HMCS Queen Charlotte gets new commander

Published on July 18, 2014

Leading Seaman Deanna Morton of HMCS Queen Charlotte rings a bell for each Canadian navy ship lost during the Battle of the Atlantic. The annual commemoration ceremony, held the first Sunday of May, was conducted at the wharf in North Rustico this year. Guardian photo by Nigel Armstrong

Lt.-Cmdr. Allan Dale has taken over command of HMCS Queen Charlotte.

The change of command took place on Thursday although a more formal ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the unit on Water Street in Charlottetown.

Dale has assumed command from Lt.-Cmdr. Peter Gallant.

The unit has had five previous commanding officers. This will be Dale's second tour as commanding officer of HMCS Queen Charlotte.

He was commanding officer of the unit from 2002-06.