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HMCS Max Bernays set for Task Group Exercise

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) is poised for its first naval exercise with vessels of the Pacific Fleet. Shortly after arrival, HMCS Max Bernays will participate in Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 24-01 with Halifax-class frigate HMCS Vancouver, Kingston-class vessels HMCS Edmonton […]

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 […]

HMCS Vancouver’s embarked CH-148 Cyclone helicopter “CANUCK” flies near MV Asterix in the Pacific Ocean on 1 December 2023. Photo Credit: Aviator Gregory Cole, Canadian Armed Forces Photo L’hélicoptère CH-148 Cyclone « CANUCK » embarqué du NCSM Vancouver vole à proximité du NM Asterix, dans l’océan Pacifique, le 1er décembre 2023. Photo : Aviateur Gregory Cole, Forces armées canadiennes