Volume 56 Number 7 | February 14, 2011
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MARPAC NEWS CFB Esquimalt, Victoria, B.C.
Capt(N) John Mason (Ret’d) leans
in close to the statue sculptor Nathan
Scott is working on. If it weren’t for the
singular colour – that of light gold – it
could be his twin.
The ear-to-ear grin, the mischievous
crinkled eyes, the 1940s naval uniform
with square rig, even the rack of medals
lining his left chest are an exact match
to the 87-year-old.
With decades of experience behind
him, Scott has done it again - immortal-
ized a Victoria citizen, this time a Second
World War naval veteran.
See Statue on page 6
Carmel Ecker, Lookout
Dressed in the uniform he wore when he joined the navy in 1942, Capt(N) (Ret’d) John Mason cozies up to the clay copy
of himself in sculptor Nathan Scott’s Saanich studio last week. Scott has been commissioned by the Homecoming Statue Editorial & Opinion ............ 4
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EDITORIAL: WRITER GETS HIS SEA LEGS
A day of firsts in a supply ship
Feb. 15 & 16
Chiefs & POs Mess
1575 Lyall St. Ben Green days on board are probably
ID required Staff writer enough.
The ship itself is a laby-
The darkness of night and rinth of offices, mess decks,
a blanket of fog make it hallways, ladders, heads, and
We support our troops
impossible to see if we’re hatches. To an outsider such
moving, but my coffee sway- as me it seems impossible
ing back and forth in its cup to navigate. So far I’ve tried
gives me a good indication. to familiarize myself with
I never drink coffee, the vital areas (mess deck
Military Discount although this is my fourth
cup today; my shaking hands
= sleep, wardroom = food,
head = place to vomit) and
say I probably should’ve not fall into any open hatch-
stopped at three. I’m not es. So far, so good.
2620 Government Street sure if I’m drinking it to stay Unfortunately, as soon as
250-360-1111 awake from the early morn- we’d hit open ocean it was
The power to suprise www.grahamkiavictoria.com ing, or to calm my nerves clear I’d left my sea legs
as the day’s winding down; somewhere on C jetty. The
either way it seems to be three metre swells left me
Comox Valley looking like I’d already had
Saanich Jr. GENER ALS
VS. G L A C IE R K IN G S
It was a frantic morn- a few days of shore leave,
BRAVES ing trying to pull HMCS
Protecteur from her HMC
but I was relieved to find a
line of people already at the
Puck drops Dockyard slumber. The sup- medic also wanting Gravol
ply ship seemed to be cranky and Bodamine.
Feb 18 - 7:30 pm in her old age as boiler issues The crew has been fantas-
pushed back departure time tic. My jeans, sneakers, and
Pearkes Recreation Centre by a half hour. sports jacket scream civilian
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players wearing out of berth, the two tug- uniforms, hats, and boots,
All minor hockey players wearing
their jersey, get in FREE! boats guiding her through but I’ve only been greet-
get in FREE! the narrow strait reminded ed with smiles, firm hand-
www.saanichbraves.ca me of good Samaritans help- Shelley Lipke, Lookout shakes, and helpful advice.
ing an elderly person safe- Lookout writer Ben Green has temporarily trad- As the sun sets somewhere
ly avoid the dangers of an over the Pacific Ocean, it too
ed his computer desk for the decks of HMCS
intersection. Gazing ahead, sets on the Protecteur and my
Protecteur as he explores life at sea.
HMC Ships Vancouver and first day at sea. With so many
Winnipeg, the other mem- do. As I headed back to my frame may leave a limb or interesting people, jobs, and
bers of our convoy, floated mess deck, a seagull circled two hanging down surpris- tasks going on, I’m excited
idly on the horizon impa- the port side as if teasing ing my roommate in the to see what I can experi-
tiently waiting for us to the anchored .50 caliber night. ence and uncover. For now,
catch up. machine gun to take a shot. The bunks in my quar- keeping my dinner down is
Like a child, curiosity Space is not wasted on a ters are stacked three in one priority number one.
tickled me with every new warship and the mess decks area and two in another Ben Green is embedded
sound, smell, and sight: fuel are no different. Sardines with lockers side by side. in HMCS Protecteur for
mixed with salty air, horns lie in luxury compared to I measured the mess – six the first leg of their current
sounding, loud speakers these sea dogs, and I’m still a paces long and two wide – deployment. Along with the
informing, and a constant little suspicious that my 6’4” and quickly decided my 10 Vancouver and Winnipeg,
buzz of information that Protecteur is making its way
to the Hawaiian Islands to
keeps the 40-year-old supply
ship afloat. participate in a U.S. subma-
The fading view of
I’ve tried to familiarize myself with the rine course designed to help
Dockyard from Protecteur’s vital areas (mess deck = sleep, ward- improve not only U.S. sub-
deck looked so familiar, yet marine officers but Canada’s
so different; interesting what
room = food, head = place to vomit). anti-submarine warfare team
a change in perspective can as well.
Important townhall series to begin
a nd fet
r Isl yC
Real Estate, “It’s What We Do” Rear-Admiral Nigel Greenwood will an opportunity for questions and
conduct a series of town hall sessions answers.
for all Formation personnel on Feb. Commanding Officers shall ensure
15, 17 and 18 at the Pacific Fleet Club that sufficient representation from
(PFC) and NOTC gym. their unit is present at the town halls
Timings and breakdown of town hall and that timings are met for both
Motorcycle sessions are: military and civilian personnel.
Rider Training Session one: Feb. 15, 1030-1200 Personnel are to be seated five
in PFC mess for all CPO1/CWO, minutes prior to start time.
Novice & Trafﬁc CPO2/MWO, PO1/WO and PO2/Sgt. Dress is dress of the day.
Programs For sessions occurring at the
Session two: Feb. 17 1030-1200 in
NOTC gym only, bus transportation
PFC mess for all officers and senior
Experienced will depart from the main gate HMC
Rider Courses A military spouse with Dockyard commencing 45 minutes
personal experience. Session three: Feb. 17 1330-1500 prior to start times in a continuous
Vehicle Driving for military and civilian personnel at shuttle. Return shuttles will depart
Lessons the NOTC gym from the NOTC gym to the dock-
Tara include the Commander’s intent and yard on completion of the sessions.
Niedoba Session four: Feb. 18 1030-1200 for
priorities, strategic outlook on the Parking is limited at NOTC Work
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February 14, 2011 LOOKOUT • 3
TOP UP AT SEA
Photos by Ben Green, Lookout
Left: Three replenishment at sea veterans, PO1 Corey Young (left),
PO2 Darrell MacKay (centre), and PO1 Kenneth McEvoy (right), enjoy
a moment on HMCS Protecteur’s portside deck before HMC Ships
Vancouver and Winnipeg pull alongside
Above: LS Lee Thibault lines up the light messenger before firing across
to the awaiting Vancouver. The beanbag at the end of the gun pulls the
line across, which then acts as a guideline for the heavy messenger and
eventually the fuel hose.
Protecteurʼs crew keeps ships Looking above us, I can
see the yellow-crossed, red
Romeo flag, which sig-
deck, a sharp gunshot
reverberates through the
portside deck as a line
cated than her Task Group
All initial procedures
sailing when things go right
nals a RAS is taking place, lands on the other side went smoothly except the
ripple in the wind. The and a casing rolls quietly probe won’t latch into
two frigates circle around on the floor. The RAS has Winnipeg correctly. A suc-
for their final approach, started. cessful Jackstay for trans-
Ben Green river to engage the enemy. Winnipeg will top up to and SLt Premo guides me Under the guidance of ferring food, parts, and
Staff writer Rough seas the first 130 cubic metres (130,000 down to Protecteur’s brow the Buffer, 4 section sends other goods at the forecas-
night out of port have left litres, which is enough where the deck stations over the light and heavy tle of Protecteur is a silver-
Stepping onto the star- SLt Premo battered and to fill 2,600 cars) of die- are preparing the fuel lines. messengers without issue. lining on what is proving
board bridge deck, I’m bruised, as he was thrown sel and 20 cubic metres With the deck stations These incremental lines to be an unwinnable battle
greeted by a warm south- off the railing getting into (20,000 litres) of aircraft split into four sections, act as guiding lines for with the fuel line.
erly breeze and a rock- his top bunk. Gingerly he fuel, while Vancouver gets two and four on port, one the much larger fuel hose After about an hour of
ing guitar solo from the makes his way to the edge 100 cubic metres (100,000 and three on starboard, to be transferred. As the unsuccessful attempts, the
Rolling Stones. Above me of the bridge deck and litres) of diesel and five I’m loaned a familiar massive, black fuel hose call is made to end the
on the uppermost deck, points down. cubic metres (5,000 litres) blue hardhat and life-vest unfolds its way across the RAS and Winnipeg drifts
Mick’s unmistakable voice “She comes and lines up of aircraft fuel. and given permission to frothy channel between off without acquiring any
blares out “Start Me Up” with our fueling probes,” RAS is a routine pro- shadow 4 section led by the two ships, the signal fuel. The plan for tomor-
from two giant speak- he continues. “When she’s cedure for the crew of CPO2 Darrell MacKay, is given to latch the probe row is to try again with a
ers as an army of blue ready we fire a gun line Protecteur, after all it is Chief Boatswain. His 32 (the end of the fuel hose) different probe.
hardhats below fervently that’s attached to a light the main service the ship years in the navy has seen into the Vancouver and Making my way through
prepare for the morning’s messenger, which is then provides. That doesn’t him spend more years start fueling. the brow between the four
Replenishment at Sea attached to a heavy mes- mean there aren’t dangers. on the water than land. Every few minutes, tired deck crews, trays of
(RAS). senger.” Anything from engineer- With a permanent smile samples of the fuel being “RAS candies” circulate
“They’re going to wait- The messenger system is ing emergencies to steer- and relaxed demeanor, the sent over are gathered and through the groups for
ing station, 500 yards off an incremental line that is ing gear malfunctions can Buffer (as he’s known) recorded for liability pur- a job well done. Looking
our quarter,” explains SLt shot over. The line that’s have catastrophic conse- oozes confidence into his poses. That way each ship around at the men and
Jordan Premo, pointing shot over is attached to the quences. With all three young crew. has a record of what qual- women, an awaiting SLt
over my shoulder. “She’ll light messenger who pulls ships having to stay paral- When the signal is given, ity of fuel is transferred at Premo gives me some final
signal to us she’s ready for over the heavy messenger lel at a constant speed, and and Vancouver comes what time. insight into life on board
approach.” (a thicker line). A cable, Vancouver and Winnipeg alongside, a few members A rather ordinary 20 the supply ship.
Following the direc- called a span wire, for the only 50 yards away, the from each ship share a minutes goes by until the “The RAS happens in
tion of his finger, HMCS fuel hose is attached to importance of staying in quick wave and a smile; signal is given that fueling stints,” he says. “One week
Winnipeg can be seen glid- the heavy messenger who line is paramount. we won’t be this close is complete. All lines are you’ll have nothing, one
ing on our starboard side acts as a guiding line for “You have to keep the again until Hawaii. Like slowly collected and the day you’ll have two, you
and HMCS Vancouver on the massive fuel hose as it ships in station [in line],” SLt Premo said, up steps a fuel hose is retracted and have to be prepared.”
our port. The tight forma- goes across. he says. “Even if you’re member of 4 section with stored away. As Vancouver Nodding, I remove my
tion and thunderous tunes Today’s transfer will see a degree off, you can hit what looks to be a fluores- peels away full and sat- hardhat and graciously
remind me of a scene out the two frigates receive that suction point [of the cent orange, toy rifle with isfied, Winnipeg on the accept a strawberry fla-
of a Vietnam War movie, fuel simultaneously on waves] that drags the ships a beanbag in the barrel. starboard side is finding vored candy. For a moment
as if we’re travelling up either side of Protecteur. together.” Pointing it at Vancouver’s things to be more compli- I feel like part of the crew.
4 • LOOKOUT February 14, 2011
matters of OPINION
WHO WE ARE While on board PTC Cougar for MARS VI training, Lookout asked this question:
MANAGING EDITOR People Talk What is the most challenging aspect of the sea training phase for
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email@example.com We don’t sleep a lot on the ship as The biggest challenge is that we The overall time constraints In the academic phase we focus
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT we are constantly doing something. don’t have enough time to do every- imposed by the course. The train- on one subject at a time. We
Kate King 250-363-3014 They try to wear you down, wear you thing we need to do. We have a lot ing regiment is difficult. The learn- do manoeuvres and navigation for
firstname.lastname@example.org down, wear you down. The average of practical requirements that we ing curve to go from academic several weeks and they are com-
day depends on the schedule really. need to get signed, but we don’t to real world scenarios can be a partmentalized. At sea we have to
We work different shifts and rotate have enough time to study for them. bit steep at times. You can only remember and apply everything
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through the night. Each day we have Most people have been getting three academically teach what happens at once. That is where the bulk of
navigation training and then switch hours sleep a night. We have been in the real world to a certain level the stress comes from. As soon as
SALES REPRESENTATIVES to Officer of the Watch training. We together for a while on this boat. and the rest needs to be taught you improve on one thing, there
Ivan Groth 250-363-3133 sail around busy areas and get prac- We also went through basic train- in the field. Contact avoidance in is something else you need to get
email@example.com tice with contact avoidance. Then ing together, so we’ve known each the simulators has very straight better at doing.
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will go the next day. We have to plan It’s hard when you’re tired to control ing to figure out their intentions by
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Shelley Lipke seem to get pushed to the
Staff writer bottom of the list, he says.
“It’s hard to find man-
Twenty sailors from power for jobs like painting,
HMCS Ottawa rolled up moving offices and other
their sleeves and put a bit housecleaning jobs. We have
of elbow grease and good- 75 to 100 volunteers on
will to work at the Mustard a weekly basis, and there
Seed Food Bank Feb, 2 and are a number of specialized
3. teams who help put on din-
They washed cars, moved ners throughout the years,
office furniture, stocked but we certainly are appre-
shelves with canned goods, ciative of the contribution
and polished and stacked of these sailors. In just the
chairs. first hour they have gotten
“Sailors often find them- a ton of stuff done,” he said.
selves in parts of the world The Mustard Seed is a
where the need for help is street church with a cloth-
readily apparent,” said orga- ing and food bank, and helps
nizer Lt(N) Ryan Klassen.
“We take pride in offering Shelley Lipke, Lookout
assistance in whatever way For two days HMCS
A change in our Ottawa’s crew donated
we can when deployed to
such places. At home we ship’s ongoing sea their skills to the Mustard
don’t have to look far to trial program Seed Food Bank, doing
find a way to improve cir- many odd jobs.
cumstances either. A change created this
in our ship’s ongoing sea Above: Armed with
trial program created this
rags and spray bottles
opportunity for Ottawa sail- Ottawa sailors to full of cleaning solu-
ors to give back locally.”
By sending a team of 20 give back locally. tion, OS Chey Ford, LS
Matt Pettifer and MS
sailors to help the Mustard -Lt(N) Ryan Klassen Les Sheppard clean and
Seed Food Bank, the crew
of Ottawa hopes to further
its bond with the local com- connect people with local
munity. resources such as housing Left: LS Darren Agius
Mustard Seed Chief and advocacy groups. stocks shelves to replen-
Executive Officer, Don Each summer, for the ish canned goods.
Crawford said, “This is 200 past few years, the need
hours of skilled labour in for food hampers has grown
two days, which we never by about 1,000. “Last sum-
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healthy, motivated people.” over 7,000 hampers. That
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draws the past into the Room Articifer apprentice at age 18,
present.” determined to play a role in the war
The statue depicts effort.
Mason on a bench, hold- He spent half the war in the classroom,
ing a newspaper from VE but eventually saw action in the Atlantic,
Day and looking with where he recalls being at action stations
most of the time.
When the war was over, he got his
mechanical engineering degree from the
University of Toronto. Facing an econ-
omy with “thousands of engineers and
only hundreds of jobs”, Mason returned
to the navy and spent the rest of his
career as an officer.
As Mason looks at the clay likeness of
himself in Scott’s Saanich studio, he says,
“It’s quite an honour. This is quite a day
in my life I must say.”
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weekend,” says MS Larche. swim half a knot and with Guard were very inter- that of previous years.
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who were quite apprecia- knots.” two years in the military ing event as we don’t recruit
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Riggers re-instate Reginaʼs
generators and engine
Carmel Ecker tion is one of ease, it does
Staff writer take many hours work to
We’ve got guys remove, return and hook
Experience is what made who’ve been everything up.
the job of replacing a die- “It’s about 2,000 people
sel engine and generator in
doing this a long hours to take all the soft
HMCS Regina flawless. time and can patches out, remove all the
Over two days last week, interference and put them
Fleet Maintenance Facility visualize the all back in.” says Ed Court,
Cape Breton riggers skillful- whole move Project Leader for HMCS
ly lowered the freshly over- Regina.
hauled equipment through before it happens. Interference refers to any-
the ship’s soft patches – a -Jamie Hawthorne thing that blocks the remov-
series of 12 foot by eight Rigger supervisor al of equipment – the hun-
foot holes, just big enough dreds of pipes, wires, bolts
for the equipment to fit and other equipment that
through. erally into place. must be removed, labeled
“We’ve got almost a It took less than an hour and carefully stored.
straight drop coming down from the time the crane Some systems must be
off the crane, so it’s a quick hook appeared through the dismantled, such as fire sup-
transfer off for our guys,” hangar to the time the gen- pression, which is essential
says rigger supervisor Jamie erator was secured. to the ship, so a tempo-
Hawthorne. Removing and replacing rary system was installed by
In an almost routine fash- the number three generator Regina’s crew.
ion, workers rolled the gen- days earlier was more chal- Removing the soft patch-
erator onto the soft patch lenging. Because of its home es alone takes a consider-
covering. From the roof of base inside the ship – on a able amount of work, says
the hangar, riggers guided seating not directly under Court. “You have to burn
the crane hook through a the crane access – riggers and gouge to remove the
hole to the waiting genera- had more maneuvering to steel caps that are welded
tor. Once secured, the crane do with chain blocks. Add to over the seams to keep them
operator was signaled and that neighboring generator from leaking. You’ve got to
the 3,500 kilogram genera- and engines, the area was a chip up the residue, grind
tor was raised enough to tight squeeze for both work- the deck smooth, and get it
allow workers to lift up and ers and the generator. ready for re-welding. Then
tilt back the soft patch cover. For a job like that, experi- they’ve got to take all the
With barely room to fit an ence makes all the differ- bolts out, of which there are
arm, riggers guided the mas- ence, says Hawthorne. hundreds. A lot of the time a
sive block through three lev- “We’ve got guys who’ve bolt is seized and it will have
els until it was safely in the been doing this a long time to be drilled out.”
After Auxiliary Machinery and can visualize the whole When that effort results Carmel Ecker, Lookout
Room, hanging from a set move before it happens; in a smooth schedule for Rigger Larry Denis assesses the security of a chain block that will suspend
of chain blocks suspended plan where they’re going to the repair and maintenance the generator once the red cable of the crane is removed. Riggers from Fleet
from lugs on the deck head hang stuff,” he says. work, it’s worth it, says Maintenance Facility Cape Breton also lowered a refurbished diesel generator
so riggers could move it lat- While the entire opera- Court. down three decks into the engine compartment of HMCS Regina.
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Ben Green, Lookout
A Sea King crew member leans out the hovering helo to see if the cable is ready for the in-flight refuelling portion of the day’s exercises. The cable was
lowered to the awaiting deck crew who attached it to a net full of fuel.
Helicopter exercise comes to a successful end
Ben Green The two are in constant com- as they prepare the fuel lines.
Staff writer munication with the Sea King Strapping down the Sea King
crew, the deck crew, and the to the flight deck with a system
With his face up against the Shipborne Air Controllers of chains and hooks, the team
scuffed window of the flight (SAC), who manage the heli- grabs the awaiting fuel line on
booth (similar to a flight tower) copter’s aerial deployment by the side of the deck and attach
in HMCS Protecteur, Sgt Daniel sending them information such it to the helicopter. A member
Ross blindly scribbles something as weather patterns and condi- of the deck crew signals to the
on it in black marker: “Archangel, tions. But when the helicopter Flycos that fueling has begun,
5 souls,” the call sign of HMCS is within two miles of its des- but on this day it is only a dry
Winnipeg’s CH-124 Sea King. ignated ship, the Flycos visually run.
The writing is a reminder of who direct them home. A bravo zulu comes over the
he’s working with for the day. Today the Sea King pilots are headset from the pilots, coupled
His eyes are fixed on the practicing a few routine flight with a smile from Sgt Ross.
“angel” hovering just off the port operations: fueling a Sea King on Next, the deck crew prepare
side of the flight deck, although deck, a mid-air pick up and drop for exercise number two: send-
it is anything but heavenly. off, and a helicopter in-flight ing a member of the deck crew
The deafening blades of the refueling. Rough seas delayed on a mid-air pickup and drop-
looming helicopter easily drown this exercise for a day, but today off.
out his voice. His headset is all the pitch has lessened. The Sea King adjusts its loca-
he has to get his messages to “The ship’s movement is the tion, moving down to deck level,
the crew in the helicopter and most difficult thing about this and lowers a small, orange har-
on the ship. Sgt Ross is both a kind of exercise,” explains Sgt ness. Two members of the deck
firefighter and a “Flyco”, or flight Ross. crew escort a fellow member
coordinator. He reaches behind, flips on underneath the bird and clip Ben Green, Lookout
Behind him is MCpl George the intercom and speaks into his him in. They step back and give The deck crew gives the Sea King the green light to lower
Townsend, the second Flyco in mouthpiece. A flurry of move- the pilot a thumbs up; the man is down its passenger during the harness portion of the exer-
the booth. They’re in charge ment begins in the hangar below slowly winched up and moments cise. Two deck crew members prepare to unhook the lower-
when an incoming helicopter is as the six-person deck crew later lowered back down. ing passenger.
within two miles of the ship. scramble to put on their helmets, The finale of the exercise is
“Really, we’re kind of a safety goggles, life-vests, and headsets. the helicopter in-flight refueling. to look underneath the craft. A fuel package without issue.
measure up here,” says MCpl “This exercise is to train a The deck crew drags what looks small cable becomes visible from Eventually the Sea King heads
Townsend. “If we see them com- new deck crew,” says Sgt Ross. like a roped net with tanks of the belly and the signal is made back to Winnipeg leaving the
ing in with a landing gear not “They’re the ones who’ll latch fuel to the centre of the flight to the deck crew to attach the flight deck eerily quiet. The wind
checked or there’s something down the helo and refuel her.” deck. The Sea King approaches net to it. LS Josh Bloom, Flight moving in off the water is strong
foul on the deck, we alert them. Within minutes, the hangar and hovers above. A member Deck Director, gestures to his but feels like a gentle breeze
We’re the eyes the helicopter doors slide open. A shockwave of the air crew, safely tethered crew. With a nod of comprehen- compared to that of the Sea King
doesn’t have at sea.” of propeller-driven air hits them inside, leans out the open door sion they run out and attach the blades.
February 14, 2011 LOOKOUT • 11
CTEUR AT SEA
Ships practise weapons fire en route to Hawaii
“Quick draw, quick draw, .50 cal position number
two,” crackles over HMCS Protecteur’s main broadcast.
Grabbing my camera, I down the rest of my water
and walk briskly out the Wardroom. I climb the two
flights of stairs to the bridge, all the while straining to
hear the shots of the .50 calibre machine gun.
A tug on the bridge door and I’m met by a team of
officers focused on the starboard side. I turn my camera
on just as the magazines unload. With no ear protec-
tion, I’m slightly dazed by the sheer power exploding
from every round. The noise of the gun feels like a
punch to my core leaving my hair on end and my
body tense. Regaining enough composure to track the
shots, tracer bullets can be seen whizzing off towards
the horizon, hitting the water’s surface with a dramatic
This is the second day the task group exercised its
weaponry while in transit to Hawaii for a training exer-
cise with the U.S. Navy.
On Saturday, Protecteur supplied HMC Ships
Vancouver and Winnipeg with targets for their .57mm
guns. Positioning the convoy in single file, Winnipeg
up front, Protecteur in the middle, and Vancouver in
behind, Protecteur unloaded its Barracuda for the two
frigates to lock on to.
The Barracuda is a modified zodiac that can be
driven by hand or remote controlled from the bridge.
In this instance it was remotely controlled. With the
Barracuda in the water, Protecteur placed it around
4,500 yards off the convoy’s starboard side.
With a perfect view of Winnipeg in front of us, I Ben Green, Lookout
peered through the stationary binoculars bolted to the
LS Mike Richter (left) and AS Frederick Villena (right) fire one of Protecteur’s starboard .50 calibre machine
deck to see if I could locate the Barracuda some two-
plus miles off our starboard side. After a few minutes
of adjusting and squinting, I barely made out its orange
Task Group practises hailing procedures
tracker appearing and disappearing as it bobbed in the
choppy sea. A puff of smoke could be seen coming
from Winnipeg followed closely by the tremendous
noise rushing past me.
Stepping back onto the bridge, I’m informed Ben Green
Vancouver had a misfire, so instead used the exercise Staff writer
for its tracking system rather than its weapons system.
The call was made to bring the Barracuda back on HMCS Vancouver went “incognito” during its transit to
board and the exercise wrapped up for the day. Hawaii with HMC Ships Protecteur and Winnipeg.
While Protecteur isn’t equipped with the firepower The warship pretended to be foreign vessels, taking
of either of the frigates, it has been testing the weap- on a fake name and specification in order to test HMCS
ons it does have. On top of the .50 calibres, the CIWS Protecteur’s crew in its “hailing” ability.
(Close In Weapons System) has been targeting and Hailing is the initial contact a warship makes when passing
firing as well. Located on the aft hangar top overlook- by a vessel in Canadian waters or on deployment. The com-
ing the flight deck, CIWS can shoot 4,500 rounds per munication helps the crew determine if the vessel is on legiti-
minute at anything from incoming missiles, to planes, mate or illegal business, perhaps carrying suspicious cargo.
to vessels. Naval communicators take the lead deciphering the stream
As a civilian, my only affiliation with weaponry of of letters and numbers, sometimes barely audible because of
this magnitude came from the screen of my Playstation. the crackles over the hailing frequency.
Feeling the raw power behind these defense systems They have a list of questions they propose in a hailing situ-
leaves me with an elevated heartbeat and an apprecia- ation. From the answers received, the Commanding Officer
tion at being somewhere behind the guns rather than decides whether to ask more questions, board the vessel, or
in front of them. let the vessel continue on its way.
Typical information gathered includes the ship’s name, its
flag and port of registry, its international call sign, its last port
of call, its next port of call, its final destination, the name of
the owner, and what kind of cargo it’s carrying. While this
doesn’t exhaust the list of questions a warship can ask, it does
give them a picture of whether they need to proceed with a
boarding, says PO1 Pierre Blanchette, of Protecteur’s Combat
AB Courtney Edwards, Protecteur’s naval communicator,
says that while most hailings are uneventful, it’s critical to
remain calm and relaxed when a possible situation does arise.
“You have to have patience. You’re not always going to get
the easy answers,” she says. “I’d say the most difficult aspect
isn’t always connecting communication, but rather maintain-
ing it [if the ships have difficulty through language barriers Ben Green, Lookout
and such].” AB Courtney Edwards, naval communicator on
Ben Green, Lookout During the hailing exercise, Protecteur’s crew uncovered board HMCS Protecteur, listens to calls coming in
A cloud of smoke can be seen coming from a rather mundane cargo of orange juice and rice on board from HMCS Vancouver as they run a communica-
Winnipeg’s starboard side as her .57mm locks Vancouver. tions check before the hailing exercise.
on and fires at the sitting Barracuda.
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Above left: Cdr Guy Bolduc, Commanding Officer MARPAC/JTFPHQ, presents Tammy Jones with
Lt(N) Mai Guo (centre) is promoted by HMCS Regina’s her 25-year Service to the Government of Canada Certificate.
Commanding Officer, Cdr Arthur Wamback, right, and Above right: Cdr Bolduc presents Guylaine Lambert with her 35-year Service to the Government
Lt(N) Andrew Willis, left. of Canada Certificate.
During a visit to CFB Esquimalt,
MGen Benjamin, the Chief of Staff
from the Assistant Deputy Minister
for Infrastructure and Environment
ADM(IE) and Canadian Military
Engineers Chief Engineer, made the
following presentations at a cer-
emony in the Wardroom on Dec. 14:
Top left: Marcel Gingras, Base
Development Engineer at the
BCE Branch, was presented the
ADM(IE) Realty Asset Management
Achievement Award (Individual) for
his significant and innovative contri-
butions to the development of CFB
Esquimalt’s Master Real Property
Development Plan (MRPDP), soon
to be the first of its kind to be
approved for the CF. HMCS Algonquin Fire Services Section was awarded the ADM(IE) Fire Services
Award (Group). Algonquin was the first ship in the West Coast fleet to complete
Bottom left: Sgt Steve Burton, Senior the “Phase 1” issue and integration of the new Drager SCBAs and related equip-
Firefighter on HMCS Algonquin, was ment. Algonquin was also first to complete the full annual servicing requirement
awarded the ADM(IE) Fire Services for this new equipment using the new Drager support facility located on the
Award (Individual) for his efforts BC Mainland. The team included Dave Salvatore, LCdr Brennan Blanchfield, Sgt
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Cpl Noah Eckenswiller.
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Sierra Leone, one sailorʼs effort to raise hope
Ben Green and served as part of the IMAT
Lt(N) Michael team since November
IMAT contingent num-
bers are approximately 65
all ranks, including per-
Sierra Leone. Just the
sonnel from the United
name evokes thoughts
Kingdom, United States,
of colonial era slavery,
Nigeria, Jamaica and eight
blood diamonds, rebel-
Canadians. PO1 Ayotte
controlled child soldiers
was half of a two-person
and a decade of civil war
Canadian naval team (the
ending in 2002. But, as
other selected from the
one local sailor recently
learned, there is room for
supporting the Republic
hope in a country working
of Sierra Leone Armed
towards a long-term res-
Forces (RSLAF) Maritime
toration of peace, security
Though the principal
PO1 Jean-Paul Ayotte
aim of the mission is to
is a Marine Engineering
help the Government of
Artificer and instruc-
Sierra Leone build effec-
tor at Canadian Forces
tive and democratically
Fleet School Esquimalt.
accountable armed forces,
In December he returned PO1 Ayotte’s focus was
from a six month deploy- on training and mentoring
ment to Sierra Leone their naval personnel in
on Operation Sculpture, their maritime and civil
where he experienced engineering responsibili-
firsthand the present-day ties. SLt Beale, RSLAF
challenges and successes “The work ethic of PO1 Ayotte (in RSLAF rank) prepares to lead repairs on a defective stern drive.
of a country in transition. the RSLAF personnel
Operation Sculpture was exemplary. They Riverboat, three 32-foot tion is 4,000 gallons per initiate a program focus- ate a facility incorporating
is Canada’s military con- approached every activ- Dauntless Class Cutters, month for the entire fleet. sing on improved fire- classrooms, office space,
tribution to this British- ity with enthusiasm and and a few Intershore Sir Milton would consume fighting, damage control, tool storage and a con-
led international military embraced each task as a Patrol Crafts. The river- that amount in a five-day and navigational skills. trolled environment for
advisory and training learning opportunity,” boat, named Sir Milton, is patrol, which illustrates PO1 Ayotte counts the maintenance and repair of
(IMAT) initiative in Sierra said PO1 Ayotte. “Perhaps considered their flagship. the tough choices they design and construction of their ships.”
Leone. their greatest challenge is “They have around 250 are faced with,” said PO1 a boat shed amongst the The pragmatic engineer-
“The mission is a well- finding resources to sup- personnel serving in their Ayotte. more gratifying initiatives ing side of PO1 Ayotte was
known and sought-after port their modest fleet.” navy and are required to “Despite their dedica- of the tour. evidenced by his choice of
opportunity within the During the time of his stretch an operating bud- tion and enthusiasm, I saw “With financial support departure gift. The custom
engineering community,” deployment, the Sierra get of 800,000 leones an obvious need to invest from AFRICOM, the U.S is to exchange plaques
said PO1 Ayotte. Leone fleet consisted of (approximately $200) per in basic seamanship train- regional military com- or other such mementos.
Canadian Forces have one PB105 Shanghai Class month. Their fuel alloca- ing,” he adds. So he helped mand, we were able to cre- Wishing to leave some-
thing more lasting and
practical, he purchased
some copper pipe and
went to work. “Conditions
in their military quarters
are rudimentary, but now
at least those RSLAF offi-
cers and their families
have fresh-running pota-
ble water - and I have
a renewed appreciation
for many of the things we
take for granted here in
Canada,” he says.
The past and future
efforts of Canadian Forces
personnel, including sail-
ors such as PO1 Ayotte,
SLt Beale, RSLAF
are supporting the long-
Left: The RSLAF Flag Ship, Sir Milton, at its dockside berth. term restoration of peace,
Above: Naval engineers conduct component-level stern drive security and stability in
repairs to return Cutter 01 to operations. Sierra Leone.
Below: Military quarters in Sierra Leone are modest at best as “The adventure was
illustrated by these accommodations at Murray Town Base. extraordinary and that
sense of having made a
difference, I think, is the
reward we all sought when
we joined the CF.”
Of note: Operation
Sculpture is not the first link
between Canada and Sierra
Leone, whose modern histo-
ry was shaped by the repa-
triation of former American
slaves. Having made their
way to Nova Scotia a group
of approximately 1,200 for-
mer slaves were transported
on board 15 vessels in 1792
to begin a settlement at St.
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