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  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities

    Canadian Defence Minister Rob Nicholson will announce the immediate deployment of HMCS Toronto to join NATO Reassurance measures.   The announcement will be made on Thursday at Canadian Forces Base Halifax Dockyard, from where the vessel will set sail for the Mediterranean Sea. HMCS Toronto will be replacing HMCS Regina, which has been part of Standing […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMCS Toronto will work with vessels from several partner nations in the Black Sea as part of Operation Reassurance from September 6-27.   In the wake of Russia’s aggression in Central and Eastern Europe, these training exercises and maritime situational awareness operations will enhance maritime security in the Black Sea. The first exercise, called Exercise […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Canadian Navy’s vessel HMCS Fredericton deployed on December 30 to join NATO’s Operation Reassurance. The ship will replace HMCS Toronto, which has been part of Standing NATO Maritime Forces since August 2014. Operation Reassurance refers to the military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support NATO assurance measures through the provision of military […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg has reached a milestone as she moved into the second half of her Operation REASSURANCE deployment. Commander Pascal Belhumeur, the Commanding Officer of HMCS Winnipeg, said: In late October we surpassed the half-way mark of our deployment, which is an important milestone for us in Winnipeg and for our loved […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Canadian Navy frigate, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton arrived yesterday in Lisbon, Portugal to join Standing NATO Maritime Forces as part of Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s contribution to NATO-led assurance measures that promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe. HMCS Fredericton is the first modernized high-readiness frigate to deploy overseas in support […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy and the Tunisian Navy vessels conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) in late August. On August 20, 2018, Canadian frigate HMCS Ville de Québec departed Tunis, Tunisia. With the Northern African coastline in the background, it engaged in the exercise with FBB La Galite and PB Joumhouria of the Tunisian Navy as […]

  • 24 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS St. John’s returned to her homeport in Halifax on July 23 after spending six months deployed to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). Joining SNMG1 on January 18, 2018, the frigate contributed to NATO operations as part of the Canadian operation Reassurance. During the deployment, St. John’s sailed in the […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS St. John’s left her homeport on Wednesday and headed for the Mediterranean Sea where it will join NATO’s standing maritime group 2. Departing from the naval base in Halifax, St. John’s set sail for the operation Reassurance to replace sister ship HMCS Charlottetown which has been serving with SNMG 2 […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth based Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster completed a visit to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda at the start of her six-month deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean. Bermuda was the first port of call since Lancaster left Portsmouth on the 28th May and crossed the Atlantic. The aim of the visit was […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton returned home in Halifax on July 5, following a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Black Seas on Operation Reassurance. The ship departed Halifax on January 5, 2016, and began Operation Reassuranceduties on January 8, 2016. It served with Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), which engaged in maritime situational awareness […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS St. John’s departed Naval Station Halifax on January 16 to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. The bad weather delayed the frigate’s departure by two hours, but the crew are now en route to Europe where they will represent the Canadian contribution to NATO operations in Central and Eastern […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto returned to her home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia yesterday, January 18, after a successful seven month-long deployment in the Mediterranean Sea on Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to Russia’s military aggression towards Ukraine. HMCS Fredericton has replaced HMCS Toronto on Operation REASSURANCE, part of Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Lancaster, one of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, has paid a visit to Grand Cayman, the largest island in the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands. It was the second British Territory Lancaster has visited as part of her six-month deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean. The aim of the visit […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Authorities

    Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, along with his North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) counterparts, yesterday concluded the NATO Military Committee meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania.   This meeting provided NATO’s Chiefs of Defence the opportunity to discuss the military outcomes and deliverables from the NATO Summit that was held earlier this month […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS St. John’s concluded her six-month deployment to operation Reassurance supporting NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe. While deployed, HMCS St. John’s conducted operations and took part in multi-national exercises with NATO Allies and partner states. HMCS St. John’s will be replaced on Op Reassurance by HMCS […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown arrived at its Halifax homeport on January 19, wrapping up a six-month deployment with NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1). HMCS Charlottetown joined SNMG1 in August 2017, sailing in the Baltic Sea, Northern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The two major exercises the frigate joined were the Baltic […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Russian takeover of Crimea from Ukraine has NATO allies worried, the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday (April 1).   Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters traveling with him that one of Russia’s reasons for invading Crimea was to protect ethnic Russians living there. “These populations are intermingled,” Dempsey […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is preparing to deploy overseas to join NATO forces in the Mediterranean Sea, as part of Operation Reassurance, Canada’s measures to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe in light of the Putin regime’s aggression against Ukraine. En route for Operation REASSURANCE, HMCS Winnipeg will participate on […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton returned to its home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia after a successful seven-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea on Operation REASSURANCE. HMCS Fredericton and its helicopter air detachment were tasked to patrol the Mediterranean and Black Seas and monitor shipping to help detect, deter, and protect against terrorist activity […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Canadian Navy frigate Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg officially joined Standing NATO Maritime Forces in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean yesterday, July 7, as part of Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to the Putin regime’s aggression in Central and Eastern Europe. HMCS Winnipeg replaces HMCS Fredericton which had been conducting maritime security operations and joint […]

  • 29 April 2014

    Four Royal Air Force Typhoons deployed yesterday to take part in the Nato Baltic air policing mission over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.   The UK fast jets will reinforce the Polish contribution to the air policing mission; a standing defensive mission undertaken by rotations of aircraft from contributing nations on a 4-month cycle. The Defence […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joined Exercise Joint Warrior yesterday as part of its deployment under Operation Reassurance in support of NATO assurance measures in the North Atlantic Ocean. Two CP-140 Auroras from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will also take part in the exercise. Under the command of SNMG2, HMCS Fredericton will exercise with more […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities

    Some 20 sailors aboard the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown were diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease during the ship’s Eastern European deployment. According to the Canadian news site The Star, a military spokesperson confirmed the soldiers were treated to ease the symptoms of the disease. Upon the frigate’s return from Black Sea, sailors spent a weekend […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate Charlottetown departed Halifax June 27 to replace HMCS Fredericton as the Royal Canadian Navy’s designated forward deployed ship. HMCS Fredericton has been employed on Operation REASSURANCE since January 2016 and is set to return home next week. HMCS Charlottetown completed the Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension program in June 2014. The program provided the […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown left her homeport in Halifax and headed for Europe where she will join navy ships from several countries for a six-month deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1. On her second deployment under the Canadian Navy’s operation Reassurance, HMCS Charlottetown replaces HMCS St. John’s, which arrived in her home […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Fredericton returned to Nova Scotia on December 9 after completing a two and a half week visit to the Americas. By visiting Cuba, HMCS Fredericton became the first ship to do so in more than 50 years. The frigate visited the ports of Veracruz, Mexico; Cartagena, Colombia; and Havana, Cuba. […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy officer has formally taken command of the international mission to reassure commercial shipping in the Gulf region. Commodore James Parkin took over the post during a ceremony at the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) headquarters in Bahrain, the UK Ministry of Defence said. The IMSC – which so far consists of the […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina arrived home at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C., September 17, after an eight-month deployment in support of Operations Artemis and Reassurance.   On hand for her arrival were the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, and many friends and families, all […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal UK Navy Warship HMS Argyll is staying at the Grand Cayman from 5 until 8 October 2014. The Type 23 frigate is visiting Grand Cayman to strengthen relations and conduct hurricane and disaster relief planning. HMS Argyll’s Commanding Officer, Commander Paul Hammond, said: “I am delighted to bring HMS Argyll to the Cayman Islands to reassure with […]