Fleet Weekend in North Vancouver

On the last weekend of April, the Royal Canadian Navy and Maritime Forces Pacific will host a Fleet Weekend in Vancouver, with a variety of attractions and activities for all ages. On Friday, April 29, HMCS Vancouver, HMCS Calgary, HMCS Brandon, HMCS Edmonton, and three Orca Class Patrol Training Vessels will berth alongside Burrard Dry Dock Pier in North Vancouver…

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HMCS Brandon Participates in Exercise ARCTIC EDGE 2022

HMCS Brandon is participating in the United States Arctic-collective Exercise ARCTIC EDGE 2022 in the Alaskan Command area of responsibility (AOR) until March 11, 2022. The biennial exercise helps sharpen Canadian-U.S. interoperability and sharing of cold-weather warfare expertise in the Arctic. Inaugurated in 2018, the exercise is carried out in multiple venues across the Alaskan AOR and runs concurrently to…

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Canada, Mexico, U.S. ships conduct combined operations

May 14, 2021 – Ships from Canada, Mexico and the United States conducted combined operations off the coast of Southern California, May 13, to enhance partnership and interoperability among the nations’ sea services. Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) steamed alongside Canadian Navy Kingston-class coastal defence vessels HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709) and HMCS Brandon (MM 710), Mexican Navy…

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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…

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