Canada transfers command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One

January 7, 2022 – Ottawa, Canada; Amsterdam, Netherlands – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces

Commodore Bradley Peats of the Royal Canadian Navy, transferred command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) to Commodore Ad van de Sande of the Royal Netherlands Navy, during a virtual ceremony between Ottawa, Canada, and Amsterdam, Netherlands, today.

After assuming command during a ceremony on January 18, 2021, Commodore Peats commanded SNMG1 over the past twelve months.

This deployment represents Canada’s contribution to regional maritime security in support of NATO assurance measures in the Baltic Sea, North Sea, Norwegian Sea, and their maritime approaches. It is part of Operation REASSURANCE, under which Canada contributes to NATO collective defence and demonstrates solidarity with its Allies.  

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