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 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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Four nations deter and respond together on the high seas

July 31, 2021 – Australia, Canada, Japan and the Republic of Korea have united beyond the shared colours of their collective national flags during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21). Australian frigate HMAS Parramatta, Canadian frigate HMCS Calgary, Japanese destroyer JS Makinami and Republic of Korean destroyer ROKS Wang Geon joined forces to conduct air and anti-submarine warfare serials off the…

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Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 Officially Ends

August 1, 2021 – After three weeks of intensive training and complex maneuvers across three states, around 17,000 military personnel from seven nations are ready to say goodbye. Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21), Australia’s largest bilateral defense exercise with the United States, officially concluded today at a ceremony in Townsville. Commander Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, Major General Jake Ellwood, said the…

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Canada to Strengthen Military Ties in Indo-Pacific

The Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) liaison officer for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21), Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Aldous, has affirmed Canada’s intent to strengthen military ties in the Indo-Pacific. TS21 is Australia’s largest bilateral exercise with the United States. “We have a long history with America and Australia, and being here highlights the Five Eyes partnership,” Lieutenant Colonel Aldous said. “Canada…

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USS Vella Gulf Provided Air Defense for HMCS Calgary in Arabian Sea

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), an element of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG), returned to its homeport in Naval Station Norfolk, July 23 following a four-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. On April 21, Vella Gulf transited the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea en route…

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