Photo Credits

Photo Credits

All images used for design purposes on this website were graciously supplied by The Department of National Defence. Specifically Canadian Forces Combat Camera. Please visit their website at http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/site/index-eng.asp

IS2012-1012-06 18 April 2012 Baring Bay Nunavut

A Ranger, from Taloyoak, Nunavut, provides predator control watch over the 1 Canadian Rangers Patrol Group tactical command post camp near Baring Bay, Nunavut, during Operation NUNALIVUT 2012.

Operation NUNALIVUT 2012 is one of the major sovereignty operations conducted every year by the Canadian Forces in Canada’s North. This year’s operation will focus on the Canadian Forces demonstrating expeditionary capabilities in response to a simulated Whole of Government safety driven mission.

The Operation runs from April 10 to May 1, 2012, in and around Resolute Bay, Nunavut and involves approximately 150 Canadian Forces personnel from the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army, and Canadian Rangers under the Command of Joint Task Force (North).

Photo by: Sergeant Matthew McGregor, Canadian Forces Combat Camera © 2012 DND-MDN Canada

HS2012-0374-212 15 Aug 2012 Gascoyne Bay, Nunavut

A clearance diver from the Fleet Dive Unit (Pacific) and a Deputy Commander Canada Command, Major-General dive beneath the six-foot thick arctic ice in Gascoyne Bay, Nunavut, during Operation NUNALIVUT 2012.

Operation NUNALIVUT 2012 is one of the major sovereignty operations conducted every year by the Canadian Forces in Canada’s North. This year’s operation will focus on the Canadian Forces demonstrating expeditionary capabilities in response to a simulated Whole of Government safety driven mission.

The Operation runs from 10 April to 1 May 2012, in and around Resolute Bay, Nunavut and involves approximately 150 Canadian Forces personnel from the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army, and Canadian Rangers under the Command of Joint Task Force (North).

Please Credit: Master Corporal (MCpl) Peter Reed, Formation Imaging Services, CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia, © 2012 DND-MDN Canada

 

BN2012-0080-03 15 March 2012 Bagotville, Québec

A Royal Candian Air Force Captain climbs into his aircraft for his first flight of the 2012 Air Show season.

A CF18 Hornet of the Royal Canadian Air Force, piloted by Captain Patrick Gobeil, makes its first flight of the 2012 air show season 15 March at Bagotville.

Photo: Cpl Pierre Habib, 3 Wing Bagotville, © 2012 DND-MDN Canada

 

 

BN2012-0031-54 15 February 2012 Homestead (Florida)

A CF18 carries out a mission during an exercise at Homestead, Florida.

From 2 to 16 February 2012, 425 Squadron 3 Wing took part in an exercise at Homestead, Florida. The exercise was conducted in partnership with American pilots from 93 Fighter Squadron – nicknamed the “Makos” – from Homestead Air Reserve Base. During the exercise, the pilots learned air combat tactics, notably, using illuminating flares to counter enemy attacks.

Photo: Cpl Pierre Habib, Imaging Services 3 Wing Bagotville, © 2012 DND-MDN Canada

 

 

 

ET2011-6066-03 10 January 2012 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) VANCOUVER

HMCS Vancouver marked the end of her mission by flying the ship’s Battle Ensign during her transit though the Strait of Gibraltar thus leaving the Operation area of the Mediterranean Sea. HMCS Vancouver will conduct a long transit back to Esquimalt, British Columbia.

Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR is a NATO maritime operation. It operates in the Mediterranean Sea to prevent the movement of terrorists or weapons of mass destruction, and enhance the security of shipping in general.

HMCS Vancouver’s tasks while on Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR include locating, tracking, and reporting ‘vessels of interest’, suspected of involvement in terrorism. Although their mandate is limited to detection and deterrence of activities related to terrorism, the NATO fleet deployed on Operation Active Endeavour has enhanced security and stability in the Mediterranean Sea to the considerable benefit of trade and commerce.

Photo by: Corporal (Cpl) Brandon O’Connell, MARPAC Imaging Services, Esquimalt © 2011 DND-MDN Canada

 

 

HS2012-0071-055 January 28, 2012 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown

HMCS Charlottetown Boarding Party members head back to the ship onboard a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat after performing a search of the German Tanker RHON during a boarding exercise on January 28, 2012 while on Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR in the Mediterranean.

Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR is a NATO maritime operation. It operates in the Mediterranean Sea to prevent the movement of terrorists or weapons of mass destruction, and enhance the security of shipping in general.

HMCS Charlottetown’s tasks while on Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR include locating, tracking, and reporting vessels of interest, suspected of involvement in terrorism. Although their mandate is limited to detection and deterrence of activities related to terrorism, the NATO fleet deployed on Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR has enhanced security and stability in the Mediterranean Sea to the considerable benefit of trade and commerce.

Photo by Cpl Ronnie Kinnie, Formation Imaging Services, Halifax © 2012 DND-MDN Canada

 

HS2012-0071-121 February 9, 2012 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown

HMCS Charlottetown conducts a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) to take fuel from the German tanker RHON during Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR with Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 in the Mediterranean Sea on February 3, 2012.

Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR is a NATO maritime operation. It operates in the Mediterranean Sea to prevent the movement of terrorists or weapons of mass destruction, and enhance the security of shipping in general.

Under Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR, HMCS Charlottetown will patrol the Mediterranean Sea and detect, deter and protect against terrorist activity in her area of responsibility. Although their mandate is limited to detection and deterrence of activities related to terrorism, the NATO fleet deployed on Operation Active Endeavour has enhanced security and stability in the Mediterranean Sea to the considerable benefit of trade and commerce.

Photo by Cpl Ronnie Kinnie, Formation Imaging Services, Halifax © 2012 DND-MDN Canada

 

RE2012-0006-0028 15 February 2012 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories  (NT) ARCTIC RAM

Container Delivery Systems (CDS) from Charlie Company of the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Regiment drop out of the cargo door of a C-130 Hercules over Slave Lake during EXERCISE Arctic Ram.

From February 14 to 26th, Exercise ARCTIC RAM will re-familiarize soldiers with Northern operations and provide a greater awareness of the demands of the Artic and how effectively operate within the environment.

ARCTIC RAM is the biggest and most complex army-led exercise ever undertaken in the Canadian Arctic. Approximately 1500 soldiers, predominantly from Edmonton, Alberta (AB), Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB) and Shilo, MB, will be conducting training in the Yellowknife to Gameti corridor.

Photo Credit: Cpl Philippe Archambault, CFJIC © 2012 DND-MDN Canada

 

SU2012-0216-01 April 9, 2012 Vimy, France

The vigil party during the main commemorative ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.

From April 7 to 11, 2012, a contingent of 105 CF members took part in ceremonies in Europe commemorating the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The contingent was composed mainly of personnel from historical regiments, branches and corps that participated in the 1917 battle, a flag party and the Royal 22e Régiment Band.

The CF Vimy Contingent supported Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). In particular, the Contingent participated in a private wreath-laying ceremony at the St. Julien Memorial in Belgium, a Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial (also in Belgium), and a VAC-led anniversary ceremony at the foot of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. The Contingent thus sought to ensure that the courage and devotion of our Canadian heroes will never be forgotten.

Image by Master Corporal Pierre Thériault, Imaging Services, Ottawa © 2012 DND-MDN Canada