Ship to be named for fallen Calgary soldier Capt. Nichola Goddard

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She will patrol the open waters, her 43 metres of glorious strength reaching speeds of up to 25 knots and a range of 2,000 nautical miles, as she assists members of the Canadian Coast Guard in their quest to serve and protect.

Five years after her death, Capt. Nichola Goddard's service to her country has been marked in many ways, including a Sacrifice Medal and a Meritorious Service Medal (military).

In keeping with the Caadian Coast Guard's ship naming policy -which selects names that promote Canadian sovereignty, culture, geography and history -this particular group of vessels, described as "Hero-Class," will be named in memory of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan, two members of the Canadian Coast Guard, two RCMP officers and one Fisheries officer. Late last year, it was announced that two earlier war heroes, Cpl. Joseph Kaeble of Quebec and Pte. James Peter Robertson of Nova Scotia, both killed in the First World War, would also have vessels named in their honour.


Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Ship+named+fallen+Calgary+soldier+Capt+Nichola+Goddard/4257486/story.html#ixzz1DfGzantk
 
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