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Canada concludes maritime security and counter-terrorism mission

– Canada has concluded Operation Artemis. The successful deployment involved HMCS Regina, along with its embarked RCAF CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, NRU Asterix, and an RCAF CP-140 Aurora.

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Transforming Canada’s Naval Training System

– The Navy is quietly transforming almost every aspect of Canada’s naval training system, and people should know about it.

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The RCAF and the Battle of the Atlantic

– The Battle of the Atlantic was the largest and longest campaign of the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Air Force was a key partner in winning the battle.

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Royal Canadian Navy ships conduct first-ever visit to Togo

– On a beautiful Tuesday morning, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Kingston and Shawinigan came alongside in Lomé, the capital city of Togo.

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Advanced unmanned aircraft to provide eye in the sky for Kingston-class ships

– Kingston-class ships are equipped with a visual line of sight intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability, but have lacked a similar capability for vessels of interest beyond their visual line of sight. Enter PUMA, a Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft System (MMUAS) equipped with powerful enhanced optical and infrared cameras that are able to capture still imagery and video.

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Enhanced medical and dental capabilities return to the Royal Canadian Navy

– With the launch and deployment of Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix in January 2018 and its embarked Canadian Armed Forces personnel, the Royal Canadian Navy has re-established full medical and dental capabilities while at sea.

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Liberating potential: Sailors and young women inspire one another in West Africa

– On February 23, 2019, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Kingston and Shawinigan entered the Port of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Within an hour, crews departed for an event in the local community that, for many, would turn out to be a career high-point.

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Celebrating diversity in the Canadian Armed Forces during Black History Month

– I was born and raised in Nigeria, and now proudly serve as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Nothing aside from experience ever prepared me for this work within a multi-faith environment with men and women from such diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds…

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Second World War Navy veteran recalls wartime service

– Hedley Whitfield Lake grew up in Fortune, Newfoundland. After the war broke out, he was recruited as part of the 10th contingent of Newfoundlanders destined for service in the Royal Navy (RN). He signed up on July 28, 1940. Lake sailed for 21 days in a convoy to England where he landed in South Hampton, and was assigned to HMS Ganges for training…

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Windsor reservists celebrate Hockey Day in Canada with their community

– The second annual Army vs Navy hockey game saw the Royal Canadian Navy take home the win 9-5. The real action though, was happening in the stands where over 600 members of the community turned out to watch local soldiers and sailors take to the ice…

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