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PHOTOS: Thousands participate at CFB Esquimalt’s Defence On The Dock (with video)

Different aspects of the Department of National Defence were open to the public for a fun event

The second annual Defence On The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt was a a huge success, with thousands of people participating in the family-friendly event.

“We bring CFB Esquimalt to the community,” said CFB Esquimalt Base Commander Sam Sader. “The base is comprised of 7,000 members, both civilian and military, men and women with all professions…they have all kinds of capabilities that we want our neighbours and friends to understand.”

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At Defence On The Dock there were four different classes of ships, including submarines and training crafts, as well as representation from the Canadian Air Force and the army, the CFB Esquimalt Fire Department and the military police.

Interactive stations included flight simulators, virtual reality, boat rides, obstacle courses, and talks from the cadets about outdoor survival.

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