Wednesday, March 26, 2014


About a week and a half ago, HMCS GLACE BAY, while taking part in a drug interdiction operation called OPERATION CARIBBE, was involved in the recovery of 2,400 kilos of cocaine. It turns out the Captain of GLACE BAY is a Naval Reservist from just down the road at Indian Head. Lieutenant-Commander Victoria DeVita is only the fourth woman in history to command a Canadian warship.

There are about 4,000 full and part time Naval Reservists across Canada, including all the core crews of the Coastal Defence Vessels like GLACE BAY.

I served 25 years in the Naval Reserve. The last part of my career was focused on the development of junior officers. I'm proud of that service, and I feel a little prouder today.

So BRAVO ZULU to GLACE BAY and her Captain. Fair winds and following seas.

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