Royal Canadian Navy
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is one of three commands within the Canadian Armed Forces. Founded in 1910 as the Naval Service of Canada and given Royal Sanction in 1911, the RCN was placed under the Department of National Defence in 1923. It was known as Maritime Command until 2011.
The RCN has served in both World Wars, the Korean War, the First Gulf War, Afghanistan, the Libyan Civil War and numerous U.N. peacekeeping missions and NATO operations. At the end of the Second World War, the Canadian Navy was the third largest in the world.
Motto, "Ready Aye Ready".