BY ARIANA GATTI
The HMAS Newcastle will cruise into port this afternoon, gracing us with her presence just after 1:00pm.
As per tradition and to honour the occasion, the number 2 gun at Fort Scratchley will fire a 7-round salute as the Royal Australian Navy Vessel passes the Fort.
Members of the public are welcome to watch the arrival of the ship from the Fort's grounds, with gates set to open in the morning.
This will be HMAS Newcastle's second-last visit to the her home city before she is decommissioned late next year.