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Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary or CCGA (French: Garde cotiere auxiliaire canadienne or GCAC) is a Canada-wide volunteer marine association dedicated to marine search and rescue (SAR) and the promotion of boating safety, through association with the Canadian Coast Guard under the auspices of Canada's National Search and Rescue Program.Coastal lifesaving stations manned by volunteers pre-dates Canadian Confederation (1867). The country's first motorized lifeboat, also operated by volunteers, was put into service in Canada in 1907 at Bamfield, British Columbia. Formal responsibility for organizing and overseeing search and rescue in Canada was given to the Minister of National Defence in 1951 and was largely exercised by the Royal Canadian Air Force which organized rescue co-ordination centres (RCCs) to manage RCAF SAR response activities.