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xx Mobile View

February 12, 2020, 12:58:04 by Mike Bobbitt

Although it doesn't have the green (yet), Mobile view is available. To switch back and forth, use the following:

Mobile View
Desktop View

Note, mobile view does not look good on a desktop. Try it on your phone. :)
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xx HMCS Calgary CO & XO relieved of duty

January 31, 2020, 12:51:59 by Privateer
Per Times Colonist:


Change in command for HMCS Calgary; another officer disabled ship’s smoke detector

 HMCS Calgary has undergone a change in command after evaluation of the ship’s performance during sea-readiness trials.

Cmdr. Alex Barlow took over HMCS Calgary last week, replacing Cmdr. Jonathan Kouwenberg, said Army Lt. Chelsea Dubeau, public affairs officer for Canadian Maritime Forces Pacific.

Dubeau said senior officers decided a change in the ship’s leadership was necessary to reach performance levels required during overseas deployment.

 HMCS Calgary’s second-in-command was also relieved of duty after disabling a smoke detector in the wardroom, smoking tobacco and encouraging assembled subordinates to do likewise while the ship was in San Diego. The officer was found guilty of three counts of behaviour contrary to good order and discipline and fined $3,000.

HMCS Calgary, one of five frigates based in Esquimalt with Maritime Forces Pacific, is being prepared for deployment to the Asia-Pacific region this spring.

Canadian Navy officials have said these overseas deployments, lasting about six month each, are meant to demonstrate and affirm Canada’s presence in the Pacific and its ongoing commitment to its allies.

During exercises such as the ongoing Operation Projection, Canadian Navy ships work with their counterparts from other Pacific nations, including Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and the U.S.

In the past, deployments have included goodwill visits to foreign ports, emergency disaster assistance and enforcing the United Nations embargo of North Korea.
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xx Consolidated Seamanship Training Facility (CSTF) at CFB Halifax

January 23, 2020, 00:16:17 by OceanBonfire

"I was luckey enought to get a quick peak today of the new #cfbhalifax Consolidated Seamanship Training Facility (CSTF) located by the Stad main gate. So much more than a replacement drill shed, it will incorporate offices, small and large classrooms, a theatre...

a container inspection trainer, reconfigurable 3 deck training area with breaching doors to support NBP training, rapel wall, and so much more. The finishing touches are almost done, and NFS(A) will start to move in soon. Training will take a giant leap forward this summer."
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xx Documentary - 2014 Fire in Protecteur

December 09, 2019, 13:40:26 by stoker dave
Below is a link to a documentary produced by DND describing the response and aftermath to the 2014 engine room fire. The documentary is largely based on interviews with those that were there:  CO, XO, EO, Cox'n, stokers, etc. 

Overall, an interesting and compelling story.  Note that it runs for about one hour.

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xx RCN shoots down missile with NATO CEC

November 21, 2019, 17:58:36 by Spencer100
NATO CEC and RCN shoot down target drone cruise missile with ESSM

This is an interesting.
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clip Decommissioning of Stad Gym

October 10, 2019, 18:52:45 by orca73
Back in October 2018 the Stad gym was closed permanently due to too much damage to the roof to repair.
Last month, the construction gates were placed around the building and deconstruction inside the building began.
After work this afternoon, this is what I saw as I based the gym; deconstruction fully underway.
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Today in Military History

February 24


Battle of Roslin Glen, Scottish victory in the bloodiest battle ever fought in Scotland.


Battle of Fighting Island. A force of 2,000 Canadian Militia and British regulars cross the frozen Detroit River in order to dislodge 150 ill-equipped republicans of William Lyon Mackenie's "Patriot Army of the North-West". After a brief exchange of fire, the rebels flee over the ice to the American side of the border.


In South Africa, Sergeant Firth of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment twice braved enemy fire to rescue wounded men. He was badly wounded in the face on the second occasion. Elsewhere, near Colenso, Lieutenant Inkson of the Royal Army Medical Corps also rescued a wounded man, carrying a maimed fellow officer to safety for some 400 yards through heavy fire. Inkson and Firth each received the Victoria Cross.


Corporal Clements of Rimington's Guides suffered a bullet in the lungs during a skirmish with Boers. Lying alone, the Boers called on him to surrender, but he instead chose to fight on, and killed three of his opponents at close range. The others promptly chose to surrender to him instead. Clements survived his wound and received the Victoria Cross.


Armentières France - Canadian Corps takes over 6.5 km section of trench line near Armentières.


Washington DC - German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed by US Naval intelligence; Zimmerman telegram


Germans revise plan for attack to West to include panzer assault through Ardennes


Bomber Command attacked Schweinfurt, the main German industrial centre for ball-bearing production, perceived as a bottle-neck industry which could seriously affect armaments production. 734 aircraft took part, following a USAAF raid the previous day. The RAF tried a new tactic, dispatching the force in two waves separated by two hours, in the hope that the Germans would exhaust their night-fighters against the first wave, leaving a clear run for the second. This apparently worked, since of the 33 aircraft lost, only four from the second wave were thought to have fallen to fighter attack. The bombing, however, proved relatively ineffective, with many aircraft dropping short.


HMCS WASKESIU picks upa Submarine in the early morning. After 2 hours of depth charging, the contact was lost. At 0530, she regains the contact and blankets the U-Boat with everything from 4" HE shells to 20 mm Oerlikon and Bren Gun Fire. As the da


Operation Rolling Thunder, sustained American bombing of North Vietnam, begins


Canada's "Desert Cats" fighter squadron, stationed in Qatar, makes its first ground attack sorties against Iraqi targets


Iraq - Saddam Hussein refuses Allied ultimatum to leave Kuwait; US and Allies begin ground war assault on Iraqi troops

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