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By: Captain Christopher Daniel, Public Affairs Officer, CJOC, and Sub-Lieutenant Derek Frank, Unit Public Affairs Representative, HMCS St. John’s
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) St. John’s, along with other members of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), participated in Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 18 off the Northwest Coast of Scotland from April 23 to May 3, 2018.
Exercise JOINT WARRIOR is the largest military exercise in Europe. It is led by the United Kingdom and involves warships, air assets, and ground forces from all across the NATO alliance.
HMCS St. John’s, as part of SNMG1, joined over 40 other warships from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
“Joint Warrior is an important exercise in both scale and quality of training,” explained Commander Gord Noseworthy, the Commanding Officer. “HMCS St. John’s, with our substantial anti-submarine warfare capabilities, made significant contributions in our task group, patrolling the Sea of the Hebrides and the Minches along the Scottish coast. Our officers and sailors demonstrated their exceptional skill and professionalism throughout the exercise, and were ready and able to take the lead when the situation demanded.”
Exercise JOINT WARRIOR runs through a range of scenarios, including crisis and conflict situations that could be…