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  Canadian Forces - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Canadians of British descent favored direct financial aid to the British government instead of support for a local fleet, arguing that Canada would be better served by the well-established British navy than by its own fledging fleet.
The new navy was neglected during the political stalemate that ensued, and by 1914 the RCN was virtually nonexistent.
Canadian minesweepers cleared the approaches to the beaches at Normandy in preparation for D-Day, and the RCN put Canadian soldiers ashore to participate in that famous invasion.
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 Canadian Forces - CAForces.com
Battles which are particularly notable to the Canadian military include the Battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I and, in World War II, the Dieppe Raid, the Battle of Ortona, the Normandy Landings, the Battle of the Scheldt, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the strategic bombing of German cities.
Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (CEFCOM) Under the a transformed CF structure, Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (CEFCOM) is responsible for the planning, and conduct of all Canadian Forces (CF) international operations, with the exception of operations conducted solely by the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM).
Canadian Forces reserve force The CF reserve force comprises the Primary and Supplementary Reserves, the Canadian Rangers and the Cadet Instructor Cadre and is represented, though not commanded, at the national level by the Chief of Reserves and Cadets (a Major General or Rear Admiral).
www.caforces.com   (3735 words)

  
 Lund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She is also the author of several analytical studies on the Canadian navy in the postwar period.
The Canadian navy wished to demonstrate both its worth as an instrument of foreign policy and also the need for balanced, general-purpose forces, including its helicopter air component.
The Canadian navy was simply unprepared technically for the task assigned to it by its political masters.
www.nwc.navy.mil /press/Review/1998/summer/art8su98.htm   (1656 words)

  
 CanadianAlly.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While the Canadians sustained 10,000 casualties, the effort established the nation's soldiers as specialists in the assault role - and was a defining moment in the development of Canada's national identity.
In 1915, as a medical officer serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in Belgium, South African War veteran John McCrae, a doctor and teacher from Guelph, Ontario, wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields", which quickly came to symbolize the sacrifices of all who were fighting in the First World War.
At War's end the Canadian Navy was the 3rd largest Allied Navy; the Air Force was the 4th largest.
www.canadianembassy.org /ca/facts-mil-en.asp   (683 words)

  
 Navy League of the United States - Citizens in Support of the Sea Services
Canadian Defence Minister Bill Graham noted that the country saw how “permeable” its maritime approaches were in 1999 when several boatloads of Chinese refugees arrived unannounced on its west coast.
In addition, a Canadian Senate report issued in October 2003 warned that the nation’s coastlines, and even inland waterways, were open to potential attack since federal agencies were not properly equipped to deal with such a scenario.
While the Navy sees the country’s maritime intelligence-gathering capabilities as excellent, the main drawback is that various government agencies do not communicate well with each other in transmitting the data they have collected, according to Capt. Kelly Williams, the Navy’s director of Maritime Strategy.
www.navyleague.org /sea_power/dec_04_32.php   (1102 words)

  
 Canadian Forces Maritime Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MARCOM is the descendant of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) which was Canada's naval service from the navy's foundation in 1910 until 1 February 1968.
In 1998, the Canadian government made a deal with the United Kingdom to acquire four mothballed, but state-of-the-art Upholder-class diesel-electric submarines that were made surplus by the Royal Navy's decision to operate only nuclear-powered submarines such as the Trafalgar-class boats.
Although aviation assets are the responsibility of Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) since unification, the political fiasco surrounding the maritime-helicopter replacement has had a major impact on the ability of the Canadian patrol frigates to deliver their expected capabilities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Navy   (1961 words)

  
 WarMuseum.ca - Military History - The Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945
All of the Canadian warships that had been operating in British waters came to Newfoundland and, as additional corvettes were completed at Canadian shipyards, these, with incomplete equipment and virtually untrained crews, launched into the harrowing transatlantic escort mission.
At the same time, Canadian escort vessels still formed a major part of the mid-ocean force that took convoys between Newfoundland and British waters and, during the summer and autumn of 1942, these corvettes and destroyers faced a new German ‘wolfpack' offensive that was stronger still than the assault in 1941.
Thus, the Canadian fleet was continuously and heavily engaged in Canadian and Newfoundland home waters, as well as in protecting the by-then enormous transatlantic convoys that fed supplies to the Allied armies in Europe.
www.warmuseum.ca /cwm/disp/dis007_e.html   (2353 words)

  
 Canadian Forces information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Canadian soldiers, sailors and aviators came to be considered world class professionals through conspicuous service in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
Battles which are particularly notable to the Canadian military include the Battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I and, in World War II, the Dieppe Raid, the Battle of Ortona, the Normandy Landings, the Battle of the Scheldt, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the strategic bombing of German cities.
In 2002, nearly 3000 Canadian troops were on active duty in 11 additional operations including the international war on terrorism in Afghanistan and the NATO stabilization force (SFOR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Canadian_Forces   (4594 words)

  
 The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue Shunpiking Vol 01 No 05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
John Griffith Armstrong's The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue heaps another faggot on this fire.
Officially in charge of military movements in the port of Halifax, the navy for many years was unofficially blamed for failing to prevent the disaster.
Canadians, including especially those who volunteer for military service, want to uphold peace, a peace that is genuine and lasting.
www.shunpiking.com /ol0105/05HfxExplosionBookReview.htm   (1281 words)

  
 Canadian Navy: Strategic Issues - Issues and Challenges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Prior to that, he was the Research Officer at the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, as part of the DND Security and Defence Forum Internship Award.
Failed and failing states are indeed a central concern for Canadian security and national interests, and have been throughout the post-Cold War period, as our extensive operational experience in stabilization and robust/complex peace support missions seems to indicate.
As such, the danger posed to Canadian security of not having such a combat capability, when compared to the increased (and one can say unrealistic) hopes of maintaining a fully combat-capable CF, can be overestimated.
www.navy.dnd.ca /cms_strat/strat-issues_e.asp?id=307   (1966 words)

  
 Navy League of the United States - Citizens in Support of the Sea Services
The Canadian Navy is working on the operational requirements for the vessel and is expected to raise the maximum speed requirement of the ship from 21 knots to 25.
Although the Canadian government has been tightening its military procurement budgets over the past several years, the ALSC program appears to be near schedule and is proceeding through Phase 2 (from 2002 to 2005).
The Canadian Navy apparently is considering combining the requirements for a military transport vessel with the capability of underway replenishment in order to replace the two Protecteur-class replenishment ships at the same time with one new vessel type.
www.navyleague.org /sea_power/jul_03_43.php   (1053 words)

  
 Canadian space navy - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Canadian Space Navy is the primary army of the nation of Canadia.
This angered the Canadians and spurred the first Battle of the Canadia vs. Minnesota war.
Named for the famous captain of the Canadian Mounted Police, it is approximately one kilometer long (too good for miles, are they?) and is armed with 300 turbolazers, 56 Luger pistol turrets.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Canadian_space_navy   (476 words)

  
 CdnMilitary.ca - Your CF Information Node for the Past 5 Years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With its destroyers and supply ships reaching the end of their effective lifespan as we approach 2010, the Canadian Navy is at a critical stage in determining its next-generation fleet composition following the anticipated decommissioning of the remaining active classes in 2025.
The Navy also began providing more attention to the issue of enforcing Canada’s Arctic sovereignty from other nations, such as Denmark which sent a warship to violate Canadian sovereignty and land at Hans’ Island, in an attempt to claim that piece of land.
The Canadian Navy fleet of 2025 will incorporate a class of smaller vessels designed for domestic maritime operations, thus relieving the limited number of SCSC platforms for international operations.
www.cdnmilitary.ca /articles/navyFleet2025.htm   (1168 words)

  
 Canadian Genealogy and History Links - Military
Canadian Heroes The exploits and accomplishments of two great Canadians who went to Europe to fight for what was to be the greatest challenges of their young lives.
Canadian Heroes Stories include Major Harold John Lightfoot who was Commanding Officer of the West Nova Scotia Regiment in Camp Aldershot, NS and A Day in the Life of a Prisoner.
Canadian Wartime Experience (University of Manitoba) Digitised pimary source materials relating to the experience of Canada and Canadians during various wars from 1899-1970s.
www.islandnet.com /~jveinot/cghl/military.html   (2992 words)

  
 Royal Canadian Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was the navy of Canada from 1911 until 1968 when the three Canadian armed services were unified to form the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Naval Service of Canada changed its name to Royal Canadian Navy on January 30, 1911, but it was not until August 29 that the use of "Royal" Canadian Navy was permitted by King George V.
By the end of the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945), the RCN was the primary navy in the northwest sector of the Atlantic Ocean and was responsible for the safe escort of innumerable convoys and the destruction of many U-boats—an anti-submarine capability that the RCN would build upon during the post-war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Canadian_Navy   (2345 words)

  
 Tandem Thrust 2001 News Story
Now he serves in the Royal Australian Navy and is temporarily assigned to Kitty Hawk for the early stages of Exercise Tandem Thrust 2001.
So when he signed up with the Australian Navy, he was given the same rank and now works as a submarine exercise planner on international exercises.
One of the units involved in the exercise is the Royal Australian Navy's HMS Waller, a Collins-class diesel submarine.
www.c7f.navy.mil /tt01/story/cakh.htm   (1125 words)

  
 CBC News In Depth: Canada's Submarines
Canadian Forces reveals that Victoria has a dent in its hull the size of a pizza, as a result of a collision that occurred before the navy took over the sub.
The Royal Navy agrees to co-operate in an investigation of the dent.
The Canadian navy says cracked diesel exhaust valves on all the subs may have to be replaced.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/cdnsubs   (1790 words)

  
 Amazon.fr : The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue: Livres en anglais: John Griffith ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Halifax Explosion of 1917 is a defining event in the Canadian consciousness, yet it has never been the subject of a sustained analytical history.
Canada's recently established navy was at the epicentre of the crisis.
Armstrong reveals the navy's compelling, and little-known, story by carefully retracing the events preceding the disaster and the role of the military in its aftermath.
www.amazon.fr /Halifax-Explosion-Royal-Canadian-Navy/dp/077480890X   (443 words)

  
 Canadian navy readies proposal to acquire amphibious assault ships - Military Photos
HALIFAX (CP) - The Canadian navy is drafting a plan to acquire two large amphibious assault ships capable of transporting thousands of troops and dozens of tanks and trucks across the seas.
The acquisition of the ships, that can resemble small aircraft carriers, are in addition to the navy's $2.1-billion project to build three regular supply ships.
Navies in the west are shifting their attention to the litoral regions as the new primary theatre of operation.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=59289   (2117 words)

  
 The Navy League of Canada: Scholarships
However, for many Canadian youth, the economic burden is too great, causing them to miss out on the tremendous opportunities that come with higher education.
Navy League and Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund Scholarships are presently valued at $1000.00 each, and are awarded to currently serving Sea Cadets entering any accredited post-secondary program.
To submitted through the Navy League Branch responsible for the Corps of which the candidate was a member, to the responsible Division, to the National Office, The Navy League of Canada.
www.navyleague.ca /eng/scholarship   (795 words)

  
 Captain Ahab joins the Canadian Navy - free article courtesy of ArticleCity.com
In doing so, the Canadian government was sparred further embarrassment from the incident by not having the injured personnel not wait for medical attention in a Canadian hospital with depleted resources due to cuts over the last decade.
The Liberals are already trying to deflect blame thrown at them from the opposition, claiming that the problems reported on the purchased subs where all normal, and that the inspection teams did all they could prior to allowing the subs to leave dock.
Meanwhile, the Navy insists that these submarines were needed in their plans for defence.
www.articlecity.com /articles/self_improvement_and_motivation/article_1267.shtml   (699 words)

  
 Canadian Forces Station in Bermuda 1963 to 1993
Canadian demands for duty-free privileges were reinforced by what had been approved for USA and Royal Navy protocols but still had to be ratified by the Home Government in London.
Canadian personnel were still not receiving Foreign Service Pay nor duty-free privileges because the Memo of Understanding still had not been approved by the Government in London.
Mabel Ruymer presented the new Canadian flag to the duty signalman for hoisting during the salute and the cheers which accompanied it.
www.bermuda-online.org /canadianforcesstationbda.htm   (1945 words)

  
 Current Operations | National Defence and the Canadian Forces
More than 2,600 Canadian soldiers, sailors and Air Force personnel are deployed overseas on operational missions.
On any given day, about 8,000 Canadian Forces members - one third of our deployable force - are preparing for, engaged in or returning from an overseas mission.
Canadian Support to the National Training Centre, Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF-76) and Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A, formerly the Office of Security Cooperation - Afghanistan).
www.forces.gc.ca /site/operations/current_ops_e.asp   (163 words)

  
 Royal Canadian Navy Recollections
The vessel was handed back to the Royal Navy in 1882 and ended Canadian desires for a home force until the Naval Act of 4 May 1910 when the Royal Canadian Navy came officially into being.
Prior to this Act of Parliament the naval protection was from the Royal Navy located principally at Halifax, NS and Esquimalt, BC.
The only help for her was a Canadian 'breaker in the region that rushed to her aid and was successful in extricating her.
www.warships1.com /index_history/Canadian_history.htm   (2690 words)

  
 Canadian Navy Leads CAN-US Domestic Maritime Security Exercise
ESQUIMALT B.C. - The Canadian Navy and Air Force will join forces with other Canadian government departments and the US Coast Guard in a bi-national domestic exercise designed to further develop coastal surveillance and security of Canada's Pacific maritime approaches.
A primary goal of the Sea Barrier exercise is to foster cooperation and coordination between the Navy and its partners including Transport Canada, the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Canadian Coast Guard, and the US Coast Guard to generate a unified and comprehensive recognized maritime picture.
By sharing and comparing information, the Navy and its partners can develop an increased understanding of the marine domain and refine procedures to effectively respond to potential threats to the security of our maritime approaches.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_022405.00.html   (351 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Halifax explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and intrigue: Books: John Griffith Armstrong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I purchased The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy thinking it was a depiction of the navy's efforts to assist victims of this disaster.
As the author notes early in his book, the Halifax explosion, to the extent it's been studied by historians at all, is generally approached from a sociological viewpoint that concentrates on the event's impact on the people of Halifax.
It's also very interesting to see the developing institutional ethos of the Royal Canadian Navy, which had existed as a nominally independent body for less than a decade at the time of the explosion.
www.amazon.ca /Halifax-explosion-Royal-Canadian-Navy/dp/077480890X   (2732 words)

  
 ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1910-1965
Eventually it was decided that the White Ensign of the British Royal Navy (RN) would be the Canadian naval ensign, and that the Canadian Blue Ensign (already in use as the government ensign) would be the Canadian naval jack.
From 1910 to 1922 the badge in the fly was a quarterly arrangement of the arms of Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and New Brunswick.
In 1922 the badge was changed to the shield of the new Canadian arms, and in 1957 the maple leaves at the base of the shield were changed from green to red.
tmg110.tripod.com /canada2.htm   (274 words)

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