HMCS Regina Unit Commendation Ceremony

Rear-Admiral Angus Topshee, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force (Pacific), on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff, presents HMCS Regina’s Commanding Officer, Cdr Annick Fortin with the Canadian Forces’ Unit Commendation on Jan. 26. Photo by S1 Mike Goluboff, MARPAC Imaging Services, Esquimalt

Last week, HMCS Regina officially received the Canadian Forces’ Unit Commendation. Due to the ongoing pandemic, physical attendance was significantly limited in accordance with local provincial health orders. However, the event was live-streamed Jan. 26 over social media so that HMCS Regina’s crew members, past and present, were able to have a virtual presence at the event.

Throughout a two-year period, HMCS Regina was hard at work. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the crew showed exceptional resiliency despite frequent operational changes. Time and time again, the crew displayed strength and tenacity to meet challenges head on, proving their motto “Floreat Regina” – Let Regina Flourish.

In early 2020, the ship was ordered to sail for an undetermined period of time to maintain a COVID-19 free status. HMCS Regina stayed away from port, home, and family for 64 days before rapidly returning to high readiness for another possible deployment. In addition, HMCS Regina served as the flag ship for an international task group during the Rim of the Pacific Exercise in 2020.

Congratulations to HMCS Regina for receiving the Canadian Forces’ Unit Commendation.


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