18th March 2016 Naval Parade
TCG Nusret, the replica of the Ottoman mine layer Nusret. She took part in the naval parade too. She is a commissioned ship in Turkish Navy.
TCG Amasra, having the Commodore on board, formed the lead section of the parade with TCG Nusret and TCG Akçakoca.
TCG Anafartalar, was one of the two submarines in the parade.
TCG Salihreis, led the frigates and corvettes section.
TCG Mızrak, led the patrol boat section of the parade.
TCSG-94. She and her sister TCSG-91 were part of the patrol boat section.
TCG Akçay. She was open to public visit.
TCG Oruçreis. Like the mine hunter TCG Akçay she was too open for public visit. It must be a nice diversification from SNMG-2 duties in Northern Aegean.
This is one of the several coast guard boats, that provided close security during the ceremonies.
TCSG-23 was another coast guard boat that provided close security during the naval parade.
TCB-70 was the lead helicopter of the 3 units strong naval aviation display.
Turkish Coast Guard’s aviation branch send a 3 helicopter strong detachment for the commemorations. This is TCGS-504
Turkish Stars, the air display team of Turkish Airforce showed their skills. The display was not visible from where I was standing. But I have managed to take a photo one of the planes as they were leaving.
Like in previous years, on 18th March 2016, Turkish Navy organised a Naval Parade in Çanakkale Strait to commemorate Turkish Victory over the Allied Armada 101 years ago.
6 Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, 3 maritime patrol planes and 6 Army helicopters took part in a fly over. And the Turkish Stars, the aerobatics demonstration team of the Turkish Air Force made a display. The focal point of the commemorations was the Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial, was off the limit for me. But I was never the less able to take photos of the warships taking part in the parade, Coast Guard Boats, providing security and ships that were open for public.