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Favourite Photo February 12, 2021

Above Image: courtesy of the Canadian Armed Forces.

As we mark the 56th anniversary of our beloved Maple Leaf, this image was chosen to celebrate it, and the work Canadians do worldwide.

This week’s image was shot on January 31, 2021 and features a member of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Moncton’s Force Protection Component as he stands watch during the ship’s transit out of Miami, Florida. HMCS Moncton is currently deployed on Operation Caribbe.

Having departed Canada on January 22, 2021, the HMCS Moncton is on a two-month deployment in the Caribbean Basin.



From January 29 to February 25, 2021, the ship and crew will conduct monitoring and detection duties to support U.S.-led Enhanced Counternarcotics Operations in the region.

“The Canadian Armed Forces have conducted Operation CARIBBE since 2006 with successive deployments of Royal Canadian Navy ships and Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft.

“Over the past fourteen years, the CAF has contributed to the disruption or seizure of approximately 105 tonnes of cocaine and over 6.725 tonnes of marijuana,” according to the Government of Canada website.

While a symbol of home for Canadians, the Canadian flag has become a beacon of hope for people abroad due to the work Canadians have done and continue to do worldwide and also respect due to the sacrifices Canadians have made.

Happy National Flag of Canada Day!


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Cyndi Mills - Owner | Publisher CMF Magazine

Admittedly the Queen of Typos, Cyndi Mills strives for none, but one or two always seems to slip in. She apologizes! Over the last 29 years Cyndi has had the opportunity to move around the country with her husband, Scott and their four children. Having lived in Chilliwack, Edmonton, London, and Petawawa. She stumbled into the world of journalism by accident – looking for a career that could give her the flexibility to work from home to be with her children and support her husband's military career. Cyndi is also a military parent as her two oldest children are in the military. Raising her third and fourth teenagers, she tries to keep sane by walking, gardening, writing, and spending time with her family while running Canadian Military Family Magazine.

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