Preview: Canadian Naval Review Vol. 18 No. 3

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 22 January 2023

Another issue of Canadian Naval Review is almost ready to print. The winter issue won’t make winter weather go away, but it will give you something interesting to read on snow days. 

The issue begins with an Editorial entitled “Preparing for the Future” by editor Ann Griffiths. In the editorial, Griffiths asks if the RCN is prepared for the future of conflict at sea. Our first article is the winner of the 2022 Canadian Naval Maritime Trust essay contest, hosted every year by CNR. The was won by Jacob Benjamin with “Making the Case for the Sōryū-class as a Canadian Procurement Option.” The second article in this issue is entitled “NORPLOY ’74: A Case Study in Northern Operations.” In this article authors Cate Belbin and Adam Lajeunesse look at the NORPLOY Exercise in 1974 to see what’s changed/not changed since then and what the RCN has learned about operations in the North. The third piece in this issue is an interview with CPO1 Alena Mondelli. In this interview we learn about education and training of Non-Commissioned Members in the RCN, as well as other interesting considerations that relate to the NCM team.  

We also include some very interesting commentaries in this issue -- Making Waves is particularly feisty. We have several commentaries about Canada’s glacial procurement process, and one about how to achieve a more affordable and balanced RCN fleet. We include a quick look at the Auditor General’s 2022 report “Arctic Waters Surveillance,” and a discussion of the implications for Canadian security of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. We also have a brief examination of Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy. And Dave Perry unravels the tangled knot of NORAD modernization funding. This is just a taste of the material in the winter issue. 

And, of course, there are the amazing photos! All of this is coming soon. See the Table of Contents below. And stay tuned for the issue to appear!  

Table of Contents 

Vol. 18, No. 3 (2023) 

Editorial: Preparing for the Future 

Ann Griffiths 

Winner of the 2022 CNMT Essay Competition 

Making the Case for the Sōryū-class as a Canadian Procurement Option 

Jacob Benjamin 

NORPLOY ’74: A Case Study in Northern Operations 

Cate Belbin and Adam Lajeunesse  

Non-Commissioned Members and the RCN 

Interview with CPO1 Alena Mondelli 

Making Waves 

Addressing the Naval Procurement Problem 

Hugh Segal 

Achieving a More Balanced and Affordable Fleet  

Roger Cyr 

Moving Canadian Defence Procurement to a ‘Wartime Footing’?  

Dan Middlemiss 

Arctic Waters Surveillance: Auditor General Report 2022  

Bill E. Featherstone 

In Praise of the LSI(A) 

Major (Ret’d) Les Mader 

Putin’s War: Implications for Canadian Security 

Peter T. Haydon 

Response to “Reserve Military Forces Should be Under Provincial Jurisdiction” 

Colonel (Ret’d) Brian K. Wentzell 

A View from the West: Canada’s Future in the Indo-Pacific Region  

Jocelyn Sandhu 

Dollars and Sense: NORAD Modernization: Trudeau’s Defence Policy, Part 2 

Dave Perry 

Warship Developments: Aircraft Carrier News 

Doug Thomas 

Book Reviews 


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