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xx RMC website is out of service

February 20, 2017, 11:57:47 by luttrellfan
The RMC website is down right now which really sucks because all my school work is done online through moodle. Would anyone by chance know what's going on?
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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
Hello,

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.

Thanks.

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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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xx Humour in Official Message Traffic

January 18, 2017, 15:10:13 by Lumber
I love that in the Navy, we get away with transmitting such elegant repartee. Enjoy.

Part 1: From HMCS REGINA (REG) to AIG 1704 and 1705
SUBJ: HMCS REGINA WARDROOM BISON UNVEILING - 20 JANUARY 2017

1. FOR AS LONG AS THERE HAS BEEN MILITARY FORCES MASCOTS HAVE BEEN
USED TO INCREASE MORALE AND ENCOURAGE THE WARRIOR SPIRIT. REG
CARRIES THE NAME OF A PROUD PRAIRIE CITY AND WEARS THE SYMBOL OF A
RCMP TROOPER WITH PRIDE. SADLY THE RCMP WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE AN
ACTUAL TROOPER FOR PERMANENT DISPLAY SO REG HAS BEEN SEARCHING FOR A
SYMBOL OF STRENGTH, FEROCITY AND FEARLESSNESS TO SYMBOLIZE THE
FIGHTING SPIRIT OF THE SHIP
2. AS REG S HISTORICAL OFFICER SELFLESSLY TOILED TO FIND A SUITABLE
ANIMAL, THE MAJESTIC BISON BECAME A MORE AND MORE APPROPRIATE
CHOICE. REG HAS LONG ENJOYED A CONNECTION WITH THE RCMP, WHICH HAS
LONG HELD THE BISON AS ITS MASCOT AND IT FORMS THE CENTRAL DEVICE OF
THE FORCE S BADGE
3. REGINA, ONCE THE CAPITAL OF THE ENTIRE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AND
THE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS OF ASSINIBOIA AND NOW PROVINCIAL CAPITAL,
WAS FIRST NAMED OSKANA KA-ASASTEKI (ROUGHLY TRANSLATED TO PILE OF
BONES) BY THE CREE IN REFERENCE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF BISON BONES
PILED IN THE CITY. ITS COAT OF ARMS FEATURES A BISON AS ITS PRIMARY
SYMBOL AND THE ANIMALS CONTINUE TO BE RAISED IN THE AREA TODAY
4. FOR THESE REASONS REG HAS DECIDED TO TAKE BACK THE BISON. THE
UNIFYING POWER OF THIS GREAT CANADIAN ANIMAL IS SO STRONG THAT THE
REG WDRM HAS PURCHASED A FULL SIZED BISON HEAD TO MOUNT IN THE MESS.
WHILE SOME MAY CRITICIZE THE CHOICE OF REG S MASCOT (WIN) SIMPLY DUE
TO THE FACT THAT OUR SHIP S CREST DOES NOT FEATURE THE ANIMAL THE
SHIP S COMPANY OF REG COUNTERS THAT A BEAST AS FIERCE AND MIGHTY AS
THE GREAT CANADIAN BISON CAN CERTAINLY SUPPORT MORE THAN ONE SHIP.
TIME WILL TELL WHO IS TRULY WORTHY OF THE BISON
5. IN ORDER TO OFFICIALLY ADOPT THE BEAST AS REG S NEW MASCOT A
NAMING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT 1230 ON 20 JAN 17. ALL FORMER XOS
HODS AND DIE-HARD WDRM MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO WITNESS THIS HISTORIC
EVENT AND ENJOY SOME LIGHT REFRESHMENT IN HONOUR OF THE NEW MASCOT
6. RSVP TO XXXXXXXX
7. HASHTAG TAKEBACKTHEBISON
8. FLOREAT REGINA
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Today in Military History

February 25



1787:

1st Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (Carleton and York), specific date of origin not known


1838:

Amherstburg Ontario - Canadian militia routs American republican sympathizers on Fighting Island, in the Detroit River


1867:

A.G.L. 'Andy' McNaughton 1867-1966


1870:

2nd Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (North Shore): Spem Reduxit (Hope restored)


1917:

During fighting along the banks of the Tigris in Mesopotamia, troops from the South Lancashire Regiment (British Army) repeatedly attempted to advance along a gully, but suffered heavy casualties each time from a Turkish machine-gun.  Private Readitt took part in each of five attacks, and on each occasion was the only survivor.  However, the attacks slowly forced the Turks to give ground.  When the officer commanding the operation was killed, Readitt when forward once more, alone and on his own initiative.  He advanced right up to the Turkish position, and although he was unable to remain there for long, he inflicted damage with grenades.  He slowly retired, and located a good defensive position a short distance away, which he proceeded to hold on his own.  Eventually, other soldiers managed to advance and join him, and consolidate the position.  Readitt was awarded the Victoria Cross.


1941:

British troops occupied the capital Mogadishu, as Italian resistance in Somaliland collapsed.


1944:

Bomber Command mounted a devastating attack on Augsburg, the first occasion it had attacked that city in strength. Good weather and poor anti-aircraft defence contributed to a very concentrated attack by 594 aircraft carrying more than 2,000 tons of bombs. The raid proved somewhat controversial, given the level of destruction in the old city centre. Some 700 Germans were killed, but perhaps 90,000 rendered homeless. An important aircraft component factory was successfully damaged, as well as factories associated with the MAN engineering works, which produced U-boat engines.


1945:

Following fierce fighting in Holland, a platoon of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada had been reduced to just one sergeant and four men during a series of German night counter-attacks. Sergeant Cosens positioned the four riflemen to give him covering fire, then ran to a supporting tank. Standing fully exposed on the tank, he directed its fire to good effect, breaking up another attack. He than asked the tank to bulldoze a way into a German-occupied farm. Cosens went into the farm alone and killed or captured all its defenders. He then succeeded in clearing another two buildings on his own, and was killed by a sniper.


1991:

During the Persian Gulf War, an Iraqi Scud missile hit a U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 Americans.




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