Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Royal Canadian Navy

Royal Canadian Navy

September 01, 2011 15:18 ET

Media Advisory: Canada Welcomes HMCS Charlottetown Home from Fighting the Gaddafi Regime

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2011) - Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown will return to Halifax on Friday, September 2, 2011 following its deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, where the ship operated with a multinational formation of surface vessels and submarines under NATO command. HMCS Charlottetown and her 240-member crew are scheduled to arrive at HMC Dockyard at 10 a.m.

Media wishing to cover the arrival are asked to register with the Maritime Forces Atlantic Public Affairs Office at 902-427-3766.

Media are reminded that photo identification will be required.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Atlantic Time, Friday, Sep 2, 2011

WHERE: HMC Dockyard (entrance through Rainbow Gate, off Cornwallis St.)

Along with family and friends, The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Associate Minister of Defence, Julian Fantino, The Honourable Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, will be on hand to welcome the ship's company home.

Note to Editors:

  • Media will be met by public affairs officers at Rainbow Gate no later than 8:30 a.m.
  • The Minister of National Defence is expected to address the sailors' families just prior to the ship's arrival.

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