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Princess Anne will be undertaking a visit to Canada later this month and her engagements will all be military based, it is being reported. The visit will commence on the 22nd October and finish on the 25th October. - See more at: http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/princessanne/princess-anne-to-visit-canada-17137#sthash.2acZCb3o.dpuf

Exercise TRILLIUM RESPONSE 14 is the name for 4th Canadian Division/Joint Task Force Central’s field training exercise, aimed at exercising Defence of Canada operations during winter. The exercise will be conducted from February 15 to 25, 2014.

This is a 31 Canadian Brigade Group exercise that will provide challenging training to soldiers, allowing them to reacquire winter soldier skills. The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) needs to have a broad range of skills and abilities to operate in diverse conditions. For the past decade the Canadian Armed Forces have been focused on operations in Afghanistan.  Cold weather skill sets are necessary in order to ensure the CAF’s ability to protect Canadian sovereignty in the North.  This exercise will enable members of the Canadian Army, specifically soldiers of 31 Canadian Brigade Group, to reacquire and sharpen skills that will be useful across the spectrum of domestic operations in the North, including assisting other government departments.

Being able to operate in winter conditions within Canada is directly identified in the first of the six core missions within the Canada First Defence Strategy.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 21:58
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