Victor Company aboard HMAS Canberra
20160621ran8494670_189 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 21, 2016) - Soldiers from the New Zealand Army Victor Company perform the Haka on completion of HMAS Canberra's inaugural crossing the line ceremony. HMAS Canberra is on her way to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.
Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (RAN photo)