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.



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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.

Halifax Explosion

Let the Bells Ring

At the remembrance ceremony atop Fort Needham, the pealing bells, minute of silence and moaning ships' horns created the solemn atmosphere conducive to remembering the great tragedy of the Halifax Explosion.

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