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.
The day after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, HMCS Uganda slipped into Esquimalt, British Columbia
, riddled by a strange sense of shame, frustration, and defiance.
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).