HMCS Haida Becomes The Ceremonial Flagship of The  Royal Canadian Navy

HMCS Haida, once destined for the scrap heap, was commissioned as the Royal Canadian Navy's first-ever, ceremonial flagship on Saturday May 26, 2018. Canadian navy spokesperson Jennifer St. Germain said the Haida was chosen as the flagship because of her legendary history.

Friends of Haida chair Walt Dermott said: "We're very proud the HMCS Haida will take its place again in the Royal Canadian Navy ... we're beaming from ear to ear and are very, very proud." The push for designation started with a group called Project Naval Distinction, he said.  The Haida will now fly the Canadian Naval Ensign and observe traditional sunrise and sunset ceremonies with it daily, said Eric Nielsen of Parks Canada.
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