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
NOREX 15 is designed to test the mobility, sustainability and survivability of 4th Canadian Division’s Arctic Response Company Group augmented by the Immediate Response Unit, and is aimed at maintaining an Arctic response capability. The exercise will be conducted at the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre (CAFATC) in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, from March 20 to 30, 2015.
31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG), one of four brigades within 4th Canadian Division, will lead training for the soldiers, allowing them to develop their skills for cold weather operations. A platoon from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group from Garrison Petawawa will also be joining 31 CBG in this challenging training event.
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) needs to have a broad range of skills and abilities to operate in diverse and isolated conditions. Extreme cold weather skills are necessary in order to ensure the CAF’s ability to respond to northern needs and protect Canadian sovereignty in Canada’s North. This exercise will enable members of the Canadian Army, specifically soldiers of 4th Canadian Division, to hone and refine the skills needed for domestic operations in Canada’s Arctic.
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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