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HMCS Regina - OP ARTEMIS / March 1, 2014

By Lt(N) Mark Fifield, Op ARTEMIS Roto 4 PAO

The weekends just became a little sweeter for HMCS Regina as the ship has now started Sundae Sundays during the ship’s overseas deployment for Operation ARTEMIS. Each Sunday evening, HMCS Regina’s Command Team will serve sundaes with all the fixings to the entire ship’s company from the steam line.

“Sundae Sundays provide a little taste of home for the ship’s company and it gives them something to look forward to every week,” said CPO1 Janet Graham-Smith, HMCS Regina’s Coxswain. “Sometimes it is small things that help make a huge difference in the ship’s morale during a long deployment such as Operation ARTEMIS.”

The importance of quality food services cannot be overstated in a Canadian warship at sea.  HMCS Regina’s galley produces a diverse menu which contains a selection of healthy choices as well as some “comfort food” help to keep sailors both healthy and happy, especially on a long deployment.

“Our cooks are doing a fantastic job of keeping everyone well fed and there is always delicious duff (desserts) available in all of the messes for those sailors who like to indulge their sweet tooth,” said LCdr Gordon Roy, HMCS Regina’s Executive Officer. “Well fed sailors are happy sailors and it is the least we can do considering how hard the crew has worked over these many months preparing for Op ARTEMIS.”