RCN ships depart for RIMPAC 2022

RCN Public Affairs, 12 July 2022

On June 14, 2022, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Vancouver and Winnipeg, and their CH-148 Cyclone helicopter air detachments, departed Esquimalt, B.C., to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) – the largest international maritime exercise in the world.

Over 25,000 personnel from 26 nations are participating in this year’s exercise, which includes maritime, air and land forces. From June 29 to August 4, these forces will operate around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) personnel are also serving in senior leadership roles during RIMPAC. Rear-Admiral Christopher Robinson is the Deputy Commander Combined Task Force RIMPAC, and Captain (Navy) Doug Layton is the Deputy Commander Combined Force Maritime Component Command.

After RIMPAC has concluded, HMCS Vancouver will support Operations Projection and Neon, while HMCS Winnipeg will support Op Projection.


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