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Members of HMCS Calgary row ashore Commander Jeremy Samson (above), their outgoing Commanding Officer. Photos: Corporal Tristan Walach, MARPAC Imaging Services.

HMCS Calgary’s Change of Command

NCdt Shelby Andrews, HMCS Calgary  —  On May 13, the Officers and Crew of HMCS Calgary assembled in the Chief and Petty Officers’ Mess for the Change of Command ceremony, where Commodore (Cmdre) David Mazur presided over the transfer of Command from Commander (Cdr) Jeremy Samson, outgoing Commanding Officer (CO), to Cdr Matt Woodburn. Calgary’s outgoing and incoming COs have much in common as they […]

L–R: Commander Coates, Commodore Mazur, and Commander Bergmann signing papers at the Change of Command ceremony held at the Wardroom at Canadan Forces Base Esquimalt on Feb. 7. Photo: Corporal Tristan Walach, MARPAC Imaging Services.

Trading Places: RCN ships complete hull swap

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — A recent Change of Command ceremony in Esquimalt saw two Halifax-class frigates swap not only their captains but also a majority of their crews. The Feb. 7 ceremony at the Wardroom saw a rare hull swap between the two vessels when Commander (Cdr) Meghan Coates relinquished her command of HMCS Vancouver and immediately assumed […]

<strong>Longtime HMCS Scotian member steps in as new CO</strong>

Longtime HMCS Scotian member steps in as new CO

HMCS Scotian, Halifax’s Naval Reserve Division, welcomed its new Commanding Officer (CO) on May 3.