|By Marketwire .||
|September 10, 2012 09:54 PM EDT||
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/11/12 -- The media are invited to welcome Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown on return to her home port Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 10 a.m. The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Peter MacKay, will be joined by the Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, in welcoming the crew home.
HMCS Charlottetown has been deployed for nearly nine months on Operation Active Endeavour, NATO's counter-terrorism effort in the Mediterranean, and Operation Artemis, the Canadian Forces' participation in maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea region with the multinational Coalition Task Force 150 (CTF-150).
When: Tuesday, September 11th 2012 at 10 a.m. Atlantic Time. Media will be escorted into the dockyard commencing at 9:00 a.m. Where: HMC Dockyard (entrance through Rainbow Gate on Cornwallis Street) What: The Return of HMCS Charlottetown after having been deployed for nearly nine months with CTF-150.
Note to editors / news director:
Media are asked to contact the Maritime Forces Atlantic Public Affairs Office at 902-427-3766 to register. Access will be via Rainbow Gate at the foot of Cornwallis Rd. Please note that all must be in possession of valid photo identification in order to gain access to the dockyard jetty.
Maritime Forces Atlantic Public Affairs Office