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Protector update

This is the latest information regarding HMCS Protecteur. The ship remains stopped 340 nautical miles North East of Hawaii. During the morning of March 1, United States Ship (USS) Chosin reached HMCS Protecteur and commenced transferring additional relief supplies to HMCS Protecteur using USS Chosin’s helicopter. A helicopter then began transferring family members who were on HMCS Protecteur to USS Michael Murphy, where they will sail safely to Pearl Harbour.

Over the next 24 hours it is anticipated that HMCS Protecteur will be taken under tow by the USS Chosin and start her transit back to Pearl Harbour. Once in Hawaii, efforts will commence to prepare Protecteur for her return to Esquimalt. We remain in very close contact with the Protecteur family members.

The Royal Canadian Navy is very appreciative of the tremendous support that has been provided by the USN and United Stated Coast Guard throughout this very difficult situation. It is yet another example of the strong relationship and interoperability that exists between our navies.

Quick Facts

The fire in HMCS Protecteur is completely extinguished.

The 20 personnel on board HMCS Protecteur who received minor injuries have been treated and most have returned to regular duties. The state of their health continues to be monitored by the ship’s medical staff.

Yesterday at 3 p.m. PST, USS Michael Murphy arrived at HMCS Protecteur’s location and provided relief supplies including water. The USN warship attempted to take Protecteur under tow but weather conditions, specifically high winds, hampered those efforts. The Michael Murphy remained on scene with HMCS Protecteur overnight.

The weather conditions in the area are predicted to deteriorate further over the next 24 hours but should improve overnight on Sunday.

Fleet Ocean tug USNS Sioux is also heading towards Protecteur to take over the towing operations.

HMCS Protecteur has limited electrical power and onboard systems are being reactivated in a controlled manner. The ships company is well and focused on recovery operations in the ship and rest. Ongoing medical and support services are being provided to all onboard. (No word if a doctor onboard, during her time in the Atlantic Fleet there was)

There are reports of significant fire and heat damage to the ship’s engine room and considerable heat and smoke damage in surrounding compartments. An extensive and detailed damage assessment will be commenced once the ship arrives in Hawaii. An investigation into the cause of the fire is also being initiated.

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Royal Canadian Naval Association 2013 Annual General Meeting

MNSNVA trophy presented to the
Sea cadet Corp RCSCC HERO in Espanola
President Bryan Chapelle presenting the trophy
to a cadet on May 29, 2013
The MNSVA donated this award
S/M Henry Wall presenting the Corps Sea Cadet colours to the Corps Chief.

S/M William Lee has volunteered and was approved at the AGM to be our Naval Veterans Affairs Service Officer.

"The Military Service Recognition Book Project"

Them Legion Ontario Command is proud to introduce the publishing of our very first Military Service Recognition Book. A book that will assist us in identifying and recognizing many of our Veterans within the Province of Ontario, while at the same time assist us in ourjob as the "Keepers of Remembrance".

This Military Service Recognition Book will serve as a reminder for generations to come of the contributions made towards the creation of our nation and the continuance of Canada as a protector of freedom. Read more

Ross, Francis Joseph. In Loving Memory of Francis Joseph Ross 85 years Friday, September 13th, 2013 at his home. Sadly missed by his wife Dorothy, stepchildren Terry, Carl and Joey, his parents Albert and Marguerite both predeceased, his siblings Jeannette (Kees) of Sudbury and predeceased by Aime, Sylvia, Lilliane, Lucienne, Eugene, Blanche and Mary Anne. He is also missed by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Sudbury, Francis worked at the INCO Refinery for 47 years. He served with the Merchant Marine during World War II and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 76 for over 40 years. He was a founding member of the Mountbatten Alumni Association, a member of the Manitoulin Northshore Naval Vets At Francis’ request, there will be no public visitation or service. Cremation. Donations to the Brain Injury Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.

S/M Don Cholmondley, passed away yesterday, September 4, 2013.
S/m Don was a member in good standing of the Manitoulin North Shore Naval Veterans Association/RCNA for many years and will be sadly missed by his shipmates who hold him and his family in their hearts and prayers.
As request in place of flowers, a donation will be made from our naval association.
Visitation at Jackson Bernard Friday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Garson on Saturday at 10 PM. - Bill Ranch
Obituary here

Minto Street to be renamed Veterans Way
On September 21, 2013 at 10 am a ceremony will be held in Memorial Field Sudbury to officially rename part of Minto Street to 'Veterans Way'. All members are encouraged to attend the official declaration.
The Manitoulin North Shore Naval Veterans Association has been invited as a delegation to this event.
Ceremonies will take place September 21, 2013 at Memorial Park beginning at 10 am
and run to approximately noon. Dress: Number 1's.'

Sunday, June 2, 2013 marked the continuing Ceremony to Decoration Day.
This is one of a handfull of such services held in Canada and started on Manitoulin Island in 1923.
This Service marks the Dedication and Sacrifice of all Service men and Women who paid the ultmate sacrifice in the Service and defence of Freedom.
The Service/Ceremony was held at the Spring Bay Memorial Cenotaphs on Manitoulin Island. wThe Parade commenced at 1300 hrs.

President, Bryan Chapelle, is a member of the Greater City of Sudbury Veterans
Committee. The committee has many projects underway including the welfare of former military personnel, Naval Veterans included. They are also responsible for the Wall of Names and other matters pertaining to monuments. President Chapelle attended the committee meeting today at City Hall.

President Chapelle also attended the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and
represented the Manitoulin North Shore Naval Veterans Association.

On May 28/13 President Chapelle and National Director Jack Chapelle will attend a
meeting with the National President and the North Bay Branch of the Naval

Later that day President Chapelle and Secretary/Treasurer Bill Ranich will attend
the Cadet Parade in Espanola.

Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony

Cannon fire echoed through downtown Sudbury on Sunday May 5, 20213 as the city remembered the thousands of men and women who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Each year on the first Sunday in May, Canada's naval community commemorates those lost at sea. During these ceremonies, navy cadets and officers uphold the legacy of the Battle of the Atlantic by pledging themselves to face today's security challenges with pride and professionalism.

Sea cadets from Sudbury and Espanola kicked off the event by parading from Tom Davies Square to the cenotaph at Memorial Park, a tradition that started in Sudbury in 1946.