The 6th Hero Class was rolled out for painting today, the CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V.
The Vessel is Named after Corporal Mark Robert McLaren, M.M.V., of Peterborough, Ontario. Corporal McLaren was killed on December 5, 2008, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when his Canadian-Afghan patrol was ambushed. During the attack, Corporal McLaren crawled through enemy fire to aid his team’s seriously injured interpreter. He was awarded the Medal of Military Valour.
CCGS G. Peddle is tarped to protect her from overspray.