Canadian Armed Forces

Wreaths ornamented with poppies are laid at the cenotaph at Memorial Park during Esquimalt’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday (Nov. 11) morning. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt honours Canada’s fallen, veterans on Remembrance Day

Hundreds take part in parade, ceremony at Memorial Park cenotaph

 

Retired Warrant Officer Theresa ‘Terri’ Lynn Orser remembers the peacekeepers at the Langford Cenotaph. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Langford veteran recalls psychological toll of peacekeeping in the Balkans

Terri Orser witnessed action, horror in her 27 years in the Canadian Armed Forces

 

Wren Petty Officer Dorothy Robertson and Wren Chief Petty Officer Trudy Jardine at the RCN’s secret Japanese radio intercept hut at Gordon Head, 1945. (Courtesy of Dave Freeman)

Victoria veteran preserving stories of navy women

Lt.-Cmdr. Dave Freeman has records from hundreds of Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (Wrens)

 

Lt.-Gen. Jennie Carignan is the Canadian Armed Forces’ Chief of Professional Conduct and Culture, and is leading a ‘fundamental shift’ in how the army, navy, and air force manages its professional conduct and culture. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Armed forces culture and conduct chief talks ‘fundamental shift’ at CFB Esquimalt

Lt.-Gen. Jennie Carignan met with base leaders, members before sitting down with Black Press Media

Lt.-Gen. Jennie Carignan is the Canadian Armed Forces’ Chief of Professional Conduct and Culture, and is leading a ‘fundamental shift’ in how the army, navy, and air force manages its professional conduct and culture. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Ken Nicholson (left) receives a long service award recognizing his 50 years of service to the Department of National Defence and the Government of Canada from Rear Admiral Christopher Robinson, Maritime Forces Pacific commander, as Nicholson’s wife Betty Jean looks on. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)
Ken Nicholson (left) receives a long service award recognizing his 50 years of service to the Department of National Defence and the Government of Canada from Rear Admiral Christopher Robinson, Maritime Forces Pacific commander, as Nicholson’s wife Betty Jean looks on. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)
Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)

Royal Canadian Air Force holding exercises this week near Metchosin

Helicopter training activities happening from 10 a.m. to midnight, Aug. 15 to 19

Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)
Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Peacekeepers remembered with parade on anniversary of Canadian deaths

On Aug. 9, 1974, 9 Canadians were killed when a Syrian missile shot down a UN peacekeeping plane

Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Minister of Defence Anita Anand speaks during an announcement at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on Monday June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canadian Armed Forces to start training Ukrainian soldiers in 3rd country

Canada suspended its previous training mission weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine

Minister of Defence Anita Anand speaks during an announcement at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on Monday June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
The front cover of the Goldstream Gazette Vol. 17. No. 30 July 22, 1992. (Goldstream Gazette Archives)

Back in the Day: Social housing, Sarajevo and Slug Fest

Soldiers were training for a peacekeeping mission in an eastern European country

The front cover of the Goldstream Gazette Vol. 17. No. 30 July 22, 1992. (Goldstream Gazette Archives)
The Royal Canadian Navy sail training vessel HMCS Oriole, photographed in 2018. A past crew member has been convicted in Victoria on three separate charges relating to assaults against a cadet during a 2006 West Coast cruise to and from Alaska. The vessel is now based in Halifax. (Courtesy Department of National Defence)

Retired HMCS Oriole crew member convicted in Victoria of sexual assault, other charges

Retired Royal Canadian Navy NCO James R. Levesque begins sentencing hearing July 9

The Royal Canadian Navy sail training vessel HMCS Oriole, photographed in 2018. A past crew member has been convicted in Victoria on three separate charges relating to assaults against a cadet during a 2006 West Coast cruise to and from Alaska. The vessel is now based in Halifax. (Courtesy Department of National Defence)
The Canadian Armed Forces warns of increased air and water traffic during a weekend exercise at Rocky Point. (Google Maps)

Army search and rescue exercise in Metchosin includes helicopter, horses and humans

Military training at Rocky Point causes uptick in air, boat traffic

The Canadian Armed Forces warns of increased air and water traffic during a weekend exercise at Rocky Point. (Google Maps)
A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Memorial ceremony in Kelowna disrupted when woman drives over graves

People were gathered at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery to mark the anniversary of the end of WWII

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A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
A Canadian flag patch is shown on a soldier’s shoulder in Trenton, Ont., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The company administering the federal government’s $900-million settlement deal with Armed Forces members and veterans who experienced sexual misconduct while in uniform has admitted to having released private information about more claimants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

More privacy breaches in handling of military sex misconduct settlement deal

‘People now are wondering: Is my information out there?’

A Canadian flag patch is shown on a soldier’s shoulder in Trenton, Ont., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The company administering the federal government’s $900-million settlement deal with Armed Forces members and veterans who experienced sexual misconduct while in uniform has admitted to having released private information about more claimants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Former navy officer Kit Wong was sentenced to two years in prison at the Victoria courthouse Feb. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former navy officer handed 2 years in prison for sexual offences in Victoria, Esquimalt

Offences related to 75-year-old’s home-based acupuncture, massage practice

Former navy officer Kit Wong was sentenced to two years in prison at the Victoria courthouse Feb. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton returns to Halifax on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after completing a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Fire on board Canadian warship could have been avoided: Navy commander

Fire is believed to have started after Fredericton’s crew forgot to disconnect a temporary bilge pump

The Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton returns to Halifax on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after completing a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter from 12 Wing Shearwater, home of 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, flies near the base in Eastern Passage, N.S. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Work has begun on the software issue identified as a cause of last year’s naval helicopter crash off Greece that killed six Canadian crew members, but the full extent of the changes and costs involved won’t be known until spring next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

‘Scope’ and cost of software fix to naval helicopters expected in spring 2022

Military has recently found cracks in the tail of most choppers in the fleet

A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter from 12 Wing Shearwater, home of 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, flies near the base in Eastern Passage, N.S. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Work has begun on the software issue identified as a cause of last year’s naval helicopter crash off Greece that killed six Canadian crew members, but the full extent of the changes and costs involved won’t be known until spring next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter is seen during a training exercise at 12 Wing Shearwater near Dartmouth, N.S. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Canadian military’s fleet of maritime helicopters is undergoing special inspections and repairs after cracks were recently found in the tails of four CH-148 Cyclones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Military repairing cracks in the tails of most CH-148 Cyclone helicopters

Tail cracks were first detected in one of the maritime helicopters during a routine inspection

A CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter is seen during a training exercise at 12 Wing Shearwater near Dartmouth, N.S. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Canadian military’s fleet of maritime helicopters is undergoing special inspections and repairs after cracks were recently found in the tails of four CH-148 Cyclones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A CH-146 Griffon helicopter is loaded on board a C-177 Globemaster III as the Canadian Armed Forces send relief to the floods in British Columbia, in Quebec City, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

500 troops in B.C. helping with flood works, delivering supplies to cut-off areas

Mike Farnworth praised federal government responsiveness in B.C. disaster zone

A CH-146 Griffon helicopter is loaded on board a C-177 Globemaster III as the Canadian Armed Forces send relief to the floods in British Columbia, in Quebec City, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
RCAF personnel unloading equipment off the CC-177. Patrick Penner photo.

PHOTOS: Royal Canadian Air Force arrives in Abbotsford to help shore up flood fight

RCAF CC-177 Globemaster drops off 3 CH-146 Griffon helicopters

RCAF personnel unloading equipment off the CC-177. Patrick Penner photo.
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Restoring supply chains, military aid top federal priorities for flood-ravaged B.C.

Many major highways, rail lines in the province are out of commission following landslides

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward