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Favourite Photo February 26, 2021

What a stunning shot of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Harry Dewolf!

Shot on February 21, 2021, by Corporal David Veldman, the image was taken near Frobisher Bay and features the ice breaker under the Northern Lights.

HMCS Harry Dewolf was up north for Cold Weather Trials. It is the first ship built for the Royal Canadian Navy under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

The new class of ships is specifically designed to patrol Canada’s offshore waters and northernmost regions.

The vessels will be at the core of an enhanced Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Arctic presence, effectively complementing our other current and future warships’ capabilities through critical reconnaissance and surveillance activities.

The ship is named after Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf, a native of Bedford, Nova Scotia. DeWolf was decorated for outstanding service throughout his naval career.

His career included wartime command of HMCS St. Laurent from 1939-40, and later, his 1943-44 command of HMCS Haida, known as the “Fightingest Ship in the RCN.”

The image is courtesy of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Cyndi Mills

Admittedly the Queen of Typos, Cyndi Mills strives for none, but one or two always seems to slip in. She apologizes! Over the last 27 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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