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HMCS Regina in dazzle scheme


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Here's the original Regina.   Just an awesome picture if you ask me!  She was sunk in 1944 while trying to rescue the crew of a sunken Liberty Ship.  30 of her 85 crew members were lost.   Almost makes me want to break out that old Matchbox Flower Class corvette kit I've got squirreled away somewhere. 

 

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Thanks for sharing that. As the article said, the East Coast-based HMCS Moncton was another ship that has been done in a disruptive scheme as well. I think it's very striking, and the whole fleet should be done like that. :)

 

They were done to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic, and to bring to mind the heavy work that the Royal Canadian Navy did to escort the convoys across the Atlantic. It's often overlooked how much of the convoy work was the responsibility of the RCN. 

 

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HMCS Regina (Canadian Forces Photo)

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Richard

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18 hours ago, LSP_Ron said:

Very cool,

 

My wife was on that ship when we lived in Dubai,  she had cocktails on it!  I was in Egypt and missed it!

Ron

 

Too bad you missed it.  I served 20 years as a Combat Systems Engineering Officer in the RCN, and we usually had cocktail parties in every port,  in conjunction with External Affairs Canada and the Ambassador's Office. 

 

Lots of fun, met a lot of very interesting people in very sociable settings.

 

I still work with the RCN as a civil servant/engineer, and got to watch the daily progress of REGINA as they applied the dazzle scheme.  There were a number of interesting ideas considered before finally settling on the final version.

 

Dave/Ironman1945

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4 hours ago, John1 said:

I loved training with the Canucks.    Something truly refreshing (no pun intended) about infantry who deploy to the field with a beer tent!  

 

Enjoyed having USN officers in our wardrooms when alongside in port.

Nothing but respect for their abilities and professionalism. 

Always had a great time, especially a few drinks in.

 

 

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My grandfather was a Commander, Royal Navy. Somewhere in his service history I have here there's a comment from one of his bosses, commending him on his deportment at cocktail parties - obviously a very important facet of Sea Power!  :)

 

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6 hours ago, Iain said:

My grandfather was a Commander, Royal Navy. Somewhere in his service history I have here there's a comment from one of his bosses, commending him on his deportment at cocktail parties - obviously a very important facet of Sea Power!  :)

 

Iain

 

Indeed Ian, extremely essential.

 

At one such party in San Diego I spend a few hours chatting with a young lady who happened to have connections to the local USO, the charitable organization that serves active duty US service personnel. 

 

She was pleased to hear so many of us were NFL fans, and she managed to arrange for 40 of our ship's company to get free tickets and bus transport to a San Diego Chargers/San Francisco 49rs football game. 

 

40 Canadian sailors, drinking beer, watching football, sitting in the 70+ degree sunshine. 

 

A great time had by all!

 

Dave/Ironman1945

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