Admiral's View

Welcome to The Admiral’s View! Through monthly personal narrations, the Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic shares his thoughts on current trends, obstacles, and achievements of relevance to the Royal Canadian Navy, with a focus on the Atlantic Coast.

Find out more about what the Rear-Admiral has to say on the latest issues and why.



Rear Admiral Baines

A Holiday Message from Rear Admiral Craig Baines

On behalf of Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic, I would like to wish a “Happy Holidays” to our entire Defence Team, both military and civilian, their families and loved ones.

Photo Ex

The RCN welcomes Carrier Strike Group Ten

“It’s my privilege to extend a warm welcome to Rear-Admiral James Malloy and the sailors of Carrier Strike Group Ten. Halifax is a historic seaport with abundant hospitality and recreation opportunities. Indeed, our shared maritime history is readily apparent in the features of this east coast port. In the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, a calamity that claimed almost 2000 lives, we remember that it was Boston that sent relief to Halifax, a gift of humanity that can never be repaid.

CFB Halifax Change of Command Ceremony – Left to right: Captain (N) Chris Sutherland, Rear-Admiral John Newton, Commander, Maritime Forces Atlantic and new Base Commander, Captain (N) Paul Forget

The Legacy of Command

Respect is earned and sustained, not just by operations overseas, it is sustained because the big base is a good neighbor, an environmental steward, a benevolent force in charity, a builder of new infrastructure, and contractor of local labour and service providers.

Admiral's View - Archive