Canadian Forces members complete training to operate naval combat equipment on warships

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Thirty-three new weapons engineering technicians will be welcomed into the ranks of the Canadian Navy Friday as they graduate from the Naval Combat Systems Technical Training Plan (NCSTTP) program at the Marine Institute in St. John's.

A news release notes the graduation will take place 10:30 a.m. at the Canadian Forces Station St. John’s Drill Hall in the Pleasantville area of the city.

Capt. Angus Topshee, commander of CBS Halifax, will preside over the ceremony.

The graduates will be moving to Halifax or Esquimalt, B.C., for further naval training prior to being assigned to naval ships later this year. 

The two-year NSCTTP program trains naval recruits to operate and maintain the wide range of shipboard electronic and combat equipment found on Canada's navy ships. 

The Marine Institute will award technician diplomas to the graduates in electronic engineering and electro-mechanical engineering.

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Organizations: Canadian Forces Station, CBS Halifax, Marine Institute

Geographic location: Pleasantville, Esquimalt, Canada

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