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Tag: RCN – Royal Canadian Navy

NTOG represents RCN at International Maritime Exercise 2019

– The Naval Tactical Operations Group, hosted by the United States Navy’s 5th Fleet, represented the Royal Canadian Navy at the International Maritime Exercise 2019 in Manama, Bahrain and the Persian Gulf.  

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Sailor discusses being deployed during the holidays

– Most people find it hard to be away from friends and family during the holidays. Although Petty Officer First Class Jeff Carter is no exception, he noted that being “at sea and away from home brings out the camaraderie of the ship’s company and provides a much-needed relaxing break from the operational routine,” said the Naval Communicator.

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NDWCC – Harbour Toss Challenge

– Commodore Angus Topshee, Commander, Canadian Fleet Pacific, recently challenged the fleet for the National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign.

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Sailing with Siblings

– When Captain Monica Phillips received her posting to HMCS Ottawa she knew it was coming with an added experience. For the first time in their more than 20-year careers, Capt Phillips and her brother Petty Officer Second Class Thomas “Turtle” Hertel were posted to the same unit.

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Salvaging marine life from dry dock

– Have you ever wondered what collects, grows and lives in the dry dock each time the caisson is open? It essentially becomes part of the ocean floor for extended periods of time between dockings and a potential home for numerous life forms.

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Canada’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship was launched in Halifax

– Canada’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was successfully launched in Halifax this week.

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Ship barbershop gives Jumpstart a boost

– MS Jeffrey Haines has been the HMCS Regina’s unofficial coiffeur performing his cuts from a corner of the ship’s Stoker Shop, all in support of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

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Warships bedazzle in Second World War paint pattern

– For the next year, it will be easy to distinguish HMCS Regina from the other West Coast frigates as it has a new paint job. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) decided to paint Regina in a Second World War Admiralty commemorative paint scheme to honour the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of …

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Inaugural “Paddle Against Poverty” Dragon Boat Race at CFB Halifax

– CFB Halifax Base Commander and NDWCC Champion Capt(N) Dave Mazur took fundraising creativity to a new level with the inaugural “Paddle Against Poverty” Dragon Boat Race! On October 21, five teams of fundraisers – comprised of military and civilian Defence Team members – took to the waters of Lake Banook in Dartmouth. CFB Halifax and …

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Sailor prevails in marathon feat

– Running the Victoria Goodlife Fitness Marathon in full firefighter gear with the heavy breathing apparatus had a “surreal feel to it” admits Chief Petty Officer Second Class Chris Fraser.

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