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By P. Dean McFadden

The jobs, missions, and operations of the Canadian army as outlined by way of the Canada First Defence method, are wide and sundry. whereas normally allotted between 3 significant roles - protecting Canada, protecting North the US, Contributing to overseas Peace and safeguard - in addition they may be summed up via one observe: multitasking. each send within the fleet, regardless of its basic accountability, leaves port with the workforce good conscious they're referred to as upon to modify hats a number of instances sooner than returning domestic - and correctly educated to reply. it's a project set and attitude that levels from legislations enforcement and overseas treaties compliance patrols inside Canadas unique financial sector at sea to commanding naval joint activity forces within the Persian Gulf or off the coasts of Africa - a few in aid of army operations in Southwest Asia, others to wrestle maritime smuggling and piracy.

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Since then, we developed what had been a national institution to use on the international scene, from Korea and the First Gulf War to the war on terrorism and, most recently, in counter-terrorism off the coast of Africa,” he said. “We have been a transformational navy throughout our history. During World War II, we developed an anti-submarine warfare [ASW] navy because that was the demand. We built on that throughout the Cold War. But we have always been transformational. ” 36 L a Marine canadienne a été fondée le 4 mai 1910, peu avant le début de la Première Guerre mondiale.

Until the Second World War, the Navy had been a lesser priority as the government continued to debate its role. By 1945, however, the Navy – and through it, Canada – had proven to be a valuable asset to the defense of the North Atlantic, a role it carried on into the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). “During the Battle of the Atlantic, we found our niche in the anti-submarine role, which we were then able to contribute to NATO,” said Captain(N) Dermot Mulholland, director of Maritime Policy, Operations and Readiness.

Durant la bataille de l’Atlantique, nous avons trouvé notre voie : la lutte anti-sous-marine, et c’est cette expertise que nous avons apportée à l’OTAN, explique le capitaine de vaisseau Dermot Mulholland, directeur Politique, opérations et état de préparation maritimes. Peu de temps après, nous 37 CANADIAN NAVY DND photo Photos: The Naval Museum of Manitoba LA MARINE CANADIENNE Top Left: HMCS Ottawa. Top Middle: Survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship aboard HMCS Arvida, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sept.

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