroyer has been open to the public for the past 2 days.

The Portsmouth based ship passes the Sydney Opera House Credit: Royal Navy

No other ship has travelled so far to celebrate the event, with HMS Daring clocking up 17,000 miles to get to Sydney.

Celebrations in the harbour concluded with a stunning fireworks display.

Fireworks in the harbour Credit: Royal Navy

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