AV Since deploying in July, the ship travelled more than 30,809 nautical miles in … It was tough for the crew of 231 people to disengage from their work mindset during the deployment because they didn’t get to experience much civilian life due to pandemic restrictions on trips ashore. – – – Jeff Dargavel, commanding officer of the HMCS Toronto. Tour one of Canada’s warships – HMCS St. John’s – as you learn what it’s like to be a sailor for the Royal Canadian Navy. As part of the annual Great Lakes Deployment, HMCS St. John’s will visit communities throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. HMCS Halifax, with 252 onboard, left its port city and namesake Friday for a six-month deployment with the Standing NATO Maritime Group One in European waters. HMCS Toronto was the last frigate to deploy in this capacity, in July 2020, and has since returned to Halifax on December 23, 2020. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 1, 2021. HMCS Fredericton is set to arrive in Halifax on Tuesday after a six-month deployment that saw its 200 crew complement experience unprecedented heartache and loss. RCN Public Affairs, 13 October 2020. Canada last commanded a Standing NATO Maritime Group from … One of the ship's duties was to monitor non-NATO naval and air activity. Families waved from the shore as the ship pulled out of Halifax Harbour shortly after noon. Three Candian warships arrived in Portsmouth on completion of exercise Joint Warrior. During the deployment, a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crashed into the Ionian Sea on April 29 within sight of the Halifax-class frigate as the vessel participated in a NATO training mission. (Valerie LeClair/MARPAC Imaging Services) Its deployment was part of NATO's Operation Reassurance , an effort that began in … - TIM KROCHAK. Since deploying in July, the ship travelled more than 30,809 nautical miles in the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean and Black Seas. MacAfee’s son-in-law Petty Officer Phil Hudson is a member of the ship’s crew. HMCS Toronto crews returns early after 191 days at sea – Dec 23, 2020 The crew will be spending a lot more time on board the ship, as visiting port cities in Europe won’t be an option. HMCS Halifax is now the flagship for the SNMG1 command team and headquarters staff throughout the remainder of its deployment. HMCS Toronto seamlessly conducted joint operations with NATO allies throughout the deployment. The Halifax departure follows one out of southern Ontario of the HMCS Toronto, which left on its six-month deployment this summer and returned in … “We’re tired, but that’s to be expected,” Dargavel said. HALIFAX — Military members aboard a Canadian naval frigate began the new year by sailing out of Halifax Harbour on Friday to bolster Canada's engagement in a long-standing NATO training missionThe HMCS Halifax, manned by a crew of 252 and commanded by Commodore Bradley Peats, set sail under clear skies en route to a six-month deployment as part of Operation Reassurance in … DND/RCN Photo: HMCS Toronto 333 in the Mediterranean Sea conducting Force Integration Training with Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 - … HMCS Toronto returns home after a six-month mission at sea, cut short by COVID-19 pandemic, with a crew eager to be home for Christmas. HMCS Toronto arrives in Halifax on December 23 after five months deployed overseas. Joint Warrior is the Royal Navy-led multinational cooperative deployment designed to provide a complex environment in which participants hone tactics and specialist skills within a war-style setting and prepare for deployment as a Joint Task Force. It replaced another Canadian frigate, HMCS Toronto, which deployed with SNMG1 from July to December 2020. 134/2020 This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 1, 2021. BAE Systems has successfully completed planned systems maintenance and repair on HMCS Toronto, a Royal Canadian Navy ship. 200918-N-TC847-1514-BALTIC SEA (Sept. 18, 2020) Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) comes alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) during close proximity maneuvering exercises, Sept. 18, 2020. Crew members of HMCS Toronto clear off ice as they return to Halifax, Nova Scotia, after a six month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE on 18 Jan 2015. HMCS Toronto was accompanied by two other Canadian Navy ships, HMCS Ville de Québec and HMCS Halifax, which also called at Portsmouth Naval Base briefly on their way to their next mission. Montréal is the seventh ship in her class which is based on the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project.She is the second vessel to carry the designation HMCS Montreal.She is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and is homeported at CFB Halifax. HALIFAX, N.S. The sailors of HMCS Toronto made it back to Halifax with one shopping day left before Christmas. By Lt(N) Anders Mech, HMCS Toronto. On 4 Mar 20, members from HMCS TORONTO attended a screening of “Pion... eers in Skirts,” a 60 min movie about ambition and the ongoing effort to achieve parity in the workforce. The Halifax departure follows one out of southern Ontario of the HMCS Toronto that left on its six-month deployment on the operation this summer and returned in December. “It is my duty to attempt to return wreck material to its owner, and I am delighted that we were able to assist in returning the plate from HMCS Regina to the RCN,” said Ms. Moore. Canada last commanded a Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) from June to December 2019, when Commodore Josée Kurtz commanded SNMG2. While at sea in the Baltic earlier this fall, HMCS Toronto became the first ship in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) with the privilege of promoting sailors at sea using the RCN’s new rank designations.. The Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto passes under the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge as it returns to Halifax on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 after completing a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. The frigate covered about 65,000 kilometres of ocean during its six-month deployment with a NATO fleet that took the warship as far north as Norway and as far south as Spain. “We patrolled twice in the Black Sea, off the coast of Crimea. Joint Warrior is the Royal Navy-led multinational cooperative deployment designed to provide a complex environment in which participants hone tactics and specialist skills within a war-style setting and prepare for deployment as a Joint Task Force. We patrolled in the east … Master Sailor Duane Earle was photographed on board HMCS Winnipeg in September, 2020 while on a 5-month deployment in the Asia-Pacific region. The Halifax-class frigate HMCS Halifax (FFH 330) departed its namesake homeport of Halifax, Nova Scotia on 1 January 2021, and replaced HMCS Toronto (FFH 333), which deployed with SNMG1 from July to December 2020. The ship’s helicopter detachment flew 181 sorties, a combat mission of an individual aircraft. The family and friends of HMCS Toronto received an early gift on December 23 – the ship and ship’s company arrived back in Halifax earlier than planned after a five-month deployment with NATO on Op REASSURANCE. HMCS Toronto and its 231 crew sailed out of Halifax Harbour on July 25. HMCS Toronto and its 231 crew sailed out of Halifax Harbour on July 25. Mary MacAfee waves as the frigate HMCS Halifax heads from the harbour in Halifax on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 to start a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea to assist in NATO counter-terrorism patrols and related activities throughout the region. HMCS Toronto steams into Halifax after a six-month deployment. A difficult mission at any time, but the crew also had to deal with COVID-19. The frigate covered about 65,000 kilometres of ocean during its six-month deployment … MONA GHIZ, MARLANT PA. HMCS Toronto returns from Op REASSURANCE in time for the holidays. HMCS Montréal is a Halifax-class frigate that has served in the Canadian Forces since 1993. Joint Warrior is the Royal Navy-led multinational cooperative deployment designed to provide a complex environment in which participants hone tactics and specialist skills within a war-style setting and prepare for deployment as a Joint Task Force. 5.0. “Midway through the deployment and to the end we had a social worker on board, complementing the medical team and the medical staff that we had, to do some intervention with crew members that were struggling,” said Cmdr. Its deployment was part of NATO's Operation Reassurance, an effort that began in 2014 following Russia's annexation of Crimea. Ref. HMCS Halifax is now the flagship for the SNMG1 command team and headquarters staff throughout the remainder of its deployment. Sailors serving on HMCS Toronto disembark to a warm welcome from family, friends and supporters at the Halifax navy dockyard on Sunday morning. 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