Canadian Navy

Canadian Navy

March 01, 2011 12:22 ET

Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden to Preside Over Inaugural Presentation of Insignia Recognizing Time Served at Sea

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - The Commander of Maritime Command, Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden, will present eight Canadian Forces (CF) members with the Sea Service Insignia (SSI) at a ceremony marking the launch of the distribution of the new badges.

Available to all serving CF members regardless of environment, the SSI is a visible and formal recognition for those who have spent significant amounts of time at sea. Four levels of the insignia have been produced, the first level being awarded to members with 365 sea days. Those eligible for the fourth insignia will have upwards of 1460 days at sea.

Details are as follows:

When: Thursday, March 3rd at 10 a.m.
   
Where: Conference Room D, 2 North Tower
  National Defence Headquarters
  101 Colonel By Dr
  Ottawa, ON

Media wishing to attend are required to pre-register no later than 3 p.m., March 2rd 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. 

Media are asked to arrive by 9:30 a.m. Entrance is through the Nicholas Street security gate. Positive identification control will be performed. 

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