Two Non-Combatants on 2022 Recruiting Campaign

The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Great Lakes Deployment (GLD) 2022 will soon be underway with planned visits to communities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes, with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Oriole (May 14 to August 31) and Glace Bay (June 24 to July 29) being this year’s GLD ambassadors. How not sending combat ships will give…

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RCN Studies Enrollment and Examine Sailor Workload

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is short roughly 1,000 personnel and leadership is fully aware that our sailors often feel the impacts. This can lead to challenges such as burnout from maintaining a high operational tempo, training delays and lack of consistency in work-life balance. To address these problems, in 2021 the RCN created Project Navy Generation (PNG), an initiative…

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HMCS Oriole: Still Sailing for Recruiting on Limited Basis

The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) longest-serving ship is a sailing vessel, and is still looking sharp and working hard at 100. Sadly, here role is now limited to recruiting during summer months. Harsh East Coast winters preclude operations for much of the year. On the West Coast, Oriole was used year round for training. Say Happy Birthday to HMCS Oriole,…

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