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Captain (ret’d) Michael L. Hadley. Photo supplied.

Renowned U-boat author receives Maritime Achievement Award

Peter Mallett,  Staff Writer  — A former naval officer is among the first recipients of a freshly minted award by the BC Government House Foundation and the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. Captain (ret’d) Michael L. Hadley of Victoria is an accomplished author and educator, whose works about the elusive submarines of the Kriegsmarine earned […]

<strong>Sailor for a Day celebrates successful launch</strong>

Sailor for a Day celebrates successful launch

42 students selected for the day-long Sailor for a Day program, directed under Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC). The visit showcases trades and career opportunities in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) while giving students related hands-on experiences.

<strong>HMCS Malahat exercises Freedom of the City</strong>

HMCS Malahat exercises Freedom of the City

Granted initially to HMCS Malahat in 1983 and exercised again in 1998 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Naval Reserve, the tradition of granting Freedom of the City to a military unit goes back more than three centuries. The Freedom of the City means, in the physical sense, granting the privilege for all time for a specific military unit to march through the city with ‘drums beating, colours flying, and bayonets fixed’. It is a most prized honour, for it recognizes the record of the military unit and demonstrates the affection and esteem with which the community holds it and the trust the citizenry has in it to safeguard their democratic institutions.