Master Seaman Curtis Ancil Chambers, CD

Sailor Profile / November 26, 2018

Master Seaman Curtis Ancil Chambers is one of six exceptional sailors from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) who were recognized along with members of the Canadian Coast Guard on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 20, 2018, during Navy and Coast Guard Day.

MS Chambers was raised in a Navy family in Cow Bay, NS. He enjoyed an active childhood participating in numerous sports including hockey and soccer. After graduating High School with his French Immersion certificate, he attended Dalhousie University to study Commerce. MS Chambers enrolled in the CAF in Halifax in January 2006 as a Naval Electronics Technician.

After recruit training in CFLRS St-Jean, he was posted to Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School (CFNES) Halifax then onto CFNES Det. St. John's where he would complete the Naval Combat Systems Technician Training Program (NCSTTP) in 2009.

He was then posted to HMCS Fredericton where he deployed as part of Operation SAIPH off the coast of Africa conducting anti-piracy. After completing his QL5 at Naval Fleet School Atlantic, he was posted to HMCS Montreal as a Radar Maintainer. After his promotion to MS in 2013, MS Chambers was posted to CFNES as a Radar Instructor. During his time there he was awarded the 2014 RCN Male Athlete of the Year for his participation in various Regional and National level sports including Ice Hockey, Ball Hockey, and Badminton. During his Primary Leadership Qualification course in 2015, he was awarded the Commandant's Shield as top candidate.

He was posted to his current position onboard HMCS St. John’s in June 2017 where he provided assistance as part of Operation RENAISSANCE for hurricane relief in the Caribbean Sea.  Earlier this year, MS Chambers participated in both multi-national Operations REASSURANCE and SEA GUARDIAN as part of Standing NATO Maritime Groups 1 & 2 in the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas. One of his highlights onboard St. John's was his participation in the Run the Rock charitable fundraising for the NL Children's Wish Foundation. He currently resides in Eastern Passage, NS with his wife Linda and their 4 children: Caiden, Callie, Clara and Charlotte. In his spare time he enjoys coaching various levels of hockey and officiating in numerous leagues.