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We stand on guard for thee

The men and women of the Canadian Forces… and their families… and their communities… and those who won’t forget. Images by Katherine © 2012 CKB

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Natasha’s Wood

I came across a link that lead me to this wonderful Navy fairy doll. This doll is more than a doll – it represents and acknowledges how children are affected by the days and weeks and months and years that … Continue reading

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Wet, grey and yellow

A wet day as a CC-130 Hercules and a CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 424 (Tiger) Squadron wait to be called out to perform search and rescue tasks.

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A wet, gray day

A very wet day – there was so much rain that the entire ramp was a lake, making the wings of a Hercules. A Polaris or a Globe Master III great places to be. While many people would say to … Continue reading

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The old and the new

HMCS Montreal and HMCS Haida at Hamilton Ontario – Montreal being the new, and Haida the old. All images are linked to larger versions. Montreal was commissioned on 29 September 1993, Haida on 30 August 1943. Haida was among the … Continue reading

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Hatches and stuff

Hatches and stuff on HMCS Haida Above and below we have two hatches. The hatch above is an escape hatch, that would allow people to escape from the compartment below this one – it’s an emergency use hatch and not … Continue reading

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HMCS Haida

Haida is the last remaining example of the 27 Tribal Class destroyers built for the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy between 1937 and 1945. It has been said that The Tribals were "magnificent in … Continue reading

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From Stem to Stern

The stem is the very most forward part of a boat or ship’s bow and is an extension of the keel itself and curves up to the wale of the boat. The stem is more often found on wooden boats … Continue reading

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Any port in a storm

In this case it’s actually a port hole, and a special port hole as they are on HMCS Haida – the last of the Canadian Tribal class destroyers. Looking out through the port holes you can see HMCS Montreal, a … Continue reading

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Mighty Tugs

Tug boats – pretty, powerful and versatile. These tugs in Hamilton assist ships on Lake Ontario.

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