Royal Canadian Navy Aircraft Finish and Markings 1944-1968 VOL 2 Released

“Royal Canadian Navy, Aircraft Finish and Markings, 1944-1968, Volume 2” The “Grey Book” (2021) This book illustrates RCN aircraft finish and markings used between 1944 and 1968, expanding further on the material covered in the first volume published in 2007. This is designed as the companion for the first book and also as a stand-alone book on the subject. This…

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Davis Engineering: A New Contract for a New Generation of Navy Ships

It is a story of an innovative engineer and his small family business in Ottawa that has grown to supply 25+ countries because of #ShipsforCanada. Today, the next generation is poised to grow the business again as it begins work on the Canadian Surface Combatants. Infrared (IR) self-protection is essential to protect those who protect us – the crew and…

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HMCS Calgary Takes Part in Exercise Talisman Sabre 21

HMCS Calgary operated with partner navies off the coast of Australia late July during the Australian and American led Exercise (Ex) Talisman Sabre 21. During this two weeks-long massive multi-element joint exercise, Calgary honed a variety of task force skills and improved interoperability with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the United Sates Navy (USN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and…

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Bonaventure Print Shearwater Aviation Museum Fundraiser

11×17 poster print signed by the artist Peter Robichaud available NOW while quantities last $25 each. $3. shipping, or you can pick it up at the Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation. All Proceeds go to the SAMF. Thank you for your support. You can e transfer to samf@samfoundation.ca or call 902-461-0062 and we can process over the phone. Karen Collacutt- McHarg…

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“Statement” from the Minister of National Defence

August 12, 2021 – The Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today: “Yesterday, I indicated that it was my expectation that Admiral Art McDonald would remain on leave while the Government reviews the situation. I am confirming today that this is the case. Admiral McDonald will be on administrative leave effective today and until further notice. Appointments like…

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HMCS Shawinigan in Port Everglades for Massive Narcotics Offload

Coast Guard Cutter James’ crew offloaded approximately 59,700 pounds of cocaine and 1,430 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1.4 billion, Thursday, at Port Everglades, which is the largest offload in Coast Guard history. The Coast Guard’s strong international relationships, with key partners like Canada and the Netherlands, along with our specialized capabilities and unmatched authorities, allow for a unity…

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Operation NANOOK 2021 Begins in Canada’s Arctic

From August 3 to September 12, 2021, approximately 250 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel will take part in Operation (Op) NANOOK 2021, which will be executed in several communities along the Northwest Passage and the Davis Strait. Alongside northern partners and allies, such as the United States Coast Guard, the CAF will conduct a series of activities designed to exercise…

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Canada’s Arctic Problem

By Joe Varner Modern War Institute In 2007 Canada’s then prime minister Stephen Harper stated, “Canada’s new government understands that the first principle of Arctic sovereignty is: Use it or lose it.” The Conservative government of the time saw Canadian sovereignty of its Arctic north increasingly under pressure from other Arctic powers—including the United States and Russia in the short…

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