In The Navy

Knowing absolutely nothing about what the Royal Canadian Navy does, the image that comes to mind is something like this…

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But it’s not all Arctic waters and icebergs; the Navy gets around—all the way around to the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone.

On a three-month diplomatic tour, the crews of HMCS Goose Bay and HMCS Moncton were invited to visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The invitation came with a request, “You wouldn’t happen to have any extra rope that you’re not using?”

As it happened, they did.

In consultation with the staff at the sanctuary, the Canadian crew refurbished the chimpanzee play area with old rigging from the HMCS Oriole out of Halifax.

(Cpl. Jaclyn Buell ©2022 DND-MDN Canada)

Due to Covid-19 restrictions only ten crew members could participate in what Cmdr. Daniel Rice calls, “a unique experience.”

(Cpl. Jaclyn Buell ©2022 DND-MDN Canada)

Making this mom and her little one very happy.

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