CPO1 Michael Miller (centre) is promoted to his current rank by RAdm Art McDonald, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific, and his wife Toni.
Photo: submitted

Newly created senior appointments

Newly created senior appointments to assist with RCN transformation By Darlene Blakeley, Senior Editor and Writer, Navy PA The substantial experience and perspective of two Chief Petty Officers 1st Class recently appointed to newly created senior positions will assist in the continuing transformation of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as […]

From left, Mobile Food Market Assistant Coordinator Jessie Dale, Pin JO1 Todd Green and Maj Bradley MacAskill help build wooden produce bins for the mobile market at the Devonshire Arena on December 7
Photo: Ryan Melanson/Trident Staff

United Way Day of Action

CFB Halifax supports Day of Action By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff Members from different CFB Halifax units spread across the city on December 7 to tackle a number of different community volunteer projects in support of the United Way of Halifax and this year’s NDWCC campaign. The initiative was part […]

Lt R. E. Byrd (front row, second left), Commanding Officer of US Naval Air Station
Halifax, with his officers and with Violet, the unit's Great Dane mascot.
Photo: Shearwater Aviation Museum

Early USN operations at Shearwater

Early USN operations at Shearwater By Col (ret’d) E.S.C. Cable,  OMM, CD, Shearwater Aviation Museum Historian The first aircraft to fly from Halifax were US Navy Curtiss HS2L biplane flying boats. The seaplane base was actually established at Baker’s Point south of the city of Dartmouth overlooking Eastern Passage but […]

The first HS2L Flying Boat at Baker's Point in 1918.
Photo: Shearwater Aviation Museum.

100 years of maritime aviation

Shearwater: the birthplace of maritime aviation in Canada By Col (ret’d) E. S. C.  Cable OMM, CD, Shearwater Aviation Museum Historian The Shearwater air station in Dartmouth is second only to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden as the oldest military airfield in Canada and since its inception in 1918 has […]

CLaS participants are transferred at sea from HMCS Windsor to HMCS Toronto on the evening of December 14.
Photo: CPO2 Shawn Kent, FIS Halifax

Canadian Leaders at Sea

Parliamentarians become sailors for a day with CLaS program By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff For residents of Halifax, seeing Royal Canadian Navy ships sail in and out of the harbour is routine, and it’s common to see the Navy uniform being worn around town by the thousands of sailors who […]


Steel cut on HMCS Max Bernays

Steel cut on HMCS Max Bernays, first RCN ship to be named after NCM By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff The Royal Canadian Navy and Irving Shipbuilding marked another important moment on the road to building Canada’s future naval fleet on December 19, when officials gathered at Irving’s Marine Fabricators facility […]