HMCS Ville de Québec and RCAF helicopter air detachment complete NATO deployment

A helicopter, flying through a blue sky, fires off flares to either side and is surrounded by smoke and small bursts of light.
HMCS Ville De Quebec’s embarked CH-148 Cyclone helicopter fires flares while flying over the Mediterranean Sea on December 27, 2018, during Operation Reassurance. PHOTO: Master Corporal André Maillet, RP19-2018-0176-016

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec and its Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter air detachment (HELAIRDET) have completed their six-month deployment with Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). The ship returned today to its home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

HMCS Ville de Québec, a Halifax-class frigate, has a crew of approximately 240 personnel of all ranks. This includes an enhanced naval boarding party and a CH-148 Cyclone HELAIRDET. This was the first operational deployment for the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter and the first time that HMCS Ville de Québec had deployed on Operation Reassurance. Read the rest of the story . . .

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