August 22, 2014

59 men died on “Alberni”

Today, the massive Canadian flag flying over Parliament Hill in Ottawa is dedicated to the HMCS Alberni, a Second World War ship named after the Vancouver Island town that had its short life ended 70 years ago by a torpedo from a German submarine. At the end of the day, the 15-foot flag is scheduled […]

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Task Group Exercise a success for all involved

As ships of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) arrive alongside after a demanding two week Task Group Exercise (TGEX) that involved members of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) they can be assured their performance demonstrated that the RCN remains a ready response for Canada, at home or abroad. From numerous manoeuvering serials, a […]

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August 16, 2014

50 years ago – Rear-Admiral William M. Landymore

August 16th, 1964: It was announced that the Atlantic and Pacific areas are getting new naval commanders in mid-November. Rear-Admiral William M. Landymore, 48-year-old native of Brantford, will succeed retiring Rear-Admiral Jeffry Brock as flag officer Atlantic coast and maritime commander Atlantic. Succeeding Rear-Admiral Landymore as flag officer Pacific and maritime commander Pacific will be […]

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August 14, 2014

HMCS Regina starts voyage home after successful two-mission deployment

The Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Regina departed the Indian Ocean today and began its return voyage to Canadian Fleet Pacific in Esquimalt, BC, after successfully completing an eight-month deployment in support of Operations ARTEMIS and REASSURANCE. HMCS Regina was replaced by HMCS Toronto, which arrived to join Standing NATO Maritime Forces in the Mediterranean […]

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CFB Esquimalt Change of Command

Capt(N) Steve Waddell took command of CFB Esquimalt from Cmdre Luc Cassivi during a well-attended ceremony on July 30, 2014. Beginning the ceremony with blessings from Esquimalt Nation Elder Mary Anne Thomas, and Songhees Nation Elder Elmer George, as well Formation Chaplain Maj Doug Friesen, the newly minted Cmdre Cassivi took to the podium to […]

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