HMCS Hfx 01 Apr21

HMCS Halifax conducts training with Standing NATO Maritime Group One

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax continues its rotation as flagship for Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) while on Operation (Op) REASSURANCE.

SNMG1, currently under the command of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Commodore Bradley Peats, and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) are two of four NATO Standing Naval Forces on continuous active duty that contribute to the alliance’s collective defence on a permanent basis.

As the core of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (Maritime), they provide constant high readiness maritime capabilities that can quickly and effectively respond across the full spectrum of operations in support of any NATO operations.SNMG1 and SNMCMG1 conducted three days of training off the coast of Latvia and Estonia. Both groups conduct operations in Western and Northern European waters that include the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea.

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