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Special medal available to Second World War Veterans

Special medal available to Second World War Veterans

Since 2014 the Government of France has been awarding their highest medal, the Legion of Honour, to Canadian veterans that participated in the liberation of France in 1944. Many veterans have now received this great honour; however, many veterans may not even know it’s available. The Legion of Honour is a significant official medal equal […]

LS Spencer Baldwin is at the helm of Sea Smoke, a Bavaria 38 Cruiser, during the Route Halifax Saint Pierre Ocean Race in 2016.

Halifax sailors set to re-create rush of offshore race

Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff ~ Being out at sea in HMCS Charlottetown is normally easy-peasy for LS Spencer Baldwin. But change out the warship for a racing sailboat, and then add 40-knot winds and a shorthanded crew to the mix, and easy-peasy is gone with the wind. That was the case last summer when LS […]

Former Su Casa rescue dog Boots looks up from the front door of a playhouse built for him by his owner in his new adopted home.

Sailors planning bright future for dog rescue centre

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A Canadian Armed Forces member who spends her spare time caring for abandoned dogs at her Shawnigan Lake home has been told she has to move. The homeowner is putting the house up for sale and Petty Officer First Class (PO1) Alana Power and her dogs have to be out […]

Members of the HMCS Ville de Québec ice canoe-racing team approach the finish line at the Québec Carnival Ice Canoe Race on Feb. 5. Photo by Cpl Eric Girard, Combat Camera

HMCS Ville de Quebec tackles ice canoe race

Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff ~ A team of daring sailors from HMCS Ville de Québec recently competed in what is becoming an annual event for the ship, the Carnaval de Québec Ice Canoe Race. The unique event sees up to 40 teams of five traverse nearly four kilometres of the frozen Saint Lawrence River in […]

LS Matt Corbett, a hull technician in Athabaskan, was presented the plaque from the ship’s Junior Rank Mess by CPO1 Fred McCrea, who came back to his former ship for the final day sail on Feb. 8. Photo by Cpl Tony Chand, FIS Halifax

Athabaskan’s final day sail with veterans

Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff ~ As the final crew of HMCS Athabaskan prepared to say goodbye to the storied ship, they took it out for a final day sail from Halifax Harbour with more than 100 special guests. Retired sailors, former personnel, and even a few former Commanding Officers took advantage of the Royal Canadian […]

Military members encouraged to join new fitness study

Military members encouraged to join new fitness study

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The Ottawa-based Directorate of Fitness Team (DFIT) is looking for 80 volunteers from Esquimalt to take part in a high-tech fitness study beginning next week. Armed with electrodes and heart monitors, members of the DFIT Team will study the heart beats and sleep patterns of approximately 600 Canadian Armed Forces […]

The crew of HMCS Oriole participated in a Pre-Deployment Ceremony at Ship Point in Victoria’s Inner Harbour on March 10. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Oriole sets sail for Canada 150 Celebrations

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ An enthusiastic 20-person crew of tall ship HMCS Oriole has begun their historic voyage, setting sail for Canada 150 celebrations on the East Coast later this summer. The navy’s 31-metre ambassadorial sailing ketch departed Esquimalt Harbour March 16, the beginning of a journey southward down the Pacific Coast, through the […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Three female sailors with HMCS Calgary were asked a series of questions in recognition of the March 8 International Women’s Day. Lt(N) Sara Kucher, MARS Officer How long have you been in the CAF/RCN?I have been in the CAF since July 1999; I was a CIC Officer in Alberta and B.C. prior to becoming a […]

Photos courtesy Regional Cadet Support Units (Pacific)

Once in a lifetime adventure: Top cadets in Chile

Capt Peter Fuerbringer, RCSU(P) PAO ~ For Johnathan Dimalanta and Matthew Lozhkin, there are few words to describe the wide ranging vistas and diverse landscape of Chile. Dimalanta and Lozhkin were among 18 army cadets from across Canada who travelled to  Chile in February as part of this year’s international expedition to the globe’s southernmost […]

Little Ordinary Cadet Connor Tse couldn’t see over the heads of his Cadet friends until Rear-Admiral McDonald picked him up and held him high above his colleagues. Photo by Deborah Morrow

Developing tomorrow’s leaders

Deborah Morrow, Contributor ~ This year marks the 100 anniversary of the Navy League in British Columbia, and to kick off the year of celebration cadets from the Navy League Cadet Corps Captain Rankin of Vancouver toured the base and dockyard, and had a sleepover in the Work Point barracks over the March 4 weekend. […]