Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canadian Navy

Canadian Navy

July 20, 2011 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Maritime Command Change of Command

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 20, 2011) - The Commander of Maritime Command, Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden will relinquish command to Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison during a change of command ceremony on July 22, 2011. The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk, will preside over the ceremony.

Details are as follows:

WHEN: Friday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Carling Campus, Building 6, 3500 Carling Avenue, Kanata (former Nortel Campus).

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to arrive no later than 10 a.m.

There will be a brief media availability following the ceremony, during which the new Commander of Maritime Command, Vice-Admiral Maddison, will be available to take questions from the media.

Media wishing to attend are required to pre-register no later than 3 p.m., July 21 at:
http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/media/contact-eng.asp in English, or at http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/media/contact-fra.asp in French.

For those wishing to attend, a map can be provided to identify the media entrance and parking.

Contact Information

  • More information on the Change of Command ceremony
    Lt(N) Heather McDonald
    Navy Public Affairs
    613-945-0902

    Navy Public Affairs
    613-945-0875
    613-225-3085 (FAX)
    www.navy.forces.gc.ca