This week’s favourite photo features HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Vancouver with embarked CH-148 Cyclone helicopter “CANUCK”, and MV Asterix in formation.
Aviator Gregory Cole snapped the three ships and helicopter on Dec. 1, 2023, during a photo Exercise (PhotoEx) while transiting the Pacific Ocean.
The ships and helicopter set sail from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, BC, on Aug. 14 for a five-month deployment in the Indo-Pacific region.
HMCS Vancouver and HMCS Ottawa continued the Royal Canadian Navy’s work in the region to foster relationships with partner nations and undertook several exercises in the Pacific.
Photo by: Aviator Gregory Cole, Canadian Armed Forces Photo. Images courtey of Canadian Armed Forces.