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Broadsides encourages contributions and opinions from a wide variety of perspectives — we welcome discussion and debate. NOTE: the views expressed in comments posted on Broadsides do not necessarily reflect […]

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Passing of Commodore (Ret’d) Eric Lerhe

By Timothy Choi, 25 November 2022 It is with regret that I share this news of the recent passing of Commodore Eric Lerhe. Those who have been involved in the […]

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JSS Sea to Shore Connector

Sea-to-Shore connectors achieve milestone

By Garry Noble, 15 November 2022 The RCN issued a news release including a video on November 1 regarding training on the Sea-to-Shore connectors http://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defense/maple-leaf/rcn/2022/11/new-barges-bring-exciting-capability-to-the-rcn.html The two minute video shows […]

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Remembrance Day 2022

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 11 November 2022. Unlike most Remembrance Days, this year the weather was beautiful in Halifax. The usual cold and rainy weather suits the sombre ceremony, but […]

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CSC Costs Increase (More)

By David Dunlop, 9 November 2022 The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Yves Giroux has stated that costs for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program have increased (again). The PBO recently […]

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Royal Navy Submarine Fire

By Moderator, 8 November 2022 On 7 November the British Ministry of Defence confirmed that HMS Victorious, a nuclear-armed submarine was forced to abandon an operation after a fire broke […]

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CB-90 for Canada

By Peter Sanderson, Capt (Ret’d) Canadian Army, Reserve, 31 October 2022 The CB-90, a class of fast military assault craft, has been a YouTube star for 30 years but once […]

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CSC Preliminary Design Review

By David Dunlop, 25 October 2022 There is a report in Breaking Defence from Lockheed Martin with regard to the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the Canadian Surface Combatants. In […]

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China in the Bering Sea

By Dr. Andrea Charron, 21 October 2022 Headlines on 26 September 2022 repeated a US Coast Guard announcement (USCG).  “The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew on a routine patrol in […]

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The Admirals’ Medal

By Naval Association of Canada, 12 October 2022 Established in 1985, in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the Naval Service of Canada, the Admirals’ Medal award was founded by […]

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