Sirius Attends Bastille Day in Noumea

July 26, 2019 – HMAS Sirius has conducted a port visit to Noumea, New Caledonia, where the ship’s company marched through the streets with the French Armed Forces to mark Bastille Day celebrations. Bastille Day is celebrated on 14 July each year to commemorate the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, which was a turning point of the French Revolution. Bastille Day also marks the anniversary of the Fête de la Fédération, which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Being fluent in French,…

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