RIMPAC 2020 Participants Conduct Sinking Exercise

August 31, 2020 – Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned amphibious cargo ship ex-USS Durham (LKA 114), Aug. 30. The sinking exercise (SINKEX) provided participating units the opportunity to gain proficiency and confidence in their weapons and systems through realistic training that could not be duplicated in simulators.…

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Canadian Defence Academy Welcomes New Commander

August 14, 2020 – Major-General Craig Aitchison assumed command today of the Canadian Defence Academy from Rear Admiral Luc Cassivi during a small ceremony in Vimy Hall at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Vice Admiral Haydn C. Edmundson, Commander, Military Personnel Command, presided over the ceremony. The Canadian Defence Academy is the higher formation responsible for the Royal…

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New RCN Ranks Include Politically Incorrect “Master”

August 27, 2020 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is continuing to work to create a more “inclusive” environment within the workplaces, whether that is at sea or at home. Following survey with over 18,000 respondents, the RCN has chosen a new English rank designation for its junior ranks that will result in more gender-neutral terms than the current titles,…

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NATO maritime and air forces train in the Baltic Sea

August 13, 2020 – Allied ships and aircraft conducted air-maritime integration training in the Baltic Sea on Thursday (13 August 2020). Enroute to a port visit in Riga, Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 vessels HMCS Toronto and NRP Corte Real conducted air defence training with Spanish F-18 and French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets participating in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission.…

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Royal Canadian Navy Representing Canada at RIMPAC 2020

August 19, 2020 – Exercise Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, is the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. Since its inception in 1971, the unique training event has grown in scope and complexity to provide participating nations the chance to strengthen military partnerships, provide experience operating with international forces and overall readiness to contribute to a wide-range of potential…

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Disgraceful: Marathon Town Council Rejects Naval History

Disposition of tug HMCS Norton/Peninsula I would like to thank everyone who signed the petition and for all your encouraging comments.  Unfortunately the case is lost and the Marathon Town Council has gained possession of the tug.  They have hired a contractor and are paying him $35,000 to have her cut up. Strange that they are willing to pay to…

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Georges Island National Historic Site in Halifax Partially Opened

August 6, 2020 – Situated in the heart of the Port of Halifax lies Georges Island, a national historic site that reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. Today MP Andy Fillmore, MLA Geoff MacLellan and Develop Nova Scotia’s Jennifer Angel announced that for the first time in generations, Georges Island will be partially opened to visitors starting on…

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New Commanding Officer for Cormoran

August 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday July 30, 2020, Commander Frédéric Louvot – head of the Cherbourg branch of the naval action force had Lieutenant Pauline Cartou recognized as the new commander of crew A of the public service patrol vessel (PSP ) Cormorant . She succeeds Lieutenant (Navy) Amin Salhi. The Cormorant also benefits from an HR evolution…

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