Kingston & Summerside Return After Monitoring NATO MCM Operations

HMCS Kingston and Summerside returned to Halifax November 1, 2022 after successfully completing their virtue signaling deployment on Operation REASSURANCE in support of NATO assurance and deterrence measures in European waters. Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels, never intended to be combatants, have filled in for warships due to financial and personnel constraints. US Navy photo

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Kingston XO Removed Over Sexual Allegations

On October 2, 2022, Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie, Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) relieved the Executive Officer of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston of her duties as a result of an alleged incident of inappropriate conduct of a sexualized nature that took place during a port visit in Lisbon, Portugal. The allegations have not been proven and an investigation into this incident is ongoing. Commander CJOC and the commanders of each service that generates personnel for operations, expect all their members to exercise institutionally appropriate judgment at all times,…

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