Esquimalt

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Esquimalt

(skwī`môlt, –mălt, ĕskwī`–), regional district (1991 pop. 16,129), on Vancouver Island, SW British Columbia, Canada, just SW of Victoria. It has the chief naval station and naval dockyard of W Canada. The station was established by the British government in 1855 and taken over by Canada in 1906.
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I will join them in my own act of remembrance--reflecting on the exceptional men and women in uniform that I've met: the sailors in Esquimalt, British Columbia; the soldiers in Gagetown, New Brunswick; the airmen and women of Cold Lake, Alberta; and the Canadian Rangers in the Arctic, to name a few
Commander David Gagliardi, deputy commander Canada Command, representing the Chief of Maritime Staff in accepting the Orca on "A" Jetty of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia, said that the vessels" usher in a new era in navigation and seamanship training for the Canadian Navy.
In the opening weeks of the Korean War, when only Esquimalt-based ships were involved, it had been planned to replenish the destroyers' 4-inch and 4.7-inch requirements from the Naval Armament Depot in Esquimalt, British Columbia. Upon reflection, it was decided that such an arrangement would be unwieldy, especially if CANDESFE's ammunition expenditure proved heavy (it did).