2020 News 

Only Two Combatant Ships in West Coast Task Group Exercise

HMC Ships Regina and Calgary were the only combatant ships during Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 off the coast of Vancouver Island. At one time in the Pacific, the two squadrons of escort ships would face off in combat training scenarios. Foreign ships would also take part periodically, cruiser HMS Blake and other Royal Navy ships took part in MARCOT 1978. Sadly, antisubmarine warfare (ASW) training is virtually nonexistent. Despite 22 years in commission with no deployments, submarine Victoria, the only one near ready to go to sea and which has never deployed, did not take part in the exercise. Boarding party training can hardly justify the cost of Type 26 frigates. RCAF photos by Corporal Jay Naples.

HMCS CALGARY, HMCS REGINA, HMCS BRANDON and two Orca-class Patrol Craft Training (PCT) vessels, PCT Cougar and PCT Wolf participate in Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 off the coast of Vancouver Island, 5 April 2020.
How to spot a staged photograph: no personnel visible outside. HMCS REGINA sails during Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 off the coast of Vancouver Island on 5 April 2020.

HMCS CALGARY fires the 57mm gun on a target in the West Coast firing area during Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 on 2 April 2020.

HMCS REGINA fires the 57mm gun at a target in the west coast firing area during Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 on 2 April 2020.
HMCS CALGARY sails during Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 off the coast of Vancouver Island on 5 April 2020.

HMCS CALGARY, HMCS REGINA, HMCS BRANDON and two Orca-class Patrol Craft Training (PCT) vessels, PCT Cougar and PCT Wolf participate in Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 off the coast of Vancouver Island, 5 April 2020.
HMCS REGINA sails during Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 off the coast of Vancouver Island on 5 April 2020.
HMCS CALGARY approaches HMCS REGINA for a replenishment at sea (RAS) during Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 on 5 April 2020.

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