Crowsnest - Fall 2015

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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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Featured:

Retired Lieutenant (Navy) Rob Arbour

The roughy-toughy unwashed submariner

From ordinary seaman to chief petty officer first class and commissioned officer in a career that has spanned more than 32 years, retired Lieutenant (Navy) Rob “Bats” Arbour is not only a submariner of the old school, but also a technical expert who still brings his considerable expertise to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).

Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship

Full production begins on new AOPS

Lieutenant-Commander Tom Sliming, Deputy Project Director of the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship Project, discusses the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest class of ships and why they are important to Canada.

HMCS Moncton

Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels sail beyond expectations

From icy Arctic waters to the warm Caribbean Sea, the Royal Canadian Navy’s 12 Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs) have been expanding their roles and proving their worth time and again.

Articles:

George Guertin, Dave Parent, Glen Wilberforce, Ed Grundwell, Dan Kendrick and Gord Edwards

RCN Korean War veterans remember

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Huron’s bow cut through the impenetrable fog and mist of a dark sea off North Korea’s eastern coast in 1953. It was the beginning of the middle watch, when most of the crew was asleep, trusting in their blind pilotage team. It was going to be a night to remember.
November 30, 2015

Ordinary Seaman Yvette Yong

Navy’s Taekwondo champion humbled by unwavering support

She’s a world renowned Taekwondo competitor, but Ordinary Seaman Yvette Yong is humbled by the unwavering support she receives from her colleagues in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
November 3, 2015

Commander Pascal Belhumeur and Lieutenant-Commander Kevin Whiteside

HMCS Winnipeg: Making significant contributions to NATO in Europe

Crew members on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg have been deployed on Operation Reassurance for about four months and thus far, have had a remarkable journey while making significant contributions to NATO assurance measures in Europe.
November 3, 2015

Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier

New commanders take the helm

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) welcomed two new formation commanders in the summer. Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier took over command of Maritime Forces Pacific from RAdm Bill Truelove, and Commodore Marta Mulkins took over command of the Naval Reserve from Cmdre David Craig.
November 3, 2015

Commander Pascal Belhumeur and Lieutenant-Commander Kevin Whiteside

HMCS Winnipeg: Making significant contributions to NATO in Europe

Crew members on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg have been deployed on Operation Reassurance for about four months and thus far, have had a remarkable journey while making significant contributions to NATO assurance measures in Europe.
November 2, 2015