Sailors onboard Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Montréal (FFH 336) within the Mediterranean Sea are amongst 1,375 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) deployed to Europe in assist of NATO’s Operation Reassurance guarding the Alliance’s Jap Flank. The vessel has participated in a number of NATO missions, patrolling the Atlantic Ocean as a part of Standing Naval Power Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) and its successor Standing NATO Response Power Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). Since 2014, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have deployed a frigate on a persistent rotational foundation to be employed for workout routines and operational duties within the NATO Maritime Command’s areas of duty.

On January 19, 2022, HMCS Montreal departed Halifax for Europe to hitch with Standing NATO Maritime Group 2. On March 19, 2022, HMCS Halifax departed Halifax for Europe to hitch with Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. HMCS Montreal and Halifax’s deployments are a part of a spread of navy actions undertaken by the CAF to assist NATO assurance and deterrence measures. These actions embody the supply of navy capabilities for coaching, workout routines, demonstrations and assigned NATO duties and display Canada’s dedication to advertise safety and stability in Central and Jap Europe.


Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Montréal (FFH 336) continues to function with NATO companions on Op REASSURANCE within the Mediterranean Sea.

The Canadian Armed Forces has members serving on Operation REASSURANCE in Central and Jap Europe. They’re there as a part of NATO assurance and deterrence measures. These measures purpose to strengthen NATO’s collective defence. It additionally reveals the power of Allied solidarity. Throughout this operation, the CAF is conducting coaching, workout routines, and a few NATO-specific duties. The CAF assist to NATO helps make Central and Jap Europe safer and steady. It additionally reveals that the CAF is an expert drive that’s prepared for any job.

HMCS Montréal is a Halifax-class frigate that has served within the Canadian Forces since 1993. Montréal is the seventh ship in her class which is predicated on the Canadian Patrol Frigate Challenge. She is the second vessel to hold the designation HMCS Montreal. She is assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic ( MARLANT ) and is homeported at CFB Halifax. Montréal serves on MARLANT missions defending Canada’s sovereignty within the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and imposing Canadian legal guidelines in its territorial sea and Unique Financial Zone. The vessel is designated as a Bilingual Language Unit within the Royal Canadian Navy.

A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, call sign Strider land on the flight deck of HMCS MONTREAL for flight operation training during Operation REASSURANCE in the Mediterranean Sea
A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, name signal Strider land on the flight deck of HMCS MONTREAL for flight operation coaching throughout Operation REASSURANCE within the Mediterranean Sea