HMCS St. John’s returns from Operation REASSURANCE

Media Advisory

July 14, 2017 – Halifax, N.S. – Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

Media are invited to attend the homecoming ceremony for Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) St. John’s on July 17, 2017.

The ship and crew are returning from their deployment on Op REASSURANCE, Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance and deterrence measures aimed at promoting security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe. HMCS St. John’s departed Halifax in January 2017 to join Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean.

Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic and Commander Sheldon Gillis, Commanding Officer of HMCS St. John’s, will be available to speak to media. 

WHEN: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 8:50 a.m. (AST)

WHERE: NB Jetty, HMC Dockyard, Halifax, N.S. 

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Media are asked to arrive at Rainbow Gate by 08:30 a.m. with photo ID. Parking will be available in a designated area near the jetty.

All media interested in attending are asked to contact Maritime Forces Atlantic Public Affairs, at 902-427-3766, or by email at

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