September 2017: Interim Oiler Replacement Project

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September 2017: Interim Oiler Replacement Project



  • Interim AOR: Plugging the Navy’s Capability Gap:  Quebec-based Chantier Davie is providing a unique solution to the Royal Canadian Navy in the form of a converted civilian vessel and a leasing agreement. The result will allow the RCN to replenish its ships at sea as early as next year – by David Pugliese
  • JSS Program Shifting Into Gear: Seaspan Shipyards in B.C. is ramping up preparations to begin construction of Canada’s Joint Support Ships, with the first delivery anticipated in early 2021 – by David Pugliese
  • Camp X: Canada and the Allies’ Clandestine War: Stemming from a British desire to create havoc inside Nazi-occupied Europe, Canada’s secretive Camp X recruited desirable and undesirable agents — as long as they were efficient – by Chris Murray


  • Publisher's Letter:  Cornwallis killed Scots before he killed Mi'kmaq – by Scott Taylor
  • In The News:  Budget 2017: Trudeau government to provide more funding for military and veteran initiatives – by Tyler Hooper
  • Perspectives:  Challenge & Commitment Lost: Part 1: Looking back at the Defence White Paper of 1987 — a made-in-Canada policy — by Robert Smol
  • The Armchair Colonel:  Knowledge is Power: War in the information domain shaping up to become the battlefield of the future – by Col (ret’d) Pat Stogran
  • Commentary:  Liberals must pull the plug on sordid Saudi arms deal — by Peggy Mason
  • Commentary:  The Khadr decision — by Vincent J. Curtis
  • Commentary:  Frenetic Freeland — by Michael Nickerson
  • In The News:  One Large Step: The journey to recovery through the Invictus Games in Toronto — by Kari M. Pries
  • Eye on Industry:  New Vessels for RCN & CCG: Seaspan Shipyards is making waves in the Canadian shipbuilding industry — by Micaal Ahmed
  • Eye on Industry:  Canada’s Modern Warship Factory: Irving Shipbuilding capitalizing on its past in the revitalization of the Navy’s combat fleet — by Scott Taylor
  • Historica Canada’s The Memory Project:  A member of the 14th Army Tank Regiment (Calgary Regiment), WWII veteran Armand Émond was captured at Dieppe; he spent the rest of the war as a prisoner
  • Cadet Corner:  Meet the Navy League’s Leading Man: National President Earle Corn – by Maria Granados, The Navy League of Canada 
  • WWII:  St Lambert-Sur-Dives: Major David Currie, VC puts the plug in the jug of the Falaise Gap  – by Jon Guttman
  • The Old Guard:  Invictus Games 2017 … Tricky trivia … Veterans’ perspectives … Honouring Canada’s Indigenous veterans … etc. —  by Les Peate
  • Industry Watch:  Who's who and what's what in the defence sector — by David Pugliese 
  • Trivia:  Test your knowledge of military history against quizmaster Les Peate
  • Letters to the Editor
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