Royal Canadian Navy

The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy is set to perform this holiday season in support of the Salvation Army Toy Drive. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Mamic)

Naden Band annual holiday performances supports Greater Victoria Salvation Army toy drive

Concerts are set to take place at the Royal Theatre Dec. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m.

 

The grave of Sub-Lt. Edward Gorton Robbins is seen in the Killaghtee Old Graveyard, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. James Stewart lives an hour away from the cemetery and has been looking after the grave since he discovered it several years ago. He is now searching for Robbins’ surviving relatives in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of James Stewart)

Irish man searching for Greater Victoria family of Canadian wartime sailor buried abroad

James Stewart has looked after Edward Robbins’ grave, researched his history the past several years

 

HMCS Harry DeWolf docked at Ogden Point Oct. 3, after completing its maiden operation in Nunavut waters. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Naval ship docks in Victoria during historic circumnavigation of North America

HMCS Harry DeWolf spent time in Nunavut before heading out on drug-busting operation with the U.S.

 

A screenshot from the live video as HMCS Winnipeg sets sail. (Facebook/HMCS Winnipeg)

VIDEO: Victoria-based warship sets sail under sunny skies

HMCS Winnipeg leaves Esquimalt Harbour on deployment

A screenshot from the live video as HMCS Winnipeg sets sail. (Facebook/HMCS Winnipeg)
HMCS Corner Brook returned to Victoria’s waters for the first time since 2015 on June 10. (Courtesy of the Royal Canadian Navy)

WATCH: Navy surveillance submarine returning to Victoria waters

HMCS Corner Brook one of first submarines to receive new communications systems

HMCS Corner Brook returned to Victoria’s waters for the first time since 2015 on June 10. (Courtesy of the Royal Canadian Navy)
Tom Bridger, an electrician with Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd., with the six-metre-long model of Naval ship HMCS Rainbow, sitting in CME’s facility at Canal Waterfront Park in Port Alberni. The large vessel under construction in the background is a geoduck packing ship. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Giant model of Island’s only First World War warship saved from scuttling

Canadian Maritime Engineering saves massive HMCS Rainbow model from a Port Alberni trash heap

Tom Bridger, an electrician with Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd., with the six-metre-long model of Naval ship HMCS Rainbow, sitting in CME’s facility at Canal Waterfront Park in Port Alberni. The large vessel under construction in the background is a geoduck packing ship. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
In 2005, Trevor Whitten (front right) served as an Honor Guard member during the Aboriginal Spiritual Journey at Vimy Ridge, honouring the Indigenous veterans of the First and Second World Wars. (Photo courtesy of Trevor Whitten)

Victoria man follows seven generations of Indigenous veterans

Joining the military at age 20 was a no-brainer for Trevor Whitten

In 2005, Trevor Whitten (front right) served as an Honor Guard member during the Aboriginal Spiritual Journey at Vimy Ridge, honouring the Indigenous veterans of the First and Second World Wars. (Photo courtesy of Trevor Whitten)
Lynda and Glenn Neumann wave to son Sam, a leading seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy Task Group sailing to the Rim of the Pacific Exercise and other operations in the western Pacific Ocean. The couple held a huge sign over the railing at Ogden Point reading, “HCMS Winnipeg Sam.” (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Families, spectators wave goodbye to Navy Task Force from Victoria shorelines

HCMS Winnipeg and HCMS Regina sailing to Hawaiian training exercise, further deployments

Lynda and Glenn Neumann wave to son Sam, a leading seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy Task Group sailing to the Rim of the Pacific Exercise and other operations in the western Pacific Ocean. The couple held a huge sign over the railing at Ogden Point reading, “HCMS Winnipeg Sam.” (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
HMCS Ottawa left CFB Esquimalt on Tuesday morning. The vessel and her personnel will be going to the Ind-Asia Pacific region for a five-month mission to work on Operation PROJECTION and Operation NEON. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Navy vessel departs CFB Esquimalt for five-month mission

HMCS Ottawa will be working on two operations while in the Indo-Asia Pacific region

HMCS Ottawa left CFB Esquimalt on Tuesday morning. The vessel and her personnel will be going to the Ind-Asia Pacific region for a five-month mission to work on Operation PROJECTION and Operation NEON. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Commodore Angus Topshee makes his first official address as Commander of Canadian Fleet (Pacific), during a change of command ceremony held Thursday on A jetty at HMC Dockyard, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. Photo by Leading Seaman Valerie LeClair, MARPAC Imaging Services

Royal Canadian Navy announces leadership changes in Esquimalt

Commodore Angus Topshee new commander of Canadian Fleet Pacific, naval reserve also gets new leader

Commodore Angus Topshee makes his first official address as Commander of Canadian Fleet (Pacific), during a change of command ceremony held Thursday on A jetty at HMC Dockyard, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. Photo by Leading Seaman Valerie LeClair, MARPAC Imaging Services
Canadian military gains valuable disaster experience at RIMPAC

Canadian military gains valuable disaster experience at RIMPAC

Naval, air force and army personnel practise war activities, humanitarian relief

Canadian military gains valuable disaster experience at RIMPAC
Vice Admiral (Retired) Nigel Brodeur gives a speech at the unveiling of a naval service monument commemorating the creation of the Canadian Naval Service in 1910. Brodeur’s grandfather, Louis-Phillipe Brodeur, introduced the legislation to create the Canadian Navy and became Canada’s first Minister of the Naval Service. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Navy monument unveiling an emotional moment for retired vice admiral

Nigel Brodeur’s grandfather sponsored the creation of the Canadian Naval Services in 1910

Vice Admiral (Retired) Nigel Brodeur gives a speech at the unveiling of a naval service monument commemorating the creation of the Canadian Naval Service in 1910. Brodeur’s grandfather, Louis-Phillipe Brodeur, introduced the legislation to create the Canadian Navy and became Canada’s first Minister of the Naval Service. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Demo blasts scheduled for Bentinck Island off Metchosin

Demo blasts scheduled for Bentinck Island off Metchosin

Navy regularly uses the offshore site for demolition purposes

Demo blasts scheduled for Bentinck Island off Metchosin
CFB Esquimalt sailors honoured for bravery

CFB Esquimalt sailors honoured for bravery

May 19, 2012 started off like any other day for Robert DeProy.…

CFB Esquimalt sailors honoured for bravery
(From left) Outgoing CFB Esquimalt Base Commander, Commodore Steve Waddell; Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific; and incoming base commander Capt. (Navy) Jason Boyd prepare to sign documents during Change of Command ceremonies. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging

Base command changes hands at CFB Esquimalt

Incoming commander has plenty of experience on and around the base

(From left) Outgoing CFB Esquimalt Base Commander, Commodore Steve Waddell; Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific; and incoming base commander Capt. (Navy) Jason Boyd prepare to sign documents during Change of Command ceremonies. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging