Canadian Naval Identity

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RCN ranks naming

RCN Rank Designation Change Decision

RCN Public Affairs, 28 August 2020. RCN Rank Change Initiative Poll Results & Rank Designation Change Decision Shipmates, Thank you for participating so enthusiastically in our poll seeking your advice […]

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Naming Ships*

[* Moderator’s note: This is a revised and expanded version of the same article published yesterday, 8 March.] Steel will be cut in a few months for the first of […]

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JSS project

Naming the Joint Support Ships

I am writing to express my concerns regarding the names announced recently for the RCN’s two future Joint Support Ships, Chateauguay and Queenston. A recent press release stated: “The names […]

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JSS option

Naming the Joint Support Ships

I have just learned that the names of the two new Berlin-class ships are to be HMCS Châteauguay and HMCS Queenston. A news release of the announcement by MND Rob […]

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Navy troops

Your Navy, Our People*

* Moderator’s Note: This article was original published in The Nova Scotian on 21 March 2012. Over the past year I have used this column to discuss the role of […]

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Return of the Royal Canadian Navy?

On 16 August the government of Canada announced its decision to restore the historic names of the three environmental commands of the Canadian Forces; Maritime Command is now the Royal […]

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“The Navy” by Senator Hugh Segal*

*Moderator’s Note:  The following statement was made by Senator Hugh Segal in the Debates of the Senate on 14 November 2007, during the 2nd Session of the 39th Parliament of […]

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