Navy Commander tells of battling pirates while delivering food aid in war-torn Somalia

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Photo: Master Corporal Kevin Paul

Donning body armor and anti-flash gear, Commander Chris Dickinson keeps his eyes peeled for pirates and insurgents as the HMCS Ville de Quebec escorts the Golina to Mogadishu, Somalia.

Canadian Navy Commanding Officer Chris Dickinson found himself plying East African waters on HMCS Ville de Québec just as piracy off the coast of Somalia reached epidemic proportions last summer.