Country: Canada Region: British Columbia
Latitude: 48° 25' 58" N Longitude: -124° 33' 46" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
48°25'58"N 123°25'35"W CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia.
Homebase of MARPAC (Marine Forces Pacific) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/88/Maritime_Forces_Pacific_badge.png A 1 star (real admiral) command (COMMARPAC) who is also the commander of Joint Task Force Pacific (COMMJTFP) MARPAC is directly responsible to generate, maintain, and sustain an armed capability to guard Canada’s Pacific and Atlantic maritime approaches respectively and to contribute forces to meet national, domestic and overseas commitments, in order to enhance international peace and security.
Maritime Forces Pacific is home to 5 frigates, 6 auxiliary vessels, and 3 submarines. and is headquartered in Esquimalt, British Columbia on Vancouver Island employing appx.4,000 military and 2,000 civilian personnel.
See: Patricia Bay for supporting activities
- 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. Responsible for Canada’s western provinces and reporting to the 3rd Canadian Division. For more info about the rangers see: CFB Yellowknife
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