The Submariners' Association Of Canada(E)

Welcoming Submariners from Eastern Canada

Association Of Canada east was formed January 2002. In its origin dating back to 1979, the branch was founded as the Submarine Old Comrades Association (Canadian Branch). This was done so in response to the desires of a number of former RCN/RN submariners from the Halifax and Dartmouth areas.
The Submariners' Association Of Canada, SAOC East, was formed January 2002.

Once a Submariner, always a Submariner.

Who we are

  In its origin dating back to 1979, the branch was founded as the Submarine Old Comrades Association (Canadian Branch).This was done so in response to the desires of a number of former RCN/ RN submariners from the Halifax and Dartmouth areas.The Submariners' Association Of Canada, SAOC East, was formed January 2002. In its origin dating back to 1979, the branch was founded as the Submarine Old Comrades Association (Canadian Branch).This was done so in response to the desires of a number of former RCN/ RN submariners from the Halifax and Dartmouth areas.They recognized the need to maintain communication among themselves, and to remain current with the serving submarine community Additionally, they wished to nurture the camaraderie so richly held from the past.These objectives were fundamental to all of SOCA Branches and so a Canadian Branch was formed to extend them across Canada as well as those who reside in the U.S.A.Allowed by SOCA's governing board of the day, Canadian Branch became the "First" formed outside of the UK. By December of 2001, the now transcended Canadian Branch of the Submariners' Association (UK) following several years of lengthy review, the majority of membership determined that the time had arrived to "control our own destiny". To do this, Canadian Branch was to depart from S. A. (UK) and combine with the Submariners' Association Of Canada (West)Victoria,

 Today, the objectives of the association have been currently modified to suit our needs in providing both a formal and social venue for past and present submariners in order to:

1. Foster and maintain loyalty, good will, and the camaraderie as that which typifies the life and style of submariners in the submarine service, past and present;

2. Enhance the well-being of submariners past and present and their families commensurate to the resources within the association;

3. Maintain liaison with the Canadian navy with the desire to participate in, contribute to, and promote activities within its active submarine community;

4. Maintain liaison with other military and veterans' associations /organizations specifically those of the submarine brotherhood of other countries Central) Ottawa , re-emerging as (East) based at Halifax.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this organization,
all you have to do is fill out a registration form.

TODAY AFTER BEING INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATIONS,

 
SUBMARINE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA east
SUBMARINE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA central
SUBMARINE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA west
We become one,

SUBMARINE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Take some time and read our Constitution

    UNDER ONE CONSTITUTION
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    Each association has local bylaws that are updated  at our yearly AGM meetings
    Below you will find the latest the Bylaws or SAOCeast 

    SUBMARINERS’ ASSOCIATION of CANADA (EAST)
    SAOCeast Constitution - 2017
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    SAOCeast ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

    Normally last Wednesday of the Month
    @ 1900 hrs

    but due to COVID 19

    Time and place of meetings to be announced
    Currently we are having Zoom meeting Every Fri. Night
    Stay tuned to your invite (Email)

    HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN SUBMARINES

    Submarine service in the RCN goes back to 1914. The RCN's first submarines were CC 1 and CC 2, which were purchased on the dubious authority of the Premier of British Columbia when his province, at the outset of the First World War, was in a state of alarm.

    The two boats were built in Seattle for the Chilean Navy. The Chilean government had ordered them from the Electric Boat Company of New Jersey, which had arranged for the Seattle Construction and Drydock Company to build them. A price of $818,000 had been agreed upon and Chile had paid $714,000 but the remainder was in arrears. MORE_____

    The Government of Canada Has done a exceptional documenting the history To view a little different view of the Canadian Submarines please follow this link.
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    And now while we are on the subject of history, what's a Shovel doing as part of a Submarine. Maybe when they're stuck on a reef they send someone out too dig them out. You want the real story!!  Read more______

    The Dolphin Code 

    The Dolphin Code was a method of encrypted communications designed to enable submarines, submariners, ship captains, helicopter pilots, anti-submarine aircraft to speak to each other in areas of submarine operations or in many cases, social and domestic activities surrounding people of "The Trade".

    Everything we do starts with strategy. To achieve this, we ingrain ourselves in our Associations, getting to what really matters by asking the tough questions. We then will strategically identify the right methods, tactics and ability's that will deliver on our objectives.

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