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HMCS Calgary Day Sail

SLt Juliana Currie, HMCS Calgary ~ HMCS Calgary is conducting a challenging program on the road to high readiness and an international deployment.  A key activity for Calgary occurred March 28 when the crew welcomed family and friends on board for a day sail. In total, 150 guests experienced firsthand what their loved ones do day-to-day […]

From left: CPO1 Barry Eady, HMCS Charlottetown Coxswain; CPO1 Daniel Mercier, Fleet Chief; MS Stewart Riggs, the Atlantic Fleet’s new Sailor of the Year; Cmdre Craig Skjerpen, and Cdr Nathan Decicco, Commanding Officer of HMCS Charlottetown. Photo by Mona Ghiz, MARLANT PA

Sailor of the Year award – Maritime Forces Atlantic

Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ While HMCS Charlottetown was conducting a replenishment at sea in the Baltic during its recent Operation Reassurance deployment, one of the probes fell out of place, causing fuel to burst out onto the ship. The immediate action of the ship’s rapid response team, which included MS Stewart Riggs, ensured the potentially […]

Photo by Guillaume Favre

Former Sea Cadet reaches Olympic dream

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Emma Lunder, a former Sea Cadet, represented Canada in biathlon at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea and describes her experience as hitting a career bullseye. Fourteen years of training were validated when she marched with the Canadian delegation at the opening ceremony at Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang Feb. […]

Members of the 10th Juan de Fuca Scout Troop participate in a Klondike Derby event at Royal Roads University, March 7, 2015. Photo credit: Dorthy Rosenberg

Victoria Scouts need volunteers to keep going

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A former sailor of the Royal Canadian Navy is on a scouting mission. Petty Officer Second Class (Retired) Colin Evans is looking for military and civilian recruits from CFB Esquimalt to help solve a critical parent volunteer shortage for Scouts Canada in the Greater Victoria Area. “We desperately need volunteers for […]

Life after the Navy: On canvas

Life after the Navy: On canvas

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A former Naval Reservist is rendering a new life in Japan. From his well-lit windowed studio on the second floor of his home in Numazu, Petty Officer First Class (Retired) Anthony Dunphy dabs his brush into acrylic paint and strokes the canvas. The 60-year-old Newfoundlander is at work on his latest creation […]

Sub-Lieutenant Lassina Traoré, left, a member of the Ivory Coast Navy, receives a framed photograph of HMCS Summerside from Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Commander Emily Lambert, to remind him of his time as an exchange officer aboard the ship. Photo by OS John Iglesias

Navy family grows by one Ivory Coast exchange officer

Lt(N) Linda Coleman, HMCS Summerside ~ Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean is routine for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), but for many African nations, it’s a rare occurrence. So for Sub-Lieutenant Lassina Traoré, a member of the Ivory Coast Navy, to spend five weeks sailing in Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Summerside to West Africa was […]

Cdr Michele Tessier, Margaret and Alyson Brooke, and Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic Cmdre Craig Skjerpen.

Connecting a future ship to the past

SLt M.X. Déry, MARPAC PA ~ Commander Michele Tessier has been undergoing training to prepare her for the unique challenges of working in the Arctic as Commanding Officer of HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Harry DeWolf class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel. The ship’s name is in honour of LCdr Margaret M. Brooke who survived the […]

The Chief Cook of HMCS Whitehorse serves perogies and sausage to the crew. Photo by Lt (N) Paul Pendergast, Canadian Joint Operations Command Public Affairs Officer

HMCS Whitehorse cooks serve up delectable morale meals

Lt(N) Paul Pendergast, Operation Caribbe Public Affairs Officer ~ There is an old saying that an army marches on its stomach, and that also is true for the navy. The daily routine of life at sea for the crews onboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Edmonton and Whitehorse revolves around the galley and meal times. Both […]

Base plays host to Invictus team training

Base plays host to Invictus team training

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Team Canada – Invictus Games 2018 is coming to CFB Esquimalt to begin training for this year’s international competition for ill and injured soldiers and veterans. The training camp, April 8 to 14, involves approximately 40 athletes, three head coaches and several volunteer coaches. It’s all in preparation for the fourth […]

Crewmembers from HMCS Vancouver were busy last week filling the ship’s stores in preparation for their departure. Photo by SLt M.X. Dery, MARPAC PAO

HMCS Vancouver sets sail on Operation Projection

Lt(N) Tony Wright, HMCS Vancouver PAO ~ After a long Easter weekend with family and friends, HMCS Vancouver and crew deployed for Operation Projection Indo-Asia Pacific. This is a three-month patrol in the Western Pacific that will be followed by Vancouver’s participation in the 2018 Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC), the world’s largest naval exercise. […]