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xx 3 navy sailors in hospital after crash at CFB Esquimalt

May 18, 2020, 12:07:58 by Eye In The Sky
I didn't see this posted.  Hopes for full, quick recoveries.

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3 navy sailors in hospital after crash at CFB Esquimalt

VICTORIA -- Three navy sailors at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt are in hospital after a small vessel crashed into a buoy near Victoria on Friday.
The collision happened before noon when the specialized rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) the sailors were travelling in struck a Royal Canadian Navy mooring buoy outside Esquimalt Harbour.
"All three crew members sustained injuries, the degree of which are not known at this time, but are not life-threatening," said Maritime Forces Pacific spokesperson Lt.-Cmdr. Tony Wright.

The twin-engine RHIB returned to CFB Esquimalt and the crew members were taken to hospital by the BC Ambulance Service for treatment and observation.

The vessel belongs to CFB Esquimalt's Naval Security Team and was crewed by its members at the time of the crash.

The Naval Security Team has a core membership of 20 personnel, primarily naval reservists with some regular force members added when required.

The crew members were conducting a routine trip on the RHIB to ensure it was in working order when the collision occurred.

Wright said investigators are still assessing damage to the craft, but added it did not take on water in the crash.

Friday’s collision was the second incident in a month involving a RHIB from CFB Esquimalt.

On April 15, a RHIB belonging to Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Calgary ran aground at low tide in Cordova Bay, north of Victoria.  The vessel was stranded on a sand bar for several hours before the rising tide lifted it free and it returned to the Calgary. 
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xx General Question: Naval Facility on the Saint Lawrence Near Trois-Rivières

April 17, 2020, 13:19:33 by Fred Herriot
Just out of general curiosity.  I know I've seen information about a Navy facility on the southern shores of the Saint Lawrence River between Montréal and Québec City.  It's some sort of testing facility, but no matter where I look, I can't find any information about this location.

Anyone have any ideas?

Cheers and thanks!  Hope everyone's doing well.
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xx RCN DRESS AND CLOTHING UPDATE 01/2019

April 11, 2020, 06:43:07 by Halifax Tar
Subject: RCN DRESS AND CLOTHING UPDATE 01/2019_NDHQ C NAVY OTTAWA_091412Z APR 20_MSN:2020100000232

 CLASSIFICATION: UNCLAS

 RAAUZYUW RCCPJAQ1012 1001557-UUUU--RCWEWLA RCWMBNS RCWMFYS RCWMHBS
 RCWMHVS RCWMKES RCWMMIS RCWMNHS RCWMNMS RCWMPCA RCWMSKS RCWMTRS
 RCWMWGS RCWMWIS RCWMYKS.
 ZNR UUUUU ZOC
 R 091412Z APR 20
 FM NDHQ C NAVY OTTAWA
 TO NAVGEN
 BT
 UNCLAS NAVGEN 006/20 RCN 011/20
 SIC WAC/OTA
 BILINGUAL MESSAGE/MESSAGE BILINGUE
 SUBJ: RCN DRESS AND CLOTHING UPDATE 01/2019
 RCN DRESS AND CLOTHING UPDATE
 REFERENCES: A. APPROVAL LETTER MND / CDS DATED 3 JULY 2019
 B. NAVAL DRESS COMMITTEE DATED 25 JULY 2019
 C. EMAIL NAVAL DRESS COMMITTEE SECRETARY / DIRECTORATE OF
 SOLDIER SYSTEMSPROGRAM MANAGEMENT 2 DATED 04 SEPTEM
 BER 2019
 1. THE CANADIAN NAVAL ENSIGN (CNE) IS A DISTINCTIVE IDENTI-
 FYING SYMBOL OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY OF CANADA.
 IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFERENCE A, THE CNE IS AUTHORIZED FOR
 WEAR ON THE NAVAL UNIFORM
 2. UNTIL IT BECOMES AVAILABLE IN THE NATIONAL SUPPLY SYSTEM,



 PAGE 2 RCCPJAQ1012 UNCLAS NAVGEN 006/20
 THE CNE CAN BE PURCHASED AT CANEX
 3. REGARDING THE WEARING OF THE CNE, THE FOLLOWING SERVES
 AS DIRECTION TO ALL WHO WEAR THE NAVAL UNIFORM:
 A. ON THE NAVAL WIND AND RAIN JACKET AND THE NAVAL COMBAT
 JACKET, THE CNE IS TO BE WORN ON THE LEFT ARM POCKET CENTRED
 ON THE UPPER FLAP
 B. THE CNE NOW SERVES AS THE NATIONAL FLAG OF CANADA AND
 THE WEARING OF TWO NATIONAL IDENTIFIERS IS PROHIBITED. THIS
 MEANS THAT, IN ORDER TO WEAR THE CNE, THE CANADIAN FLAG
 CURRENTLY LOCATED ON THE BRASSARD FLAP MUST BE REMOVED:
 I. ON THE NAVAL WIND AND RAIN JACKET, BY REMOVING THE VEL-
 CRO CANADIAN FLAG
 II. ON THE NAVAL COMBAT JACKET, BY CAREFULLY REMOVING THE
 STITCHING SECURING ONLY THE CANADIAN FLAG TO THE BRASSARD
 VELCRO TAB. THIS IS TO BE DONE WITHOUT REMOVING, ALTERING,
 OR DAMAGING THE BRASSARD VELCRO TAB
 END OF ENGLISH TEXT / TEXTE FRANCAIS SUIT
 LE POINT SUR LA TENUE VESTIMENTAIRE DE LA MRC
 R EF ERENCES : A. LETTRE D APPROBATION DU MINISTRE DE LA DN ET
 DU CEMD EN DATE DU 3 JUILLET 2019



 PAGE 3 RCCPJAQ1012 UNCLAS NAVGEN 006/20
 B. R EUNION DU COMIT E SUR LA TENUE DE LA MARINE EN DATE DU
 25 JUILLET 2019
 C. ECHANGE DE COURRIELS ENTRE LE SECR ETAIRE DU COMIT E SUR
 LA TENUE DE LA MARINE ET L EQUIPE DU DIRECTEUR ADMINIS-
 TRATION DU PROGRAMME DE L EQUIPEMENT DU SOLDAT
 EN DATE DU 4 SEPTEMBRE 2019
 LE PAVILLON NAVAL CANADIEN EST UN SYMBOLE DISTINCTIF DE
 LA MARINE ROYALE CANADIENNE. CONFORM EMENT A LA R EF ERENCE
 A, LE PORT DU PAVILLON NAVAL CANADIEN EST AUTORIS E SUR
 L UNIFORME DE LA MARINE
 2. JUSQU A CE QU IL SOIT OFFERT DANS LE SYSTEME D APPROVI-
 SIONNEMENT NATIONAL, LE PAVILLON NAVAL CANADIEN PEUT
 ETRE ACHET E CHEZ CANEX
 3. VOICI LES DIRECTIVES CONCERNANT LE PORT DU PAVILLON
 NAVAL CANADIEN POUR TOUS CEUX QUI PORTENT L UNI-
 FORME DE LA MRC:
 SUR LE COUPE-VENT, LE VESTON IMPERM EABLE ET LE MANTEAU
 DE COMBAT DE LA MARINE, LE PAVILLON NAVAL CANADIEN
 DOIT ETRE CENTR E SUR LE RABAT DE LA POCHE SUP ERIEURE
 DE LA MANCHE GAUCHE



 PAGE 4 RCCPJAQ1012 UNCLAS NAVGEN 006/20
 B. LE PAVILLON NAVAL CANADIEN TIENT D ESORMAIS DE
 DRAPEAU NATIONAL DU CANADA ET LE PORT DE DEUX
 SYMBOLES NATIONAUX EST INTERDIT. CELA SIGNIFIE QUE POUR
 POUVOIR PORTER LE PAVILLON NAVAL DU CANADA, LE DRAPEAU
 NATIONAL DU CANADA QUI SE TROUVE ACTUELLEMENT SUR LE RA-
 BAT DU BRASSARD DOIT ETRE ENLEV E:
 I.SUR LE COUPE-VENT ET LE VESTON IMPERM EABLE DE LA MARINE,
 EN RETIRANT LE DRAPEAU CANADIEN EN VELCRO
 II. SUR LE MANTEAU DE COMBAT DE LA MARINE, EN ENLEVANT SOI-
 GNEUSEMENT LES COUTURES FIXANT SEULEMENT LE DRAPEAU
 CANADIEN A LA PATTE DE VELCRO DU BRASSARD,ET CE, SANS
 ENLEVER, ALT ERER OU ENDOMMAGER LA PATTE DE VELCRO
 BT
 #1012
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xx Decline of Naval Thought in the RCN

March 17, 2020, 23:36:13 by Infanteer
Interesting article over at CNR:

https://www.navalreview.ca/cnr-articles-01/

The author argues that the Senior Service has become, professionally, overly focused on acquisition and project management to deliver platforms, and that there is a distinct lack of intellectualism and sailors think about the art of war at sea in the RCN today.

He laments the loss of maritime-focused training at CFC, and points out that the Army and Air Force have picked up the slack in operational thought with their own schools and Warfare Centres, the Navy has stuck to tactical ship driving.  The CAF as a whole suffers from having a true centre for excellence in maritime operational thought.
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xx Navy to consider gender-neutral ranks

March 07, 2020, 10:05:53 by FSTO
Don't know if this is top of mind for females in the RCN?

https://tnc.news/2020/03/06/navy-considering-gender-neutral-alternative-to-junior-seaman-ranks/

Although I'd be okay with Ordinary Rate, Able Rate, Killick and Master Killick.

Or Ordinary (insert trade here), ABN (for Able Bosn)

One wag wants to use Sailor - Ordinary Sailor, Able Sailor, Leading Sailor, Master Sailor. I don't know but to me it sounds kind of dumb.
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