HMCS Regina honoured for work with NATO allies

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"Bravo Zulu" / September 5, 2014

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…Bravo Zulu!


Bravo Zulu to the crew of HMCS Regina for receiving the NATO Article 5 medal for their participation in Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s contribution to NATO measures that demonstrate the strength of allied solidarity in response to Russian aggression and provocation against Ukraine.

Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, presented the ship’s company with the NATO Article 5 medal on August 31, 2014 while visiting HMCS Regina during a port visit to Shanghai, China.

This medal is awarded for 30 continuous or 60 cumulative days of service as part of an element of Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR – NATO’s ongoing operation in the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea and in the airspace above it, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

HMCS Regina worked side-by-side with our NATO allies in the Mediterranean beginning in April, until being replaced by HMCS Toronto in August.