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HMCS Fredericton to depart Halifax on Monday

HMCS Fredericton leaves Halifax on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

HMCS Fredericton and its crew of 250 Canadian sailors and support staff is set to depart Halifax on Monday.

The Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate is leaving for the Mediterranean Sea on a six-month deployment on Operation Reassurance, which sees the Canadian military work with its NATO allies.

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It’s the third time that HMCS Fredericton has deployed on Operation Reassurance.

The vessel will also deploy with a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter from 12 Wing Shearwater, marking the fourth time a Cyclone helicopter has been deployed as part of Operation Reassurance.

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HMCS Fredericton is set to leave on Monday after 10 a.m.

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