RCN Can Only Deploy Two Combatants to Their Own Exercise

September 17, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) ships participated in a photo exercise alongside the Royal Canadian Navy and other Allied navies Sept. 11 during exercise Cutlass Fury 2019. SNMG1 participants included the flagship U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F-314), the Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I (F930), the Portuguese Navy frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334) and the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828). “Canada’s exercise Cutlass Fury 2019 is an excellent…

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Medal of Bravery Awarded for HMCS Fredericton Incident

February 20, 2019 – On February 23, 2017 HMCS Fredericton was conducting a replenishment at sea with a foreign tanker. HMCS Fredericton had just begun receiving fuel from the tanker when the span wire connected to both ships snapped. The fueling probe and receiver fell to the deck. The fueling hose began falling into the water and pulled the probe from the receiver, bending over metal barriers as it left the ship. The light and heavy messengers, two lines that guide and support the fueling probe as it is heaved…

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Halifax Shipyard Celebrates Handover of HMCS Fredericton

October 12, 2018 – Today, Halifax Shipyard celebrated the handover of HMCS Fredericton to the Royal Canadian Navy following the completion of an extensive docking work period. The docking work period included routine maintenance and upgrades to ensure the longevity of HMCS Fredericton, a Halifax-class frigate. More than 400 of Halifax Shipyard’s 1,900 employees worked on HMCS Fredericton’s docking work period Over 45 Nova Scotia-based suppliers worked with Halifax Shipyard on the Fredericton docking work period, including Maritime Pressure Works, MacKinnon & Olding, CMS Steel Pro, Fleetway, and Gil-Son Construction,…

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HMCS Fredericton Sailor Charged With Sexual Assault

On October 24, 2017, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with sexual assault under the Criminal Code and related offences under the National Defence Act. The charges relate to two incidents in September 2016 at CFB Borden, ON, involving another member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Leading Seaman Darryl Ryan, a member with HMCS Fredericton based in Halifax faces two counts of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the Criminal Code, punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act

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