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Volume 19, Number 1, 2023

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It’s time for another issue of Canadian Naval Review. And this time we have a real treat in store for you! The spring issue is a joint issue with Australian Naval Review. A chance email exchange led to the idea, and we (the Editors of CNR and ANR) thought it would be interesting.

We agreed on a list of topics pertinent to both countries. The list is as follows:

  • the national security climate, and the role of the navy in addressing threats;
  • climate change and its impact on the Australian and Canadian navies;
  • recruitment and retention in the two navies; and
  • submarines.

We then found Australian and Canadian authors to write about the topics. We also managed to convince the Chief of Navy, RAN, Vice-Admiral Mark Hammond, and Commander RCN Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee, to say a few words. The result, as you will see, is a collection of articles that are both fascinating and timely.

In this issue, there are no columnists, no Making Waves contributions and no book reviews. There are eight articles – four from the Australian perspective and four from the Canadian perspective. And of course there are amazing photos to illustrate everything! We hope that you will find this joint issue as interesting as we have! See the Table of Contents below.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction to this Joint Issueby Ann Griffiths and Ben Page
  • Australia and Canada: Maritime Nations - by Vice-Admiral Mark Hammond, Chief of Navy RAN
  • The RCN and RAN: Navigating Different Pathsby Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee, Commander RCN
  • Canadian National Security/Defence and the RCN - by Ann Griffiths
  • Future Warfare in the Indo-Pacific and Its Implication for Australia - by Michael Evans
  • Climate Change and the Australian Navy - by Commander Steve Cole, RAN
  • Climate Change and Navies: A Canadian Perspective - by Rear-Admiral (Ret’d) David Morse, RCN
  • Royal Australian Navy: The Current People Challenges - by Commodore Eric Young, RAN
  • RCN Recruitment and Retention - by Richard Shimooka
  • Australia’s Submarine Capability: Enduring Characteristics, Emerging Featuresby Commodore (Ret’d) Peter Scott, RAN
  • Climate Change, Naval Competition and Canadian Submarines Requirements - by Timothy Choi and Chris Spedding

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