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Navy tests new galley equipment in cooking competition

–   Cpl Brandon Wasson chops fresh herbs during the Navy’s “mystery box” cooking challenge, held on April 25 at HMCS Carleton, Ottawa’s Naval Reserve division. The cooking competition featured the Navy’s new Rational Oven, which uses a combination of steam, hot air, and an intelligent cooking system to deliver healthy food in less time than …

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Major milestone for the Navalized Nanuk Remotely Controlled Weapon Station

– A Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management project team reached a major milestone when a successful Sea Acceptance Trial (SAT) was conducted onboard HMCS Goose Bay. The SAT was part of the Maritime Evaluation of the Navalized Nanuk Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS). The Nanuk RCWS was initially fielded to operate on the Canadian Army’s …

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Clearance divers head to Caribbean

– By Peter Mallett Two diving personnel from Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) are heading to the Caribbean at the end of May to take part in international military diving exercises off the waters of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Divers will deploy May 27 for the 2017 edition of Exercise TRADEWINDS. They will rendezvous with 10 …

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Keel-laying ceremony for HMCS Margaret Brooke marks a shipbuilding milestone

– The traditional keel-laying ceremony for the second of the Royal Canadian Navy’s six future Harry DeWolf Class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels, HMCS Margaret Brooke, took place at Halifax Shipyard on May 29, 2017. A keel-laying ceremony is one of the most significant dates in a ship’s construction. The ceremony was marked by the placing …

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Ship’s sponsor of HMCS Harry DeWolf named

– The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has announced that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will become the sponsor of HMCS Harry DeWolf, the lead ship in the RCN’s upcoming class of Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels. “The RCN is extremely pleased that Ms. Grégoire Trudeau has accepted our invitation to act as the sponsor of HMCS Harry DeWolf,” …

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Neptune Trident: A rewarding experience for RCN sailors

– Canadian sailors deployed on NEPTUNE TRIDENT 17-01, the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) over-arching engagement in West Africa, recently had a unique opportunity to host a group of young Sierra Leone school girls. For crew members from HMCS Moncton, the highlight of the stop in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, was an event hosted by commanding officer …

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Battle of the Atlantic recognized once again

– Navy News / May 2, 2017 By Lieutenant(N) Paul Pendergast In recent decades public recognition of Canada’s wartime contributions and sacrifice has grown, with thousands of Canadians gathering in cities and towns from coast to coast on November 11 to pay tribute to members of their armed forces who have died in the line of …

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Esquimalt-based sailors train in Crete

– Members of the Esquimalt-based Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG) elevated their training in Souda Bay, Crete, last month. Ten sailors were dropped off by the Halifax-based frigate HMCS St John’s for three days of training at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Maritime Interdiction Operations Training Centre in preparation for a combined capacity-building exercise in …

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HMCS Athabaskan takes final salute

– HMCS Athabaskan was paid off during a ceremony at HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday. Athabaskan, the last of the four Iroquois-class Area Air Defence destroyers, served the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) with distinction for more than 44 years. “Today we celebrate the end of an era,” said Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander of the Royal …

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HMCS Saskatoon continues war on drug trafficking

– Navy News / March 9, 2017 By Peter Mallet HMCS Saskatoon deployed February 20, 2017, beginning its latest contribution to Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s decade-long contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational organized crime in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel and its crew are …

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