Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Armed Forces Commissioning

I know that I am on a bit of a military kick this past week but I thought I would share the occasion of my son's commissioning as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces this past weekend. Here is standing beside his older sister.

Monday, May 6, 2013

HMCS Halifax


Okay, we actually have a navy. Pictured above is the Halifax frigate class HMCS Halifax. Yes the first of a fleet of frigates. Not a large fleet mind you but enough to protect this country.

The Halifax was berthed near the Maritime museum is conjunction with the Battle of the Atlantic this past weekend (May 5th). It was not open for tours but it was a pretty imposing site on the waterfront nonetheless. It is actually bigger than you might imagine but certainly not near as large as some American warships. Still, it is imposing enough and its crew of 350 are ready for any task presented to them.