**** Navy Media Release
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Montréal and Halifax, and their ships’ companies of 239 and 253 respectively, will return to their homeport of Halifax, N.S. after successfully completing their deployments on Operation REASSURANCE, in support of NATO assurance and deterrence measures in European waters.
These deployments mark the first Operation REASSURANCE deployment for HMCS Montréal, where the ship joined Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, and the third for HMCS Halifax, which formed part of Standing NATO Maritime Group One. Embedded air detachments of CH-148 helicopters supported both ships, which now mark eight Cyclone helicopters to have conducted flight operations as part of Operation REASSURANCE .
The ongoing participation of Royal Canadian Navy ships on Operation REASSURANCE demonstrates Canada’s commitment to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe Region.
When: 9 a.m. (AST) on July 15, 2022.