January 21, 2019 10:45 am
Updated: January 21, 2019 6:13 pm

HMCS Ville de Québec returns to Halifax after 6-month deployment

WATCH: There were many smiling faces and emotional reunions on a Halifax jetty Monday morning, as HMCS Ville de Québec returned home from a six-month deployment. Alex MacLean was there and brings us the latest.

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There were many smiling faces and emotional reunions on a Halifax jetty Monday morning, as HMCS Ville de Québec returned home after a six-month deployment.

READ MORE: HMCS Ville de Quebec sets off from Halifax for first deployment as part of Operation Reassurance

The ship was deployed with Standing NATO Maritime Group Two and HMCS Toronto left to take its place on Jan. 19.

HMCS Toronto will take part in Operation Reassurance, which is Canada’s contribution to NATO’s assurance and deterrence measures in central and eastern Europe.

According to the Canadian Armed Forces, the deployment of a Halifax-class frigate and CH-148 Cyclone Maritime helicopter offer flexibility in the types of missions it can take part in.

The ship and aircraft will take part in efforts such as surveillance and monitoring.

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