2019 Appointments Announced

1. VADM RON LLOYD IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING NAVY COMMAND AND SENIOR APPOINTMENTS: a. THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS ARE APPOINTED COMMANDING OFFICERS: (1) CDR P. CHU – SUBMARINE SEA TRAINING GROUP (2) CDR S. NELSON – SEA TRAINING STAFF (ATLANTIC) (3) CDR L. CREASY – HMCS REGINA (4) CDR J. DARGAVEL – HMCS TORONTO (5) CDR M. EELHART – HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC (6) CDR D. LAYTON – HMCS CALGARY (7) CDR S. PATCHELL – HMCS OTTAWA (8) CDR C. ROCHON – HMCS HALIFAX (9) CDR G. SIMPSON –…

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Japan-Canada Joint Training KAEDEX

From November 24th to 27th, the JMSDF conducted joint training exercises KAEDEX 2018 with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) at Sasebo Port and waters west of Kyushu. Destroyer Kirisame from the JMSDF, the frigate HMCS Calgary and the supply ship MV Asterix from the RCN joined the trainings such as anti-submarine to increase the JMSDF’s tactical skill and strengthen relations with the RCN. The MOD has been strengthening its relation with Canada, which is a Pacific nation sharing fundamental values with Japan, through such training to maintain peace and stability…

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RCN & US Coast Guard Offload 5,100 lbs of Cocaine in San Diego

December 7, 2018 – A Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team member puts a bale of cocaine on a pallet as U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Dec. 7, 2018, worth nearly $70 million wholesale, in San Diego following a 49­ day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton with an embedded U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment. The cocaine was seized in international waters off the coast of Central and South America…

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Despite no Ships, Canada Takes Command of CTF 150

December 6, 2018 – The Royal Saudi Naval Force (RNSF) today handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) CTF150 to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) after conducting a change of command ceremony at the CMF headquarters in Bahrain. Commodore Darren Garnier RCN took command from Commodore Al-Shahrani RSNF. The ceremony was presided over by Commodore Steve Dainton Royal Navy, Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces. This is the third time that Canada have taken command of CTF150. Both the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force provide military…

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LR Now Authorized to Conduct Halifax Class Surveys

December 4, 2018 – On 15 November 2018, LR became the first classification society to be assigned RO (Recognized Organization) status by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). LR is now authorized to survey Halifax Class vessels and undertake combatant certification activities in key hazard areas of the Naval Ship Code. The DND assessed LR’s ability to execute certification duties on behalf of the Naval Materiel Regulatory Authority (NMRA) for Combatant Naval Vessels through a three-day verification audit. LR successfully demonstrated the requisite competencies and was awarded RO status…

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Canadian Armed Forces Honor Long-serving CH-124 Sea King

December 1, 2018 – The Canadian Armed Forces gave a final salute to the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter marking its more than five decades of service, in a parade held today at Victoria International Airport. The Sea King will officially retire from service by December 31, 2018 as the RCAF completes its transition to the new CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter. The CH-124 Sea King is a ship-borne maritime helicopter and the longest-serving aircraft in the RCAF fleet. It was procured in 1963 mainly for anti-submarine warfare but its versatility…

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Pay Raise For Senior Ranks

November 28, 2018 – Treasury Board has approved a pay increase for General Officers, Flag Officers, Colonels and Navy Captains as well as all legal officers. This multi-year increase is similar to, and follows, the pay increase percentages received by Canadian Armed Forces members in June 2017. The new rates, along with a lump sum back-payment, are expected to be in the pay of all affected officers on November 30, and not later than mid-December, and are as follows: o For senior officers, a 1.25% raise in pay effective April…

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Full Spectrum Targeting

November 22, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is successfully forging ahead with full spectrum targeting that will allow seamless interoperability across the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as well as with allies for future operations. In 2016, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Jonathan Vance, directed the CAF to establish a Joint Targeting Enterprise to conduct full spectrum targeting, which for the RCN includes the use of both munitions (missiles and naval gunfire support) and non-munitions (influence and information operations) capabilities. The enterprise, involving the RCN, the Canadian Army,…

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Naval Communicator Rejoins After Missing RCN Camaraderie

November 15, 2018 – Leading Seaman Mark McInnis decided to re-enrol in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) after missing the camaraderie of his fellow sailors. The Naval Communicator, now working at Base Information Services in Esquimalt, B.C., had previously served two years in the RCN aboard HMCS Ville de Quebec. He decided to leave due to marital reasons and returned to civilian life as a supervisor and carpenter. But he missed life in the RCN and recently returned under the Skilled Re-enrolment Initiative. LS McInnis says the feeling of camaraderie…

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