Commander of Royal Canadian Navy Visits Combined Maritime Forces

On 2nd April 2017, the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Vice Admiral Lloyd, visited the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Headquarters and U.S. Fifth Fleet in Bahrain as part of an official visit prior to Canada handing over command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 on 13th April 2017. Discussion focused on operations in the Gulf region and the current involvement of the Royal Canadian Navy with CMF and CTF150.

20170404-VADM Llyod visits CMFImage (L to R): Cdre Edmundson (CCTF150), Cdre Warrender (DCCMF), VADM Lloyd (CRCN), RADM Black (DCOM), and RADM Marotta (VCOM).

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) is a multi-national naval partnership, which exists to promote security, stability and prosperity across approximately 3.2 million square miles of international waters, which encompass some of the world’s most important shipping lanes.

CMF’s main focus areas are defeating terrorism, preventing piracy, encouraging regional cooperation, and promoting a safe maritime environment.