Tag Archives: YAG

On the water – Swartz Bay

An ex RCN YAG at Swartz Bay

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A YAG in the bay

Yard Auxiliary, General (YAG) training vessels are wooden boats built between 1954 and 1958. Built for use as a blue boat, the majority of these crafted were used for general purposes such as liberty boats, stores and equipment lighters, as … Continue reading

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19 Wing Comox Marine Section

If you happen to find yourself at HMCS Quadra or 19 Wing/CFB Comox, you might also find yourself taking a walk down this pier – for the Air Force types it can be a bit of an intimidating walk as … Continue reading

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CFAV Albatross and CFAV Black Duck

CFAV Black Duck YAG 661 and CFAV Albatross YAG 660 are 53 foot crash boats, operated and maintained by the 19 Wing Marine Unit at HMCS Quadra. In the early 1950’s the Marine Rescue Section at CFB Comox was established  … Continue reading

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