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MON Op Horizon 2024

HMCS Montreal on Op Horizon 2024

RCN Public Affairs, 05 May 2024. On April 15, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montréal, along with its CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, set sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia, beginning a six-month deployment […]

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HMCS Charlottetown returns from NATO exercise

RCN Public Affairs, 29 March 2024. After 37 days at sea for Exercise Steadfast Defender, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown returned home March 13. Since departing their homeport of Halifax […]


Solutions Needed Now

By Ted Barnes, 17 March 2024 It was recently noted in the media that the CAF is in a death spiral. While I don’t share that exact sediment there is […]


Navy No Show in Red Sea

By Chris W.J. Roberts, 15 February 2024 The Red Sea shipping crisis has shredded assumptions about the ability of international law, economic interdependence and coordinated seapower to keep vital sea […]


A Movie about the RCN

By Les Mader, 4 December 2023 To my knowledge, only two movies have ever been made about the RCN – the World War II Corvette K 225 and the 1993 Lifeline to Victory.  […]


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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HMCS Montreal returns from 6 month deployment

RCN Public Affairs, 11 October 2023. On October 3rd HMCS Montréal became the first Halifax-class frigate from the Canadian Fleet Atlantic to complete a deployment on Op Projection Indo-Pacific. While deployed the ship […]

Cutlass Fury 2023

Exercise CUTLASS FURY 2023

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 10 September 2023 Halifax enjoyed the first International Fleet Week this past weekend. The good weather – and the presence of a few cruise ships – brought […]


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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Remembrance Day 2022

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 11 November 2022. Unlike most Remembrance Days, this year the weather was beautiful in Halifax. The usual cold and rainy weather suits the sombre ceremony, but […]


RCN ships depart for RIMPAC 2022

RCN Public Affairs, 12 July 2022 On June 14, 2022, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Vancouver and Winnipeg, and their CH-148 Cyclone helicopter air detachments, departed Esquimalt, B.C., to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) […]