April 11, 2015

Black Tot Day – 30 March 1972

Photo: 30 March 1972 in HMCS SASKATCHEWAN. Ceremonial issue of last tot to PO2 Christie, CPO1 Pegley and PO1 Ryan by Slt May. (DND Photo submitted by Cameron May)

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February 25, 2015

Great Waters: 70 Years After

  The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest, largest, and most complex naval battle in history that started with Britain’s declaration of war against Germany on September 3, 1939 and ended with Germany’s defeat in early May 1945 which the world knows as Victory in Europe. There were dozens of campaigns during the Battle […]

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January 28, 2015

Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

On a sailor’s first day in the Navy, they are plunged into a strange world where the walls are bulkheads and the floors are decks. Initially, the jargon can be confusing to newcomers, especially when it’s noticed that there is more than one term for a given situation. For example, a lazy person can be […]

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October 16, 2014

HMCS Niobe Day – October 21st

Niobe Day is celebrated by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on the 21st day of October each year. Niobe Day marks the arrival of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Niobe in Halifax on October 21, 1910, the first Canadian warship to enter Canada’s territorial waters and a landmark event in the beginnings of the Naval […]

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October 1, 2014

Plenty of firsts in the Arctic for our Maritime Forces this summer

Upon completion of their deployments in the Canadian Arctic, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Kingston and Shawinigan returned to their home port of Halifax. The ships worked closely with government partners and allied nations to continue a presence in the Canadian Arctic and demonstrate sovereignty. HMCS Shawinigan began its northern operations by participating in Operation […]

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