Onboard HMC Submarine Onondaga

Story by Nick Unknown Submariner For weeks they go without seeing the light of day or taking a breath of fresh air. Sometimes they don’t shower for a month. The taste of fresh bread, milk and vegetables is a luxury. And their clothes always smell of diesel. They are the men who man Canada’s three submarines. “Submariners have a tremendous esprit de corps” says Commander Ray Hunt, 44, the man in charge of our submarine fleet. “But they have to. It takes an unusual man who doesn’t mind having a…

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Shop Museum Store Sunday

October 8, 2019 – On Sunday, December 1, 2019, for the third consecutive year, more than 1,200 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 18 countries, and five continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday – an exciting annual event and shopping campaign that encourages consumers and museum visitors to consciously contribute to the future sustainability and success of each museum and cultural institution. At museum stores around the world, holiday shoppers will find memorable gifts filled with inspiration…

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Great-great-granddaughter of Oriole Builder Visited Ship in Milton, Ontario

October 7, 2019 – Her only connection to her great-great-grandfather was an old desk. Then Victoria Gooderham, 29, ancestor of Oriole builder George H. Gooderham, recently reunited with her past through a specially-arranged family visit to the ship. In the fleet since 1952, HMCS Oriole is the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) longest commissioned ship. It was originally built in 1921 for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto under the order of the club’s Commodore George H. Gooderham. George H. Gooderham died in 1942 but his family is still proud…

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First FWSAR C295 Completed

October 8, 2019 – The first Airbus C295, purchased by the Government of Canada for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) program, rolled out of the paint shop showing off its final livery at Airbus facility in Seville, Spain. The aircraft will now go through the final preparation phase before its delivery to the customer, planned to take place in Spain before the end of the year. The aircraft adopts the yellow paint scheme following the tradition defined in the 1970s for…

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U-210 Sunk By HMCS Assiniboine 7-6-42

SERIAL NO. 4 U-210 SUNK BY H.M.C.S. ASSINIBOINE 7-6-42 POST MORTEMS ON ENEMY SUBMARINES DIVISION OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE NAVY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON SERIAL No. 4 FINAL REPORT ON THE INTERROGATION OF SURVIVORS FROM U-210 SUNK BY H. M. C. S. ASSINIBOINE AUGUST 6, 1942 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON : 1942 OP-16-F-10(20) L11-1/EF74 CONFIDENTIAL Declassified Serial No. 0248116 O. N. I. 250 SERIES NAVY DEPARTMENT, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, October 25, 1942. 1. The O. N. I. 250 Series –…

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Seaspan Shipyards Appoints David Hargreaves as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

October 4, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards, Canada’s non-combat shipbuilding partner for the National Shipbuilding Strategy, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hargreaves as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. David brings to Seaspan over 25 years of experience in complex system engineering and a track record of growth-oriented industrial development, building long-lasting customer relationships and establishing strategic partnerships. Leveraging Seapan’s world class modern infrastructure, capability, and capacity, David will be responsible for growing Seaspan’s domestic and global business for ship building, repair and overhaul in Vancouver and Victoria.…

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Eighteen NATO countries take part in the Dynamic Mariner/Flotex-19

October 7, 2019 – More than 4,500 military personnel from eighteen countries take part from today until the 18th in the exercise of NATO Dynamic Mariner / Flotex-19, which aims to prepare to respond to the crisis situations in the maritime field that the Atlantic Alliance needs . This training, in which 26 surface vessels, two submarines and 21 aircraft from 12 countries will participate, will take place mainly in waters near the Spanish south coast. In addition, the Dynamic Mariner / Flotex-19 exercise will be part of the process…

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CADSI Announces New Board of Directors Chair

October 2, 2019 – The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is pleased to announce the election today of a new chair of its Board of Directors. Kevin Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer of Calian Group Ltd., will assume his new role immediately. Mr. Ford has been a member of CADSI’s Board of Directors since 2016, and in 2017 was named CEO of the Year by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. “As the leading voice for Canada’s defense and security industries, CADSI…

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Rear-Admiral Craig Baines to Receive Honorary Degree

October 3, 2019 – Held twice per year, convocation ceremonies at the University of Manitoba celebrate new graduates as well as bestow honorary degrees upon exceptional individuals who have achieved preeminence in the advancement of science, culture, scholarship and leadership. On October 15th, MARLANT commander Rear-Admiral Craig Baines will have the honor bestowed. While commanding officer of HMCS Winnipeg between 2007 and 2009, “he and his crew disarmed numerous pirates in the Gulf of Aden, earning him international respect and the prestigious Meritorious Service Cross from Canada’s Governor General, which…

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