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xx Cancel membership

March 17, 2017, 11:36:25 by J-Swift
I can't quite figure out how to do this. I just paid for a new year and I am ok with that. However, I haven't even been active on this site for quite some time. So can my subscription be cancelled please?
Thank you.
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xx Westploy / Southploy

March 17, 2017, 02:30:01 by sailoraye123
I heard today a rumour that a medal was in the works for ships leaving for either set sail to west or south or east ploy that aren't recognized by other current medals... has anybody heard anymore on this.. this is a great feat for young sailors who are gone 4-8 months a year a little recognition for hard work and sacrifice will being great pride...
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xx General Navy life

February 20, 2017, 13:41:56 by grizz123
good day all,

First day to the site so I don't know if i'm doing this correctly so bear with me.

So, I am a qualified  Pte in the INF RES with 2 mins in the army with a CT to go REG Navy and I got a couple Qs to ask, done some research but still need to dig.

1.Can anyone give me insight on these 3 trades Bosn, NES OP and SONAR op- from good experiences to bad, to trade training, to if they have homeports and for NES OP and SONAR op how the spec pay is.

2.Insight on military Housing and food on the west coast-From how it works, how much it cost monthly/ yearly and pro and cons

3. Netp- hows the go

4.How are CFB esquimalt and CFB Halifax- I understand the need of where you are needed but do you have input on where you are posted and if you can remain there.

5.NBD,ships team diver, clearance diver,etc - any experiences with those?

I am all for the navy, months at sea and the grit of it ,travel, teamwork and the dire need of it in hairy situations. I think its the service that is most beneficial, especially for if you want to go civi sides with all those transferable skills down the line, but as of now im in for the thick of it and would appreciate anyone who can give there input on how it was for therm.

Thank you for any replies, it will help clear it all up for me.

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xx What does the Canadian Navy exactly do? And more specific questions...

February 12, 2017, 18:04:13 by overwatch
Hello everyone,

I am researching about the Canadian Navy. In my time researching I have come across general answers. I am interested in joining as a MARS officer but was wondering about the following questions:

1. What does the Canadian Navy do? More specifically are we more about the protection of Canada's coast or do we help countries that need aid in sea combat (if any are in such a conflict today, I am unsure)?

2. Is it common nowadays for our ships to engage in combat situations? I understand that our Navy is trained for combat situations but I'm wondering how often we engage in it.

3. Have there been any Navy staff that have lost their lives in the past two decades? (RIP and thank you for your service :cdn:)

4. What is the Navy's role if we are called into a war? Does this depend mainly on strategy employed such as prioritizing coast defense or helping allies or sometimes both?

Thanks everyone.

Edit: Additional question

5. Is the service length of all Navy trades the same? I am asking because after my service as a MARS officer (which is 3 years, I believe) can I retire and pursue medical school and apply to become a medical officer? This is the second trade I like but I first need to become accepted to a Canadian medical school, complete residency, etc.

I apologize if my questions sound ignorant or simple minded. It's not my intention. These are big commitments and would like to know everything before moving forward.
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xx Searching for Video: Room filling with sea water

January 29, 2017, 18:08:48 by Pieman

I am trying to track down a video of a training exercise I saw somewhere. In the video there was a room with a bunch of pipes and valves and sea water was dumped inside to simulate a sinking ship. The people stuck in side had to work together to stop the flooding.

I've search youtube but no luck...I might be using the wrong key words.

Anyone here know of a video like this? I want to show some colleges as I believe it is also used in astronaut selection.


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xx New RCN Command Badge?

January 28, 2017, 17:19:18 by bigzoomie
Hey sailors, the official info machine says you guys have a new command badge as of last summer. And it would suggest, like everything else, what's old is new.

Can't seem to find an example online (one would think the RCN site would feature it but perhaps my googke-fu is weak). Does anyone have an example?
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