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    Canada's navy turns 100 years old this year. It's having a party in the form of an International Fleet Review (IFR) and here's the guest list:

    http://halifaxifr.ca/en/TheShips/Shi...8/Default.aspx

    Here's the navy marching on city hall in Halifax Nova Scotia on the 4th of May to be granted the freedom of the city:



    Lots of other events are scheduled, some may involve adult beverages


    *Edit* Here's an advert that's been running on the tube, what do you think of it?


    Last edited by Roadkiller; 09 Jun 10, 15:42.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Roadkiller View Post
    Canada's navy turns 100 years old this year. It's having a party in the form of an International Fleet Review (IFR) and here's the guest list:

    http://halifaxifr.ca/en/TheShips/Shi...8/Default.aspx

    Here's the navy marching on city hall in Halifax Nova Scotia on the 4th of May to be granted the freedom of the city:



    Lots of other events are scheduled, some may involve adult beverages


    *Edit* Here's an advert that's been running on the tube, what do you think of it?


    As far as ads go, that one is very good IMO.

    As for the fleet review, I can only say I wish I lived closer. Looks like it will be a spectacular event.

    Happy birthday to the Canadian Navy and a hearty salute to those who served in it.

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    • #3
      Cool. Happy birthday RCN!

      For some years after World War II, the Canadian was the 3rd largest in the world. (At least by ship numbers, maybe not tonnage...)
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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Ibis View Post
        ... As for the fleet review, I can only say I wish I lived closer. Looks like it will be a spectacular event. ...
        I'm pretty close by, I'll take pics and share

        The Land:

        You are correct about the number of hulls. The RCN "grew up" in WWII as an ASW force, so it has always been pretty much a small ship service. During the 50's and 60's the navy had a carrier in service but struggled monetarily and with manning to keep it active.

        Canada's official naval memorial is the world's last surviving covette, HMCS SACKVILLE:



        Here she is a couple of years ago, one old warrior saluting another:

        "HMCS Sackville salutes RAdm Landymore
        Second World War corvette HMCS Sackville fires a 13-gun salute to the late RAdm William Moss Landymore after a memorial service in Halifax May 1. RAdm Landymore, who died in November 2008, was involved in dangerous convoy escort services during the Battle of the Atlantic. Over his lengthy naval career, he served in 13 ships of the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy, surviving two sinkings and deploying twice to serve in the Korean War. Following Sackville’s tribute, HMCS Toronto departed with RAdm Landymore’s ashes onboard for committal-at-sea off the coast of Nova Scotia."
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        • #5

          Hear's to the next 100 years!
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          • #6
            Here's a story about a group of unsung heroes who have served the navy in the past and no doubt will continue to do so for for the next 100 years.

            The feral cat population in HMC Dockyard Halifax numbers about 40, and the navy recognizes there service in keeping the facility free of rats and mice with a "Trap, Neuter and Release" program, heated shelters and a feeding program.

            A video report at the link:

            http://lfcms.kingston.mil.ca/Documen...43000440157926
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            • #7
              Congrats.... if your Navy is anything like your Army or Air Force than you're good to go.
              My worst jump story:
              My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
              As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
              No lie.

              ~
              "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
              -2 Commando Jumpmaster

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              • #8
                101, I know the navy exceeds our army and air force in one important activity. This is being formally recognized by Crown Royal:

                FREE Commemorative Navy Labels
                Get your FREE personalized commemorative Navy labels. Order your personalized label online today ... The free personalized commemorative labels will also be available at the Crown Royal display tent which will be located in the Centennial Village, HMC Dockyard Parking Lot, (across the street from Rainbow Gate) from 26 Jun to 1 Jul.
                http://tribaltoronto.com/med/crown-r...mail/navy.html

                CROWN THE MOMENT
                ]!

                From the site:

                There's a perfect way to celebrate our noble Navy members over the last 100 years. Create a special tribute with a personalized Navy label that fits the Crown Royal Deluxe Whisky 750mL bottle as a keepsake or as a perfect gift.

                Anyone that wants to send me a label attached to a 750ml bottle of CR, let me know and I'll forward you my address
                Last edited by Roadkiller; 11 Jun 10, 10:19.
                Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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                • #9
                  LOL.... good stuff.... but I'm more of a Kentucky Bourbon man.



                  Originally posted by Roadkiller View Post
                  101, I know the navy exceeds our army and air force in one important activity. This is being formally recognized by Crown Royal:

                  FREE Commemorative Navy Labels
                  Get your FREE personalized commemorative Navy labels. Order your personalized label online today ... The free personalized commemorative labels will also be available at the Crown Royal display tent which will be located in the Centennial Village, HMC Dockyard Parking Lot, (across the street from Rainbow Gate) from 26 Jun to 1 Jul.
                  http://tribaltoronto.com/med/crown-r...mail/navy.html

                  CROWN THE MOMENT!
                  My worst jump story:
                  My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
                  As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
                  No lie.

                  ~
                  "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
                  -2 Commando Jumpmaster

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                  • #10
                    Happy birthday, RCN. God bless all who side with Liberty.
                    "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
                    — Groucho Marx

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                    • #11
                      To my friends and brothers in arms that have served the CN proudly, at least since 1814.

                      Always happy to call you neighbors.
                      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                      • #12
                        I wish that I could be there. My wife and I spent a few days in Halifax back in 2005 on our way to/from Cape Breton. I dragged her on the Dartmouth ferry a few times so that we(I) could get a better view of the naval yard. I was really surprised to see a French destroyer there. It made it all worthwhile.

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                        • #13
                          The honor roll:

                          25 Jun 1940 HMCS Fraser (H 48) Destroyer C
                          19 Oct 1940 HMCS Bras d'Or Minesweeper
                          22 Oct 1940 HMCS Margaree (H 49) Destroyer D
                          26 Mar 1941 HMCS Otter Armed Yacht Unknown class
                          19 Sep 1941 HMCS Levis (i) (K 115) Corvette Flower
                          7 Dec 1941 HMCS Windflower (K 155) Corvette Flower
                          11 Feb 1942 HMCS Spikenard (K 198) Corvette Flower
                          7 Sep 1942 HMCS Raccoon Armed Yacht Unknown class
                          11 Sep 1942 HMCS Charlottetown (i) (K 244) Corvette Flower
                          14 Sep 1942 HMCS Ottawa (i) (H 60) Destroyer C
                          6 Feb 1943 HMCS Louisburg (i) (K 143) Corvette Flower
                          22 Feb 1943 HMCS Weyburn (K 173) Corvette Flower
                          20 Sep 1943 HMCS St. Croix (I 81) Destroyer Town
                          31 Oct 1943 HMCS Chedabucto (J 168) Minesweeper Bangor
                          29 Apr 1944 HMCS Athabaskan (i) (G 07) Destroyer Tribal
                          7 May 1944 HMCS Valleyfield (K 329) Frigate River
                          8 Aug 1944 HMCS Regina (K 234) Corvette Flower
                          21 Aug 1944 HMCS Alberni (K 103) Corvette Flower
                          25 Oct 1944 HMCS Skeena (D 59) Destroyer A
                          25 Nov 1944 HMCS Shawinigan (K 136) Corvette Flower
                          24 Dec 1944 HMCS Clayoquot (J 174) Minesweeper Bangor
                          22 Feb 1945 HMCS Trentonian (K 368) Corvette Flower (rev.)
                          17 Mar 1945 HMCS Guysborough (J 52) Minesweeper Bangor
                          16 Apr 1945 HMCS Esquimalt (J 272) Minesweeper Bangor
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by globetrotter View Post
                            The honor roll:

                            25 Jun 1940 HMCS Fraser (H 48) Destroyer C
                            19 Oct 1940 HMCS Bras d'Or Minesweeper
                            22 Oct 1940 HMCS Margaree (H 49) Destroyer D
                            26 Mar 1941 HMCS Otter Armed Yacht Unknown class
                            19 Sep 1941 HMCS Levis (i) (K 115) Corvette Flower
                            7 Dec 1941 HMCS Windflower (K 155) Corvette Flower
                            11 Feb 1942 HMCS Spikenard (K 198) Corvette Flower
                            7 Sep 1942 HMCS Raccoon Armed Yacht Unknown class
                            11 Sep 1942 HMCS Charlottetown (i) (K 244) Corvette Flower
                            14 Sep 1942 HMCS Ottawa (i) (H 60) Destroyer C
                            6 Feb 1943 HMCS Louisburg (i) (K 143) Corvette Flower
                            22 Feb 1943 HMCS Weyburn (K 173) Corvette Flower
                            20 Sep 1943 HMCS St. Croix (I 81) Destroyer Town
                            31 Oct 1943 HMCS Chedabucto (J 168) Minesweeper Bangor
                            29 Apr 1944 HMCS Athabaskan (i) (G 07) Destroyer Tribal
                            7 May 1944 HMCS Valleyfield (K 329) Frigate River
                            8 Aug 1944 HMCS Regina (K 234) Corvette Flower
                            21 Aug 1944 HMCS Alberni (K 103) Corvette Flower
                            25 Oct 1944 HMCS Skeena (D 59) Destroyer A
                            25 Nov 1944 HMCS Shawinigan (K 136) Corvette Flower
                            24 Dec 1944 HMCS Clayoquot (J 174) Minesweeper Bangor
                            22 Feb 1945 HMCS Trentonian (K 368) Corvette Flower (rev.)
                            17 Mar 1945 HMCS Guysborough (J 52) Minesweeper Bangor
                            16 Apr 1945 HMCS Esquimalt (J 272) Minesweeper Bangor
                            And this is an Honor Roll of what? Yes, I know ships put what makes these special?
                            "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                            Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                            you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                            • #15

                              Here's to the scourge of Doenitz's Wolfpacks!


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