Royal Canadian Navy: Commanding Officer of HMCS Regina relieved of command

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Royal Canadian Navy: Commanding Officer of HMCS Regina relieved of command

HMCS Regina , seen at AFB Esquimalt, British Columbia, in 2016. The Royal Canadian Navy says it has lost faith in the judgment of Lieutenant Commander David Dallin.

The Royal Canadian Navy says it has relieved the commanding officer of a Pacific Fleet warship.

In a statement Thursday evening, the Navy says it has lost confidence in the judgment of Lieutenant-Commander David Dallin of HMCS Regina.

The Navy says it has taken action after a recent incident on a another ship during a naval training exercise.

Details of what happened have not been released.

Commodore David Mazur, Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, said in the statement that the incident was still under investigation, but involved improper conduct.

Navy, Commodore Meghan points out Coates, has now taken command of HMCS Regina, a Halifax-class frigate based at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia.

The Navy expects that all of its members exercise institutionally appropriate judgment at all times, particularly when in clear leadership or command roles, the Navy said in its statement.

The Navy advises that Mr. Dallin will serve other duties with Maritime Forces Pacific at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt until co inclusion of the survey.

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