Sailors clip for charity

Maj Angela Orme will cut her curls.

Maj Angela Orme will cut her curls.


The Royal Canadian Navy crews of HMCS Calgary and Combined Task Force-150 on Operation Artemis have joined forces in support of the Calgary’s namesake charity, the Calgary Foothills Burn Unit.

Calgary and crew are presently operating in the Arabian Sea with the Royal Canadian Navy-led CTF-150. The two teams comprise Operation Artemis, which is Canada’s contribution to security in the Middle East. Through maritime security operations, regional engagements, and capacity building, CTF-150 and Calgary will work together to disrupt terrorist and criminal organizations’ use of the high seas to smuggle weapons, illicit cargo, and narcotics, which they use to directly fund their activities. Their maritime operations take place in a region that has access to some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. 

When the two teams aren’t busy busting smugglers on the Arabian high-seas, they will be auctioning off their beards, hair, and in the case of one submariner, a back-wax, in support of Calgary’s namesake charity.

Although they are far from home, the combined crews want to make someone’s day just a bit brighter back in Canada, even if it’s just to laugh at their new not-so navy fashions.

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