Media Advisory Article from  National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Fredericton deploys on Operation REASSURANCE

January 4, 2016

OTTAWA — Media are invited to attend the departure ceremony of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton on January 5 as the ship deploys to the Mediterranean Sea on Operation REASSURANCE.

Operation REASSURANCE refers to the military activities undertaken by Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support NATO assurance measures and promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe through the provision of military capabilities for training, exercises, demonstrations and assigned NATO tasks. The CAF response in support of NATO’s request for enhanced assurance measures demonstrates the readiness and professionalism of the CAF.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 1 p.m. (AST)
NB Jetty, HMC Dockyard, Canadian Forces Base Halifax, NS

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All media interested in attending are asked to contact Maritime Forces Atlantic Public Affairs, at 902-427-3766, or by email at Media are requested to arrive at Rainbow Gate, HMC Dockyard, with photo identification no later than 12:30 p.m. (AST) where they will be escorted to the site to cover the event and conduct interviews.

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