Preview: Canadian Naval Review Vol 19 No. 3

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 7 January 2024

Another issue of Canadian Naval Review is coming soon. As you’ll see, we continue to produce ‘insightful and engaging’ material! Pour a hot beverage, settle into a comfy chair and prepare to be delighted!

       The issue begins with an Editorial by John Orr which examines recent developments in the Multi-Mission Aircraft Project. Then our first article, “The RCN and African Maritime Security: Forward Security Strikes Back?” looks at little-known activities of the RCN – i.e., operations and exercises with African countries. These activities are important but, as the authors point out, they currently lack a strategic focus. The second article, “Learning Destroyers: Harry DeWolf and HMCS Patriot, 1925-1926,” tells us about how a young Harry DeWolf learned his trade on the destroyer HMCS Patriot, after which he became one of the RCN’s most effective officers in WWII. The third article, “A Peripheral Theatre: Rethinking Conflict in the Arctic,” examines the literature on conflict in the Arctic and proposes a new framework. The author suggests that referring to the Arctic as a region of cooperation, or alternatively a place for resource competition, no longer fits the reality and proposes a theory that the potential for conflict in the North is dependent on geopolitical dynamics in Europe and the Pacific. Our final article, “Public Communication for the Halifax-class Frigates,” examines a sample of the media coverage of the Halifax-class procurement to see how it was perceived in the media, with an eye to learning lessons for the coverage of the CSC.

       As usual, we have a number of thought-provoking Making Wave commentaries and columns. For example, we have a column about subsea cable security in the Indo-Pacific region, and a look at how/why the RCN eagerly awaits the Defence Policy Update.

       This is just a sample of what you’ll find in the winter issue. Of course there are amazing photos to illustrate everything! We know that you will find this issue interesting. See the Table of Contents below.

Table of Contents

Volume 19, No. 3 (2024)

Editorial: The Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft Project: Some Recent Developments - by John L. Orr

The RCN and African Maritime Security: Forward Security Strikes Back? - by Rob Huebert and Chris W.J. Roberts

Learning Destroyers: Harry DeWolf and HMCS Patriot, 1925-1926 - by Michael Whitby

A Peripheral Theatre: Rethinking Conflict in the Arctic - by Mihai Giboi

Public Communication for the Halifax-class Frigates - by Thomas Turmel

Making Waves

A Successful Pilot Project of MDA Afloat - by Andrea Charron

Re-energizing Canada’s Shipbuilding Industry - by Roger Cyr

The Maritime Gray Zone: Uncrewed Systems and Canada’s Challenges - by Emmanuel Akinbobola

A Possible Amphibious Command and Control Concept - by Major (Ret’d) Les Mader

A View from the West: Subsea Cable Security in the Indo-Pacific Region - by Rachel Martin

Dollars and Sense: The Canadian Armed Forces in 2024: Desperate for the Defence Policy Update - by Dave Perry

Naval Developments: A Potpourri - by Doug Thomas

Book Reviews


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