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Volume 18, Number 1, 2022

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The world has changed since the last issue of Canadian Naval Review. We had all hoped that Russia was bluffing as it massed troops on the border of Ukraine. It wasn’t. And now we watch in horror at the brutality with which Russia attacks its neighbour.

But spring arrives regardless. And as the flowers and birds of spring appear, it’s time for another issue of Canadian Naval Review. In the spring issue we have a special treat for readers. It’s a theme issue on the Arctic. The topic is timely because even though Russia did not invade an Arctic country, its actions have nonetheless had repercussions in the North.

We are honoured to publish an article written by the former Commanding Officer of HMCS Harry DeWolf, Commander Corey Gleason. Commander Gleason gives us an account of the trip that HDW took through the Northwest Passage in 2021, the first Canadian navy ship to do so since 1954. In our second article, “A Tale of Two Ships: HMCS Labrador and HMCS Harry DeWolf,” Roger Litwiller examines that earlier trip through the North. In this article we learn the details of Labrador’s voyage and compare the experience with that of HDW. In our third article, “The Arctic Council and Oil Pollution Prevention in the Arctic Ocean,” Jeff Gilmour looks at some of the work that has been done by the Arctic Council to address the possibility of large-scale oil pollution in the North. How this will change in the light of the Arctic Council’s pause in activity in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is yet to be seen. We are very pleased to have a contribution from Natan Obed, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), who talks about the Inuit relationship with the lands and waters of the North/Northwest Passage and perspectives on future developments there. And we have a contribution from Captain Simon Dockerill who discusses his experiences in the Arctic with the Canadian Coast Guard.

This just scratches the surface of the interesting material in this theme issue. We also include commentaries about the value of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships, landing craft for the navy in the Arctic, getting serious about Arctic defence, and Russian naval capabilities in the North. And we have a commentary from Andreas Østhagen who examines Norway’s Arctic Policy – a commentary and policy that has had to be re-thought since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

And, of course, we have amazing photos that you won’t want to miss.

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Table of Contents

  • Making waves
    • Are the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships Valuable Fleet Assets? - by Roger Cyr
    • A Landing Platform Arctic Ship: Turning the LSI(A) Back to the LPA - by José Cañadas Mendez
    • Hovercraft for the Royal Canadian Navy - by Major (Ret’d) Les Mader
    • Norway’s Arctic Policy: High North, Low Tension? - by Andreas Østhagen
  • Dollars and Sense: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is a Sign We Should get Serious about Arctic Defence - by Dave Perry
  • Warship Developments: The Russians - by Doug Thomas
  • Book Reviews

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Volume 17, Number 3, 2022

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Here we are in 2022, and now suffering through the fifth wave of the never-ending pandemic. But we take heart that the end is (hopefully) near, and we continue to produce new issues of Canadian Naval Review. The show must go on.

I’m happy to announce that the Winter issue is coming soon. As usual, the issue begins with an Editorial. This one looks backward at the past year, and forward to the new year. It discusses what is being published about maritime issues, and the disconnect between what the interested community is doing and the attention the government pays to maritime security. Then we have five fascinating articles. The first article is the winner of the 2021 CNMT Essay Competition. It is by Christopher Verklan and is entitled “Winning the Narrative Battle on the High Seas: A Warning for the RCN.” Information warfare is a growing concern. Is the RCN ready to act in this arena? Read the article and find out. The second article calls for a new Canadian defence policy, one which pays more attention to the Indo-Pacific region. The third article looks back in history at the development of camouflage at sea – particularly diffused lighting camouflage – during the First and Second World Wars. The fourth article proposes a revised fleet structure for the RCN. And the final article discusses what capabilities Canada would need in a next generation submarine.

We also have a selection of very interesting commentaries. Dave Perry’s column should be read by everyone. In “Defence and Economic Recovery,” Perry discusses the contributions that defence spending provides to both the economy and the ‘middle class jobs’ so beloved by the government. Other contributors look at European navies in Asia, the environment and the RCN, putting Canadian reserve forces under provincial jurisdiction.... I could go on. As usual the issue is full of great material – illustrated with amazing photos.

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Table of Contents - Vol. 17, No. 3 (2022)

  • Making waves
    • Reserve Military Forces Should be Under Provincial Jurisdiction - by Roger Cyr
    • COP26, Arctic Climate Change and the RCN - by Bill Featherstone
    • Royal Canadian Navy: On Track to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions - by Lieutenant-Commander Linda Hodgkins

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