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Raphael Liakas when he attevas sonended Socrates



As published in  THE MAPLE LEAF on November 1/1 11:

Greece is the word for SNMG 1 sailor – Sub-Lieutenant Raphael Liakas, was born and raised in Montréal. His parents were born in Greece, but moved to Canada at a young age. SLt Liakas grew up in a large Greek community. And attended Socrates Elementary School, where his lessons were conducted in three languages: English, French and Greek.

During HMCS Iroquois’ recent visit to Souda Bay, on the island of Crete, he provided translation services to the ship. Shortly after arriving, he was interviewed by local media.

Based in Halifax, SLt Liakas supports the Halifax Greek Community by helping to organize activities such as Greekfest.He is also a member of a Greek dance group.Both of his grandparents served with the Greek military during the Second World War.

Iroquois is Canada’s representative ship in the Standing NATO Maritime Forces Group 1. She is also hosting the group’s Canadian commander, Commodore Denis Rouleau.

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