2020 News 

Legion joins chorus of anger over conditions in long-term care

May 29, 2020 – The Royal Canadian Legion is demanding better and humane treatment for Veterans and Seniors in all long-term care centers in Canada. This comes after a damning report about conditions in some Ontario centers, as observed by the military’s Joint Task Force (central). The Legion sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau this week, asking for immediate action not just in Ontario but across the country. “Many of our Veterans are in long-term care, and to know that some of them are being mistreated and ignored is…

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US Navy Locates HMCS Fredericton CH-148 Cyclone Wreckage

May 27, 2020 – In the early morning of May 27, 2020, a combined Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and United States Navy (USN) search and recovery team arrived at the CH-148 Cyclone crash site, which is approximately 220 nautical miles east of Catania, Sicily. The REMORA III remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) then dove to a depth of 3143 meters and quickly located a large piece of the fuselage. Remains of our fallen CAF personnel were also found in the vicinity of the wreckage. Over the next hours and days, the recovery…

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2020 News 

Statements from the Family of Captain Maxime Miron-Morin RCAF

Maxime Miron-Morin, February 24, 1991 – April 29, 2020. Captain Maxime Miron-Morin (Max) RCAF was tragically lost in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash while proudly serving Canada aboard HMCS Fredericton in support of Operation REASSURANCE. **************************************** Max was a genuine and patient soul; his authenticity and approachable demeanor instantly drew people to him. He had the time of day and then some for every person who crossed his path and was ready to help in any situation without hesitation. Life was instantly better with Max around – with his infectious…

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2020 News 

Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT in Rankin Inlet

May 20, 2020 – Royal Canadian Navy divers participated in Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut from March 2 to 18, 2020, along with divers from Finland, France and Belgium. “The conduct of dive operations in the Arctic in temperatures below -50 degrees Celsius presents many unique challenges relating primarily to equipment temperatures and freeze-up,” said Lieutenant (Navy) Kristopher Hicks, dive team officer in charge and clearance diving officer at the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic). The dive team’s presence in Rankin Inlet enabled them to revalidate their procedures, test equipment…

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2020 News 

Colombian Navy Returns Rescued Canadians

May 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 14 of this year, thanks to the timely reaction of Colombian Navy Units, they allowed to safeguard the lives of two Canadians, who were left adrift after the Canadian-flagged “Exception” sailboat suffered failures. in its propulsion engine, in Colombian Pacific waters. The events that were disclosed through communications between the United States Coast Guard District 11 and the Colombian Army Operations Center; immediately the ARC Corvette “Nariño” and a Rapid Reaction Unit of the Coast Guard of the Pacific Naval Force, proceeded…

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2020 News 

Virtual Act of Remembrance for VE Day

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has introduced “Wall of Remembrance” to pay tribute to those who served in the World Wars. The CWGC has launched a digital campaign, calling on the public to take part in an act of virtual remembrance. As the country celebrates the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Commission is encouraging people to pay tribute to those who served to secure our peace, in its new digital “Wall of Remembrance.” Coronavirus restrictions have seen major VE Day commemorations cancelled or taking on new socially distant…

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