Royal Canadian Navy

Tom Bridger, an electrician with Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd., with the six-metre-long model of Naval ship HMCS Rainbow, sitting in CME’s facility at Canal Waterfront Park in Port Alberni. The large vessel under construction in the background is a geoduck packing ship. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Giant model of Island’s only First World War warship saved from scuttling

Canadian Maritime Engineering saves massive HMCS Rainbow model from a Port Alberni trash heap

 

In 2005, Trevor Whitten (front right) served as an Honor Guard member during the Aboriginal Spiritual Journey at Vimy Ridge, honouring the Indigenous veterans of the First and Second World Wars. (Photo courtesy of Trevor Whitten)

Victoria man follows seven generations of Indigenous veterans

Joining the military at age 20 was a no-brainer for Trevor Whitten

 

Lynda and Glenn Neumann wave to son Sam, a leading seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy Task Group sailing to the Rim of the Pacific Exercise and other operations in the western Pacific Ocean. The couple held a huge sign over the railing at Ogden Point reading, “HCMS Winnipeg Sam.” (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Families, spectators wave goodbye to Navy Task Force from Victoria shorelines

HCMS Winnipeg and HCMS Regina sailing to Hawaiian training exercise, further deployments

 

HMCS Ottawa left CFB Esquimalt on Tuesday morning. The vessel and her personnel will be going to the Ind-Asia Pacific region for a five-month mission to work on Operation PROJECTION and Operation NEON. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Navy vessel departs CFB Esquimalt for five-month mission

HMCS Ottawa will be working on two operations while in the Indo-Asia Pacific region

HMCS Ottawa left CFB Esquimalt on Tuesday morning. The vessel and her personnel will be going to the Ind-Asia Pacific region for a five-month mission to work on Operation PROJECTION and Operation NEON. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Commodore Angus Topshee makes his first official address as Commander of Canadian Fleet (Pacific), during a change of command ceremony held Thursday on A jetty at HMC Dockyard, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. Photo by Leading Seaman Valerie LeClair, MARPAC Imaging Services

Royal Canadian Navy announces leadership changes in Esquimalt

Commodore Angus Topshee new commander of Canadian Fleet Pacific, naval reserve also gets new leader

Commodore Angus Topshee makes his first official address as Commander of Canadian Fleet (Pacific), during a change of command ceremony held Thursday on A jetty at HMC Dockyard, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. Photo by Leading Seaman Valerie LeClair, MARPAC Imaging Services
Canadian military gains valuable disaster experience at RIMPAC

Canadian military gains valuable disaster experience at RIMPAC

Naval, air force and army personnel practise war activities, humanitarian relief

Canadian military gains valuable disaster experience at RIMPAC
Vice Admiral (Retired) Nigel Brodeur gives a speech at the unveiling of a naval service monument commemorating the creation of the Canadian Naval Service in 1910. Brodeur’s grandfather, Louis-Phillipe Brodeur, introduced the legislation to create the Canadian Navy and became Canada’s first Minister of the Naval Service. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Navy monument unveiling an emotional moment for retired vice admiral

Nigel Brodeur’s grandfather sponsored the creation of the Canadian Naval Services in 1910

Vice Admiral (Retired) Nigel Brodeur gives a speech at the unveiling of a naval service monument commemorating the creation of the Canadian Naval Service in 1910. Brodeur’s grandfather, Louis-Phillipe Brodeur, introduced the legislation to create the Canadian Navy and became Canada’s first Minister of the Naval Service. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Demo blasts scheduled for Bentinck Island off Metchosin

Demo blasts scheduled for Bentinck Island off Metchosin

Navy regularly uses the offshore site for demolition purposes

Demo blasts scheduled for Bentinck Island off Metchosin
CFB Esquimalt sailors honoured for bravery

CFB Esquimalt sailors honoured for bravery

May 19, 2012 started off like any other day for Robert DeProy.…

CFB Esquimalt sailors honoured for bravery
(From left) Outgoing CFB Esquimalt Base Commander, Commodore Steve Waddell; Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific; and incoming base commander Capt. (Navy) Jason Boyd prepare to sign documents during Change of Command ceremonies. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging

Base command changes hands at CFB Esquimalt

Incoming commander has plenty of experience on and around the base

(From left) Outgoing CFB Esquimalt Base Commander, Commodore Steve Waddell; Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific; and incoming base commander Capt. (Navy) Jason Boyd prepare to sign documents during Change of Command ceremonies. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging