Members of this year’s MARLANT Nijmegen team make their way through the marching route as part of the 160km of ground covered over four days at the international marching event, which was held from July 18-21. The CAF contingent in the 2017 Nijmegen Marches was comprised of 13 teams from […]
A group of leaders in business and government from across the country recently spent three days at CFB Halifax taking part in the RCN’s Canadian Leaders at Sea program. The immersive Navy experience involved time at sea in multiple ships, extensive tours of base and dockyard facilities, and lots of […]
RAdm Craig Baines assumed command of Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic during a ceremony at HMC Dockyard on September 1. Pictured from left are RAdm Baines, LGen Stephen Bowes, Commander CJOC, VAdm Ron Lloyd, Commander RCN, and RAdm John Newton, the outgoing Commander of MARLANT and JTFA.
Divers from HMCS Charlottetown jump from a CH-124 Sea King helicopter into the Atlantic Ocean during Operation REASSURANCE on August 14, 2017. The ship departed Halifax August 8 for a six-month deployment to the NATO mission, focusing on enhancing NATO readiness and strengthening international and regional stability.
HMCS Goose Bay arrived in Voisey’s Bay, Labrador on August 21 to conduct joint training during Op NANOOK, Canada’s annual northern sovereignty operation.
Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 performs a sail past in Halifax Harbour in celebration of Canada 150 escorted by HMCS Summerside on August 10 . As Queen Mary 2 sailed past, HMCS Acadia Cadets provided a 21 gun salute, while the Naval Reserve National Band played O’Canada.
The Stadacona Band were the lead marchers in Halifax’s 122nd Natal Day Parade on August 7, with Sidney Crosby and the Stanley Cup right behind them. Here, the band is seen heading across the Macdonald Bridge toward Dartmouth.
The former HMCS Preserver left HMC Dockyard for a final time on August 2, and was transported to Sydney Harbour where it awaits shipbreaking and recycling. Marine Recycling of Ontario has been awarded the contract to carry out the work.
A Change of Command Ceremony was held on board HMCS Ville de Québec on July 28, where Cdr Scott Robinson took over command of the ship from outgoing CO Capt(N) Guillaume Lafrance. Presiding over the ceremony was Cmdre Craig Skjerpen, Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic.
During an open house for the public on Saturday, July 15, Irving Shipbuilding revealed and then moved outside two large mega-blocks of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first of the Royal Canadian Navy’s six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships.