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(Left) Valerie Savard, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Senior Manager Sports, and CPO1 Line Laurendeau of Canadian Fleet Operations pose for a group photograph with Canadian Armed Forces personnel who attended the Hockey Canada Foundation’s Gala Dinner in Edmonton on June 18.

CAF hockey pioneer recognized at gala dinner

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ An invitation to represent the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) hockey program at the Hockey Canada Foundation 2019 Gala Dinner had Chief Petty Officer First Class Line Laurendeau mingling with her sport heroes. She was at Edmonton’s Rogers Place June 18 when former Canadian Olympic team member Jayna Hafford was inducted into […]

Family and friends enjoy manoeuvres on board HMCS Winnipeg during the family day sail.

HMCS Winnipeg brings family on board

SLt Wilson Ho, HMCS Winnipeg ~ With the sun shining and clear skies, HMCS Winnipeg welcomed over 121 friends and family to come aboard June 29 for a first-hand experience of what their loved ones do day-to-day at sea. The family and friends’ day sail was in conjunction with Winnipeg’s port visit in North Vancouver as […]

Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Archibald Stuart MacLaren and his crew aboard their Vickers Vulture used in their attempt to fly around the world in 1924.

Vickers Vulture: The amazing race

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The granddaughter of a famous British aviation pioneer visited CFB Esquimalt’s Wardroom June 28 to see the iconic propeller from the Vickers Vulture aircraft used in his failed attempt to fly around the world 95 years ago. Vanessa Ascough, 70, travelled from her home in Devon, England, to Vancouver Island to […]

Lilian Harper Phibbs today and in 1945 at age 18.

Victoria author pens Wren romance story

Peter Mallett Staff Writer ~ Lilian Harper Phibbs, a former member of the British Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), has published her first book at age 93, and is donating proceeds from sales to benefit other military veterans. Memory Lane, A Love Story is an account of her romance in war-ravaged Britain during the Second World […]

Base Commander, Capt(N) Sam Sader and Cdr (Retired) Peter Chance chat during an unveiling ceremony for the war medals of Cdr Ted Simmons at the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum 
on July 10. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Base museum displays Cdr Simmon’s medals

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Seven medals that once belonged to Second World War hero Commander Edward ‘Ted’ Simmons have returned to his home province on short-term loan to CFB Esquimalt. The medals, including a Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Service Cross, and a 1939-45 star, were unveiled at a ceremony at the CFB Esquimalt Naval and […]

Results of HMCS Chicoutimi Health Surveillance Study

Results of HMCS Chicoutimi Health Surveillance Study

DND ~ The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Canadian Forces Health Services Group have finalized the first phase of a health study designed to systematically document and describe the health effects associated with crew members’ exposure to the October 2004 fire on board HMCS Chicoutimi. The fire happened during the submarine’s transatlantic voyage from Scotland […]

OS Levi Thompson enjoys surfing the Internet in the Junior Rank’s Mess in HMCS Regina.

HMCS Regina goes wireless at sea

HMCS Regina ~ Today, the need for connectivity to families and friends, or even the ability to check sports scores, news, or download a new movie, book, or music is important to the quality of life for sailors at sea. The Royal Canadian Navy is committed to improving our sailors’ quality of life, connectivity goes […]

Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Soccer players score a ship tour

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Members of Victoria’s new professional soccer team – Pacific Football Club – got their kicks away from the field last week when they boarded HMCS Ottawa during a visit to CFB Esquimalt. Twenty-seven players and staff from the Canadian Premier League team met with sailors during a tour and filming of […]

Okanagan Military Tattoo returns for 6th year

Okanagan Military Tattoo returns for 6th year

Culture, history, tradition ~ The Okanagan Military Tattoo is an event that will stir the heart and feed the soul. It’s Vernon’s largest annual indoor event and Western Canada’s only military tattoo. It’s two hours of action packed, heart pounding, fast-paced family entertainment at the Kal Tire Place in Vernon on Saturday, July 27 and […]

From left: Lt(N) (Retired) André Robin, CPO2 (Retired) Ken Levert and CPO2 (Retired) Claude Jolivet reminisce about old times back in 1973 when they were aboard HMCS Terra Nova during Canada’s peacekeeping mission in the Vietnam conflict. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

New coin to commemorate Terra Nova mission

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A tight-knit group of veterans who served in former warship HMCS Terra Nova are producing a coin to commemorate the peacekeeping mission during the Vietnam War. From January to June of 1973, Terra Nova was deployed off the coast of Vietnam as part of Operation Gallant during Westploy ’73.  The coin, […]