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CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

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Saint John, NB. St John’s is NFLD.

Are we shipping them the museum pieces from Gagetown??
I always mix the 2 johns..
I'm just incorrectly assuming that Gagetown would have been the centre of the (east) ground forces universe. Montreal would have been my last guess. So, again, why isn't there a RORO docked in Montreal? I can't see everything going on C17s.
 

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I always mix the 2 johns..
I'm just incorrectly assuming that Gagetown would have been the centre of the (east) ground forces universe. Montreal would have been my last guess. So, again, why isn't there a RORO docked in Montreal? I can't see everything going on C17s.
Hmm what went wrong the last time the CAF did that.
Oh yeah the ship went rogue and held the gear hostage until DHTC acquired the ship back.
 

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So, again, why isn't there a RORO docked in Montreal? I can't see everything going on C17s.
Do you know definitely there isn't a ship or better a shipping company on contract to provide a ship?

Hmm what went wrong the last time the CAF did that.
Oh yeah the ship went rogue and held the gear hostage until DHTC acquired the ship back.
We move stuff by ship all the time. The majority of the initial deployment to Latvia was by ship. Ship resupply was common for the tour even post initial surge and has been used a number of times. The material and equipment for the M777 battery sent in 2017 was all sent by ship
 

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Hmm what went wrong the last time the CAF did that.
Oh yeah the Ukrainian rental ship went rogue and held the gear hostage until DHTC acquired the ship back.
FTFY… 😉 tee hee
 

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Next time we'll send an armed escort. "I am the captain, now!"

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That got me thinking ''Are there even any Canadian flagged RoRos?'' Might be a bit dodgy to commandeer a Panamanian flagged ship.

Here's the list Vessels Database - VesselFinder

Both Oceanexes, the largest ones, seem to be container carriers only. Or perhaps that's just how they use them. I don't know much about RoRos.
 

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Hmm what went wrong the last time the CAF did that.
Oh yeah the ship went rogue and held the gear hostage until DHTC acquired the ship back.

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That got me thinking ''Are there even any Canadian flagged RoRos?'' Might be a bit dodgy to commandeer a Panamanian flagged ship.

Here's the list Vessels Database - VesselFinder

Both Oceanexes, the largest ones, seem to be container carriers only. Or perhaps that's just how they use them. I don't know much about RoRos.
The larger of the 2 just so happens to be in the St Lawrence heading to Montreal. Size is 210 x 30 m. from the pictures it can have vehicles below and seacans above. Not sure about capacity.
 

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Seeing the Quebec Army support the CAF in Latvia is always positive news.
 

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Canada pressed to take on extra NATO defence role in Baltics​

"Artis Pabriks, who is also Latvia’s Defence Minister, was in Ottawa Wednesday for meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Anita Anand"
"Mr. Pabriks said he’s pitched Canada on taking on a second role: joining the command of NATO’s Multinational Division North,..."
“We would like that Canadians join. We trust Canadians,” he said, adding that, ideally, Canada’s military would take on a co-leadership role. He said this commitment would require posting a Canadian general in Riga.
Spokesperson Daniel Minden said: “Canada will be contributing to the Multinational Division North and is currently considering what that contribution would look like.”
Asked about Canada’s defence spending record, Mr. Pabriks said he would not want to criticize Ottawa because his country is extremely grateful for Canadian battle group leadership in Latvia. “On the other hand, if you are a NATO member, we should be ready to spend more.” Latvia has hiked defence spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP.

 

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Canada pressed to take on extra NATO defence role in Baltics​

"Artis Pabriks, who is also Latvia’s Defence Minister, was in Ottawa Wednesday for meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Anita Anand"
"Mr. Pabriks said he’s pitched Canada on taking on a second role: joining the command of NATO’s Multinational Division North,..."
“We would like that Canadians join. We trust Canadians,” he said, adding that, ideally, Canada’s military would take on a co-leadership role. He said this commitment would require posting a Canadian general in Riga.
Spokesperson Daniel Minden said: “Canada will be contributing to the Multinational Division North and is currently considering what that contribution would look like.”
Asked about Canada’s defence spending record, Mr. Pabriks said he would not want to criticize Ottawa because his country is extremely grateful for Canadian battle group leadership in Latvia. “On the other hand, if you are a NATO member, we should be ready to spend more.” Latvia has hiked defence spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP.

General and Staff...sure...more troops......look way and don't make eye contact.
 

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Canada pressed to take on extra NATO defence role in Baltics​

"Artis Pabriks, who is also Latvia’s Defence Minister, was in Ottawa Wednesday for meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Anita Anand"
"Mr. Pabriks said he’s pitched Canada on taking on a second role: joining the command of NATO’s Multinational Division North,..."
“We would like that Canadians join. We trust Canadians,” he said, adding that, ideally, Canada’s military would take on a co-leadership role. He said this commitment would require posting a Canadian general in Riga.
Spokesperson Daniel Minden said: “Canada will be contributing to the Multinational Division North and is currently considering what that contribution would look like.”
Asked about Canada’s defence spending record, Mr. Pabriks said he would not want to criticize Ottawa because his country is extremely grateful for Canadian battle group leadership in Latvia. “On the other hand, if you are a NATO member, we should be ready to spend more.” Latvia has hiked defence spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP.

How nice of them to recognize our ability to stand up HQs
 

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How nice of them to recognize our ability to stand up HQs
It’s really what we bring to the table. My recent CODE training finished with a survey that asked what “L1” I belong to, which I’ve taken as a nice summery of the CAFs major issues.
 

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Seeing the Quebec Army support the CAF in Latvia is always positive news.
I remember in theatre I was just happy knowing the guns were there if we needed them. Never bothered asking who force generated the gunners.

When are you heading over?
 
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