The Royal Canadian Navy’s newest commissioned ship has now taken part in one of the oldest naval traditions – a “Crossing the Line” ceremony – this one at the Arctic circle. Likely beginning with the French and Royal Navies more than 300 years ago, the ceremonies mark the passing of […]
Members of the Nuclear Emergency Response Team (NERT) run through drills with a mock casualty for NEREVAL (Nuclear Emergency Response Evaluation) training exercise in 12 Wing Shearwater on August 31. The Department of National Defence is just one of the many federal government institutions with designated responsibilities under the Federal Nuclear […]
Ships from the Royal Canadian Navy’s Atlantic Fleet, along with ships from the United States and France, headed to sea on September 6 to begin Exercise CUTLASS FURY off the coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, running until September 17.
Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 Flagship HMCS Fredericton arrived in Tromso, Norway on September 1 for a short port visit alongside Portuguese ship NRP Corte-Real, before resuming operational patrols at sea. Fredericton has also recently been in port in Iceland and Estonia as it continues its Operation REASSURANCE deployment.
Vice Admiral Keith Blount, Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command, along with members of his staff, visited Romania in late July to meet with government officials and military leaders. Admiral Blount addressed an audience of more than one hundred officers at the Romanian National Defence University on how the deterrence […]
The Shearwater Arena was host to a PSP Lacrosse Camp from July 5-9, with coaches from Lacrosse Nova Scotia leading a young group through a variety of skills, including cradling, scooping, passing, shooting and general conditioning. Each day also involved partner work, team races, and scrimmage games against the coaches.
S1 Liam Wright, a Boatswain aboard HMCS Calgary, on force protection duty as the ship sails out of Auckland, New Zealand during Operation PROJECTION on August 10. The visit to New Zealand came at the tail end of Calgary’s deployment, and involved refueling, training exercises with the Royal New Zealand […]
We are thrilled to introduce this week’s Face of Base: Maxwell (Max) Murphy! Max is the Video Editor for Formation Imaging Services (FIS) at CFB Halifax. Originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Max joined the CAF in 1987, spending two years in the infantry reserve before transferring into the […]
12 Wing Shearwater Commanding Officer Col MacNamara (center) witnesses as outgoing 406 Squadron Commanding Officer LCol Lauri Darras (left) signs over command to LCol David Ferris (right) during the 406 Squadron Change of Command Ceremony on July 30. Wing Chief Warrant Officer Poirier (center left) and Squadron Chief Warrant Officer […]
Incoming CO Cdr Christopher Devita (left) was presented with a commemorative plaque for his assumption of command of HMCS Montreal by reviewing officer Cmdre Richard Feltham, Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, during a Change of Command ceremony on July 23. Cdr Devita assumes command from outgoing CO Cdr Geoffrey Simpson.