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The Lookout Newspaper can trace its history back to April 1943 when CFB Esquimalt’s first newspaper was published. Since then, Lookout has grown into the award winning source for Pacific Navy News. Leading the way towards interactive social media reach, we are a community resource newspaper growing a world wide audience.

HMCS Calgary Change of Command

HMCS Calgary Change of Command

On a beautiful navy day off Royal Roads, the ship’s company of HMCS Calgary gathered on the flight deck for the Change of Command Ceremony between outgoing Commanding Officer, Commander Alex Barlow, and the Incoming Commanding Officer, Commander Mark O’Donohue. The July 22 ceremony was presided over by Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, Commodore Angus Topshee, […]

Cmdre Richard Feltham, Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, far left, salutes HMCS Toronto as it departs Halifax July 25. To his right is the Honourable Arthur LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Photo by MARLANT PA

HMCS Toronto takes over Operation Reassurance

Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ As HMCS Toronto departed Halifax on July 25 for a six-month deployment on Operation Reassurance, there was plenty of chatter about the difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and how that will impact the crew and the mission. For LS Gabrielle Garant-Grenon, however, it was best to focus on the […]

HMCS Fredericton

HMCS Fredericton returns to a different world

Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ After 141 days at sea that brought unexpected difficulties and tragedy, HMCS Fredericton and crew were finally reunited with their families, friends, and colleagues when they arrived back in Halifax July 28. “We all know we’re returning to a very different world than when we left Halifax six months ago, but […]

Dr. Bonnie Henry's military roots

Dr. Bonnie Henry’s military roots

SLt M.X. Déry, MARPAC PAO ~ The journey to Dr. Bonnie Henry becoming a household name in B.C. and across the rest of Canada began decades ago as the child of a military family. She still has the stereotypical answer to the question, “Where are you from?” “I was born in Fredericton when my father […]

HMCS Regina sails out of Esquimalt Harbour. Photo by Master Corporal Andre Maillet, MARPAC Imaging Services

And they’re off to RIMPAC 2020

DND ~ The first group of Canadian military participants in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 began their transit to the waters off the Hawaiian archipelago last Friday when the crew of HMCS Regina set sail from CFB Esquimalt.  The second warship comprising Canada’s maritime task group, HMCS Winnipeg, departed Sunday, Aug. 2 and […]

Lt(N) Stephen Tomlinson of Naval Fleet School Pacific poses with a copy of his new book 'Onward'.

Story of sailor’s victory released in print

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A newly released book documenting the inspirational battle of a Royal Canadian Sailor and his triumph over cancer is now available in paperback. Onward traces the agonizing, life-and-death struggle of former HMCS Calgary Navigation Officer Lieutenant (Navy) Stephen Tomlinson endured with testicular cancer was released in June. Self-published by Island Blue […]

Kuwait honours Persian Gulf veterans

Kuwait honours Persian Gulf veterans

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A Persian Gulf War veteran is reaching out to his comrades in arms to ensure they are properly honoured. Master Corporal (ret’d) Harold Davis of Cobble Hill, B.C. is founder and president of the Persian Gulf Veterans of Canada (PGVC) and also a proud recipient of the Kuwait Liberation Medal. The […]

A/SLt Anjad Aliak, a naval reservist with HMCS Donnaconna, gets a bearing of other ships while aboard Patrol Craft Training Vessel Cougar on July 22. A/SLt Aliak was conducting Officer of the Watch manoeuvers on the Victoria waterfront as part of his Naval Warfare Officer Phase 3 Training. Photo by Lt(N) Tom Eagle, PCTU.

Orcas back to training at sea

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ July has been a busy month for members of the Patrol Craft Training Unit (PCTU) and their Orca-class vessels who are making a cautious return to regular sails. The RCN’s eight Patrol-Craft Training vessels are used to instruct personnel from Naval Fleet School (Pacific) and support fleet training. In recent months […]

Saxe Point arrival and homecoming July 18, 2020. Photo by Don Butt

Army veteran ‘wired’ for world circumnavigation

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A retired platoon commander of the Canadian Army has become the first North American to complete an extremely rare nautical feat. On July 18 Captain (ret’d) Bert ter Hart sailed his 44-foot sailboat SV Seaburban into Victoria’s Inner Harbour after a non-stop solo circumnavigation of the globe through the world’s five […]

HMCS Fredericton Welcome Home Initiative

HMCS Fredericton Welcome Home Initiative

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Fredericton has been deployed on Op Reassurance since January 20th of this year and is scheduled to return from its 6-month deployment on July 28th in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The frigate is part of a range of military activities undertaken by the CAF to support NATO assurance and deterrence measures and […]