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Canadian Navy

Canadian Navy

November 13, 2009 12:04 ET

Navy Launches Centennial Commemorative Book

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2009) - To celebrate the Canadian Navy's centennial in 2010, the Commander of Maritime Command, Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden, will launch a book commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy in a ceremony at the NDHQ Chief's and Petty Officer's mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, on November 16 at 11:30 a.m.

This lavishly illustrated commemorative volume, produced under the auspices of the Canadian Naval Centennial Project, chronicles the full century of the Canadian Navy as a proud national institution. It covers the origins of the Canadian Navy back to 1867, both world wars, the Korean conflict, the postwar period, and a look at the navy of the future. There is also a section on naval war art.

This book features both black-and-white and colour illustrations and will appeal to a broad cross-section of readers, including those who love all things naval, navy veterans and their families, historians, and librarians. It was produced "to give an accessible survey history to people who would not normally read naval history, and the point is to help Canadians better connect with their navy" said editor Dr. Richard Gimblett.

Naval Centennial Project Manager, Captain (Navy) John Pickford believes "This book will reach out to Canadians and illustrate the professionalism and dedication demonstrated by the navy over the last century, both home and abroad."

The Canadian Naval Centennial Project's goals include a renewed awareness amongst Canadians of the navy and its contributions to Canada during a century of service, as well as the role the navy plays, within the construct of the Canadian Forces, in a maritime nation like Canada.

Note: News Directors/Editors:

For further information please contact:

Lieutenant (Navy) Wendy Goulet, Canadian Naval Centennial Public Affairs at (819) 997-0706.

Members of the media are asked to arrive by 11:15 a.m.

For more information please visit the CNC web site at: www.canadiannavy100.forces.gc.ca

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