Welcome Home HMCS Toronto!

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto returned to her home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia yesterday, January 18, after a successful seven month-long deployment in the Mediterranean Sea on Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to Russia’s military aggression towards Ukraine.

HMCS Fredericton has replaced HMCS Toronto on Operation REASSURANCE, part of Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance measures, which promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe.

HMCS Toronto and its helicopter air detachment were tasked to patrol the Mediterranean and Black Sea’s through the monitoring of shipping to help detect, deter and protect against terrorist activity as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). Toronto participated in various joint NATO training exercises as part of its Operation REASSURANCE deployment including Exercises Sea Breeze, Noble Justification and Mavi Balina.

Since deploying in July, the ship travelled more than 30,809 nautical miles in the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean and Black Seas. The ship’s helicopter detachment flew 181 sorties totaling more than 445 flying hours.

Press release, Image: Canadian Navy

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