2020 News 

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. “Simulation is a critical part of our training but there is nothing better than to conduct live fire training,” said Royal Australian Navy Capt. Phillipa Hay, commander, RIMPAC 2020 Task…

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Future HMCS Harry DeWolf Officially Accepted

August 12, 2020 – On July 31, 2020 at CFB Halifax dockyard, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) was officially delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). HMCS Harry DeWolf, named for Canadian wartime naval hero Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf, is the first ship built for the Royal Canadian Navy under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and is the lead vessel of a new class of Arctic and offshore patrol ships. As the prime contractor for the original Design, Engineering, Logistics and Management Support (DELMS) services…

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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 Military College of Canada, the Royal Military College Saint-Jean, the Canadian Forces College, and the Chief Warrant Officer Robert Osside Profession of Arms Institute. It is the Canadian Armed Forces…

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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, which are not reflective of the modern, “progressive” service of RCN today. The RCN’s junior ranks will soon be known as Sailor Third Class (formerly Ordinary Seaman), Sailor Second Class…

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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. A NATO AWACS aircraft was on-site, providing surveillance of the ships’ movements.

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FS Fulmar Returns from Canadian Arctic Exercise

August 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Customary in cold waters, the Fulmar regularly deploys in the Far North, in cooperation with the allied navies of the region: the Danes in Greenland and the Canadians in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, the Fulmar sailed along the coast of Greenland to 70 ° N to harden its newly embarked sailors. The objective was to develop their skills in sea rescue in the polar zone and to accustom them to the specificities of navigation in glacial zones, through exercises and international cooperation. The opportunity…

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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 coalition operations. The at-sea-only construct for RIMPAC 2020 was developed to ensure the safety of all military forces participating by minimizing shore-based contingents. Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet crafted the modified…

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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 have an historical boat destroyed but they wouldn’t offer help to preserve an attraction that would have brought money into the town.  A sad day for Marathon and Canadian history…

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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 August 8, 2020. This announcement was made possible by the completion of a new wharf, jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia, through Develop…

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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 with a double-crew shift, like its sistership the Flamant in 2019. The B crew commander will be recognized later. Presentation of the career of Lieutenant Pauline Cartou – commander of…

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