Crowsnest - Summer 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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Lieutenant-Commander Wil Lund

Talented mid-level RCN leaders show the way

Over the past few months wide-ranging global activity, high expectations and a superior quality of response have showcased the capabilities, drive and talent of those mid-level leaders (both officers and non-commissioned members) who could be the next generation of senior leadership in the RCN.

Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd and HCapt(N) Mandy Farmer

Honorary Naval Captains proud to wear new distinctive insignia

The Royal Canadian Navy has come up with an innovative way to identify and honour its Honorary Naval Captains.

Satellite dishes

Information as war: the RCN comes to grips with a new battle space

“We must now go beyond considering the problem of information in war and consider information as war – a new domain in its own right which enables all other aspects of warfare.”


HMCS Goose Bay

Naval warships take to the Great Lakes

For Canada’s 150th anniversary Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Goose Bay and Toronto are participating in the annual Great Lakes Deployment, the Royal Canadian Navy’s major outreach event.
July 12, 2017

HMCS Montréal

Anchored in the future

It is hard to imagine inadvertently dropping an anchor. To prevent such an occurrence, there are drilled procedures, crisp communications, a safety briefing and frequent training.
July 12, 2017

HMCS Montréal

Ship sponsors: There’s more to it than smashing bottles on the bow

Traditionally, sponsors are prominent women with a record of service to the community. They have a ceremonial role, but they are also encouraged to maintain a connection to the ship and its crew, and many do.
July 12, 2017

Lieutenant-Commander David Dallin

Navy Bike Ride a huge success

The first annual Navy Bike Ride triumphed in its first year with a sellout event that saw over 700 participants get on their bikes and ride through downtown Ottawa and Gatineau on May 20.
July 12, 2017