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Ruthanne Urquhart

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Curriculum vitae. Ottawa Sun (left), The Maple Leaf, Canadian Vocational Journal, The Maple Leaf.

MSPA great intro to senior service

The Maple Leaf; Navy pageWorking as Navy Editor of the Government of Canada bilingual tabloid publication The Maple Leaf was an interesting facet of my Maritime Staff Public Affairs work.

Being responsible for the content of the Navy pages—copy, headlines, cutlines, and photos/ art—gave me the opportunity to liaise with Navy personnel at NDHQ in Ottawa, across Canada and deployed worldwide. They are, without exception, the most friendly, helpful and professional people I've had the pleasure of working with, making my education regarding the Royal Canadian Navy both thorough and fun.

The Maple Leaf; Navy page; Navy League Cadet Corps Bidwell cadets relax after the Battle of the Atlantic Sunday service on board warship HMCS SACKVILLE, Canada's sole remaining Flower-class corvette.—Photo by Ruthanne UrquhartNavy League Cadet Corps Bidwell cadets relax after the Battle of the Atlantic Sunday service on board HMCS Sackville, Canada's sole remaining Flower-class corvette.
—Photo by Ruthanne Urquhart

I interviewed sailors in the RCN and the Naval Reserve, veterans, cadets and civilian employees, and wrote a host of articles on every imaginable RCN-related subject. It was a lovely job, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

Occasionally, I contributed to The Maple Leaf  Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force pages, and to the "purple" pages – those that are not RCN, Canadian Army or RCAF pages.

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2001

2002

Battle of the Atlantic
The search for silence and Computer tool will assess ships’ structural capabilities
10 days in October

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2001

Vancouver earns 'Play of the Day' and A gift worth lining up for
Toronto pulls off 'million-to-one' rescue and Halifax families face long separation
Fledgling RCN contributes and The Maple Leaf Legacy Project and
    The RCN in Korea
Yellowknife crew earns BRAVO ZULU and Submariners home in Slackers
That’s 20 160 coffees – to go and Naval task group deploys
MFRCs offer vital deployment support
Cornwallis seeks historic-site status
'Let us now praise famous men'
Old warships never die...
Le Monument aux Valeureux, un hommage aux Canadiens en guerre
Running the Rock
Navy recruiting ad
Musical gala a rousing success
Battle of the Atlantic

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