Training and Personnel

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Requiem for a Navy?

By Dan Middlemiss, 2 December 2023 So, how bad can it get for the RCN and the CAF as a whole? During the past year, senior officers have been publicly […]

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On Track Visually?

By David Morse, 19 September 2023 A chance encounter with navigation officers during ship visits as part of the recent Halifax Fleet week,brought this old adage back to mind. Apart […]

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An Admiral’s Take on the State of the RCN

By Dan Middlemiss, 23 August 2023 Former Vice-Admiral Mark Norman has provided another informed, yet disheartening, assessment of the current state of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). (Mark Norman, “Striking […]

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Military Aid to the Civil Power

By Roger Cyr, OMM, CD, 18 July 2023 Aid to the civil power is the calling out of military troops by the civil authorities to help maintain or restore public […]

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Whatever happened to leadership?

By Roger Cyr, OMM, CD There are now culture officers appointed to ships when they deploy to sea, with the role of ensuring that senior members abide with the naval […]

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Canada Geese and the CAF

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 2 May 2022 The Commander of Canadian Forces Support Group (Ottawa-Gatineau) and Base Commander of Canadian Forces Base Ottawa-Gatineau sent out the following advisory last week […]

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There’s No Life Like it!

By Moderator, 28 April 2022 The Department of National Defence conducted a public opinion poll earlier this year. The results are discouraging. Not only do Canadians know little about the […]

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What do Navies do in Peacetime?

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 29 October 2021 The Naval Association of Canada has produced another interesting addition to the Briefing Note series. This one is about naval training and exercises. It […]

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Golfing: A New Battlefield?

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 14 June 2021 Admiral Craig Baines has just issued an apology for golfing with former Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance. Lieutenant-General Mike Rouleau, the Vice-Chief […]

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Australia – Naval Paradise?

Brian Bertosa, 27 April 2021 I’ve just read an article published in The Forge, an Australian defence department journal. It’s entitled “JPME with a Purpose: Breaking through the Mythology.” It […]

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CSC Personnel and Training

David Dunlop, 30 March 2021 Here is a feature article just published in the Maritime Engineering Journal (No 96, Spring 2021 issue, pages 15-18) on the CSC Project discussing the Personnel […]

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