Crowsnest - Spring 2017

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Crowsnest is the national news magazine of the Royal Canadian Navy. Its aim is to keep readers informed about the navy through in-depth articles, news and dynamic imagery. The magazine provides a better understanding of our navy, as well as an appreciation for the great work our sailors and air personnel do for Canada around the world.

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Sailors from HMCS Summerside

West African deployment a “once-in-a-lifetime” journey

For the first time in many years the RCN has deployed ships to West Africa, providing crew members with the rare opportunity to support joint training and foster relationships in the Gulf of Guinea region.

Centre mega-block of Harry DeWolf

New AOPVs progressing at shipyard

Three mega-block pieces of the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest ship are currently being assembled in the Halifax Shipyard.

Combi-steam oven

New shipboard cooking technology healthier, safer – and it makes a mean steak!

How about an oven that can flawlessly cook 64 eight-ounce New York striploin steaks, with perfect grill marks, all at once?


A Marine Systems Engineer

RCN occupations restructured to better support future fleet

Occupations within the RCN are currently being restructured to better prepare for future ships as the navy begins the largest peacetime fleet recapitalization of its modern history.
April 26, 2017

A Victoria resident waves the national flags of Canada and China

Over the horizon: the Royal Canadian Navy looks west

As shoppers bustled through the streets of Victoria, B.C, last December, they would have seen the lyrics of one of the season’s carols come to life: three ships come sailing in. More specifically, they would have seen two frigates and a replenishment ship from China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy.
April 26, 2017

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Savich

A final note: RCN musician’s career spans four decades

After 41 years of hitting all the right notes, Maritime Forces Pacific’s Naden Band musician Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Savich has packed up his tuba and called it a career.
April 26, 2017

Navy Bike Ride jersey

Get rolling at the first ever Navy Bike Ride!

The first annual Navy Bike Ride brings together RCN members, veterans, family and friends on Saturday, May 20 for a full day of activities as part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations.
April 26, 2017