The Naval Reserve LINK - April 2016

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The Naval Reserve LINK is a magazine published nation-wide two times a year (fall and spring). It is an internal communication tool used by the Naval Reserve.

The publication's mission is to foster exchanges of information between Naval Reservists and to show their accomplishments.

The different Naval Reserve Divisions and sailors across Canada are asked to submit articles on any subject of concern to them.


Cmdre Marta Mulkins, CD

Energize the Institution

One of the other lines of focus in the RCN Executive Plan is ‘Energize the Institution’.

SLt Mathieu Simard on a mission in Antarctica.

Reservist Sails to Antarctica with the Royal Navy

SLt Simard joined the ice patrol vessel HMS Protector in Hobart, Australia on December 15, 2015.

The National Band of the Naval Reserve passes at the front of the RCN bus as part of the Grands Feux Loto-Québec.

Naval Reserve is Set to Grow and Transform

NAVRES supports the RCN strategic communications effort throughout the 24 Naval Reserve Divisions located across Canada.


PO 2 Kevin Clements participates in Adopt-A-Park in Hamilton, Ont., on October 10, 2015.

Preserving the "playground of the north end"

The sailors are part of Adopt-a-Park, a year-round program run by the City of Hamilton designed to help maintain local parks.
May 10, 2016

Lieutenant (Navy) Nikita Kovaloff teaching approach maneuvers on the simulator.

East Region Naval Reserve Divisions Simulate Sea Training

The purpose of the training was to help sailors develop and maintain their skills in their respective trades.
May 9, 2016

Paul-Henri Bouchard

The Dream of Paul-Henri Bouchard, 1919-2016

On February 12, 2016, Paul-Henri Bouchard, a member of the Royal Navy Canadian Volunteer Reserve and Veteran of the Second World War, passed away in Quebec City at the age of 96.
May 9, 2016

Commander Bryan Price, Stuart Hodgson and AB Evan Hodgson at the Battle of Atlantic commemoration ceremony

Umingmak: Inspiration from a Life Lived

On January 14, 2016, a memorial service was held for Stuart M. Hodgson at HMCS Discovery in Vancouver.
May 9, 2016

Lt(N) Thomas Pohl delivers a strategic intelligence brief

Ex Sentinal Strait

38 Naval Reserve Intelligence Officers gathered at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montcalm to participate and conduct Exercise Sentinel Strait.
May 9, 2016

Lieutenant-Commander (LCdr) Kim Poirrier

A Canadian Armed Forces Member’s Refugee Story

As a former refugee, and a child one at that, I can empathize with the Syrians’ pain and suffering.
May 9, 2016

A RHIB returning from a training scenario .

Atlantic Region Reservists Participate in Ex BAY CHALLENGE

Naval Reserve (NAVRES) Personnel from the Atlantic Region travelled to Nova Scotia to participate in Exercise BAY CHALLENGE.
May 9, 2016

RHIBs travelling in V formation.

Prairie Sailors Spend a Weekend on the Ocean

From February 26 to 28, 22 members of HMCS Nonsuch were in Vancouver conducting various small boats exercises.
May 9, 2016

PO 2 Joe Baldwin looks out at HMCS Edmonton from PCT Grizzly .

ORCA’s Deployment for Training Prairie Sailors

In a rare opportunity for prairie sailors to stretch their sea legs, 48 members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Unicorn, Chippawa and Queen went to sea during a Western Region deployment.
May 9, 2016

The Battle of Jutland was one of the rare naval battles of the Great War.

World War I

Of course, we know that naval combats have been violents, merciless and that ships have sunk within only a few minutes with high crew casualties.
May 9, 2016

The Jeffy Jan II in 1943.

Luxury Yacht and War Effort

The Jeffy Jan II (HMCS Harbour Craft 54) is a luxury yacht, better known to Quebec City residents as “Churchill’s yacht.”
May 9, 2016

Leading Seaman Dean Phinney operates the Machinery Control Room simulator at CF Fleet School (Quebec)

HMCS Carleton Conducts Exercise EXCELLENCE

Planned for the first weekend each March, Exercise EXCELLENCE provides a meaningful training objective for in-house lessons.
May 6, 2016

Social Medias Tools

Teamwork is Key for Strategic Social Media

Each Naval Reserve Division (NRD) is tasked with representing the Royal Canadian Navy in their respective communities.
May 6, 2016

Lt(N) Frédéric Bok checks the perimeter of the civilian protection site in Bentiu.

South Sudan Through the Eyes of a Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer

Lieutenant (Navy) (Lt(N)) Frédéric Bok, an intelligence officer at Canadian Forces Fleet School Quebec, has just returned from almost seven months on a mission in South Sudan.
May 6, 2016

HMCS Fredericton sails under a display of aurora borealis off the coast of Scotland

Sailing the Seven Seas

The term ‘Seven Seas’ has had many definitions over time; one of them being the seven major seas contained by the Mediterranean.
May 6, 2016

HMCS Glace Bay and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore are docked alongside in St. Kitts and Nevis

A New Opportunity for the Naval Reserve

On December 2015, direction was provided by Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for the creation of a new naval activity to enhance RCN Force Protection (FP).
May 6, 2016

Stella Ella Ola rocking out at HMCS York for Operation Glowing Hearts 2016

Rock ‘n’ Roll at HMCS York for a Good Cause

Operation Glowing Hearts is an annual charity fundraiser for the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre, hosted by the Junior Ranks’ Mess at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) York.
May 6, 2016

Members of HMCS Hunter’s ships Company pose with SONAR

HMCS Hunter - Community Outreach Machine

Throughout the year, HMCS Hunter has participated in and organized numerous events with the aim to engage and connect with the local community.
May 5, 2016

In this photo are a senator, a provincial minister, directors of the ports of Trois-Rivières, Bécancour and Sorel, a president of a Royal Canadian Legion branch, an honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, and representatives from local community organizations.

The Royal Canadian Navy’s Commitment to our Communities: The Case of HMCS Radisson

In concrete terms, HMCS Radisson must take up all opportunities offered to the unit, but we must also create opportunities to make contact with people of influence and our leaders.
May 5, 2016

The Naval Reserve band

193rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal

A few years ago, the Royal Canadian Navy started a new tradition by getting involved in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Montreal, and it has continued to participate annually.
May 5, 2016