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Victoria Lookout

New leadership for base
Victoria Lookout
Have you seen his feet compared to mine?” The naval officer is no stranger to Esquimalt, having served in HMCS Ottawa as Executive Officer, and HMCS Regina as Commanding Officer. But he acknowledged the move from fleet to base will be filled with new ...

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Peninsula News Review

Base command changes hands at CFB Esquimalt
Peninsula News Review
He has commanded HMCS Regina on Operation ARTEMIS, deployed on Operation APOLLO in Afghanistan and done multiple tours as a naval instructor including commanding the Naval Officer Training Centre in Esquimalt in 2012. “I am taking command ...

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Canada NewsWire (press release)

Toronto's Waterfront Comes Alive for Canada's 150th at the Redpath Waterfront Festival
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Give a warm welcome to the HMCS Toronto's crew and their 440 ft. frigate as they cruise into their 'name sake' city for Canada Day weekend. Join the Royal Canadian Navy in Sherbourne Common for free ship tours and meet the crew to learn more about an ...

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National Post

Photos: RCN's Maritime Tactical Operations Group work with Australian Navy
National Post
The crew of HMCS Winnipeg are at sea for Poseidon Cutlass. With them are members of the Royal Canadian Navy's Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG) who have been conducting training. They have been working with Australian Navy personnel, ...

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Victoria Lookout

HMC Ships Brandon, Edmonton joined Portland Rose Festival
Victoria Lookout
Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) outreach efforts were in full bloom again last week with HMCS Brandon and HMCS Edmonton's participation in the Portland Rose Festival. The two Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels were moored at the Portland ...


Ottawa Citizen

Navy transferring main battery from HMCS Victoria to HMCS Chicoutimi
Ottawa Citizen
The Royal Canadian Navy has confirmed an earlier Defence Watch article that the main battery is being removed from HMCS Victoria and transferred to HMCS Chicoutimi. Chicoutimi has been experiencing battery problems, which resulted in the sub having ...

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Vancouver Sun

Water-view home for sale, costing a mere $60 per square foot
Vancouver Sun
She started life as the HMCS Fortune 151, a Cold War Bay-class minesweeper that slept 65. Fournier has a dossier of National Defence papers listing some of its operations, including the Fortune being the flagship of the Second Canadian Minesweeping ...


Run 4 Wishes begins Saturday in Charlottetown
The Guardian
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Sailors from HMCS Charlottetown, HMCS Queen Charlotte will be running across Prince Edward Island June 24-29 as part of the annual Run 4 Wishes campaign benefitting the Children's Wish Foundation, P.E.I. Chapter.

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Navy commander defends submarine upgrades, mum on threat from foreign subs
BayToday
Recently, there were reports of a battery problem on board HMCS Chicoutimi, followed by the sub being struck by another naval vessel while docked at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C. last week. Lloyd says the sub fleet has turned a corner and ...

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National Post

Navy deals with battery problems on HMCS Chicoutimi
National Post
HMCS Chicoutimi was conducting operations at sea when routine monitoring indicated battery functioning below performance specifications,” LCdr John Nethercott, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Navy, confirmed at the time. “The battery is being ...

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Ottawa Citizen

Three RCN members recognized on Wall of Valour for their acts of ...
Ottawa Citizen
Three members of the Royal Canadian Navy, all Medal of Bravery recipients, had their names added to the Wall of Valour at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, ...

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Peninsula News Review

Base command changes hands at CFB Esquimalt
Peninsula News Review
Boyd previously served as Director of New Capability Introduction for the Royal Canadian Navy and has built a distinguished naval career as Maritime Surface and Sub-Surface (MARS) officer. He has commanded HMCS Regina on Operation ARTEMIS, ...

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National Post

Photos: RCN's Maritime Tactical Operations Group work with Australian Navy
National Post
With them are members of the Royal Canadian Navy's Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG) who have been conducting training. They have been working with Australian Navy personnel, including conducting training exercises on Her Majesty's ...

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National Observer

Top soldier expected to issue directive encouraging participation in Pride
National Observer
Jonathan Vance's directive is expected to mirror a similar order that Royal Canadian Navy commander Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd issued to his sailors this week. "In an effort to epitomize diversity and inclusion," Lloyd wrote, "the (navy) encourages ...

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Victoria Lookout

HMC Ships Brandon, Edmonton joined Portland Rose Festival
Victoria Lookout
Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) outreach efforts were in full bloom again last week with HMCS Brandon and HMCS Edmonton's participation in the Portland Rose Festival. The two Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels were moored at the Portland ...


Ottawa Citizen

Navy transferring main battery from HMCS Victoria to HMCS Chicoutimi
Ottawa Citizen
The Royal Canadian Navy has confirmed an earlier Defence Watch article that the main battery is being removed from HMCS Victoria and transferred to HMCS Chicoutimi. Chicoutimi has been experiencing battery problems, which resulted in the sub having ...

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National Post

Royal Canadian Navy wraps up industry meeting in Ottawa on its X-Ship
National Post
The Royal Canadian Navy completed a two-day Experimental Ship (X-Ship) Industry Day held in Ottawa. The two-day event, which ended Thursday, saw the navy and government officials hosting roughly 100 industry and government representatives who ...


The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
CityNews
NAVY SAYS IT NEEDS SUBMARINES: The head of the Canadian navy says submarines are needed to patrol Canada's coastlines. Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd says having a submarine is the best way to spot foreign subs that may be approaching or have even ...

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iPolitics.ca (subscription)

Military to encourage all members to wear uniforms at Pride events
iPolitics.ca (subscription)
The Canadian military is set to issue a policy — likely by next week — encouraging all members to wear their uniforms at Pride events, iPolitics has learned. The move will come on the heels of a similar directive issued by the Royal Canadian Navy on ...

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National Post

Navy deals with battery problems on HMCS Chicoutimi
National Post
The Royal Canadian Navy is dealing with battery issues on HMCS Chicoutimi. In mid-May, sources told Defence Watch that HMCS Chicoutimi went out to sea but had to return to CFB Esquimalt in British Columbia because of battery issues. The diesel-electric ...

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