Australian Lieutenant Commander Andrea Argirides will serve as a cultural advisor and interpreter in Greece, during the Australian Royal Navy delegation's travels to the nation with the HMAS Success.
The Australian combat vessel is set to arrive in Athens and Lemnos, and will be open to the public on April 24th in Piraeus. This marks the Greek-Cypriot-Australian Commander's first official international voyage with the Chief of Navy.
As Argirides stated to Greek-Australian news portal Neos Kosmos, "I am honoured and humbled to have been given this amazing opportunity to represent my country, my service and to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC on board of one of our Navy ships at the Port of Piraeus in Athens."
The Lieutenant Commander added, "I am very moved by this special privilege to have been selected for such an important role. I am so proud to be an Australian naval officer with Greek Cypriot heritage." This is the first time in fifteen years that the HMAS Success will enter Greek waters, as it has been deployed in the Middle East since last year.
The HMAS Success will participate in a variety of celebratory events honoring Anzac Day, on April 25th. Various commemorations will occur on Lemnos and in Athens, between April 17th until April 25th.
(Source: Neos Kosmos)