Broadsides Discussion Forum

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Submarine under-ice oerations

In late 1988 at the height of Canada’s controversial plan to acquire nuclear submarines, Captain Richard Sharpe, RN, the Editor of Janes’ Fighting Ships, gave a talk about submarine operations […]

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The merits of merging the coast guard and the navy

The announcement of the new arctic patrol vessels brings with it the inevitable discussion on whether the Canadian navy or the Canadian Coast Guard should be Canada’s sovereign marine presence […]

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CP-140 Aurora

Aurora’s wings clipped?

The Canadian Forces took delivery of the first CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft in May 1980; the 18th and last CP-140 was delivered in August 1981. The original requirement for […]

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The technical issues are complex

I am the Standards Chief Petty Officer for marine propulsion systems at the Canadian Forces Fleet School in Esquimalt.  I find the points made by the contributors to this topic […]

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In Defence of Airedale

It seems to me that Airedale is expressing frustration at the lack of a comprehensive explanation by the navy about how the future fleet plans make it any better able […]

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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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MCDV

The status quo is not sustainable

I am encouraged that we are starting to have a long overdue discussion of this important subject. I would like to add two points to LCdr. Carroll’s and Cmdre. Lehre’s […]

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The place of Canada and its navy in the west

Airedale presents an argument heard all too often in Canada, not just in academic common rooms or their virtual equivalents such as this forum, where there is a certain expectation […]

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Old subs

A Reply to Dave Perry

I read Mr. Perry’s Broadside commentary “A Sub Too Far” with attention and interest. In terms of your reflections on public perception vis-à-vis submarines (“there will be little public appetite […]

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