Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 04, 2016 11:55 ET

Media Advisory: A First Group of Soldiers from Operation UNIFIER Return From Ukraine

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 4, 2016) - Media representatives are invited to attend the return of approximately sixty soldiers from Valcartier on Friday, following their participation in the first rotation of Operation (OP) UNIFIER.

When: Friday, August 5, 2016, at 6:10 p.m. (arrival of aircraft)
Where: International Flights Terminal at Jean Lesage International Airport
in Quebec City
What: Welcome of troops in the presence of friends and family (photo opportunity)

These soldiers have spent almost seven months developing the knowledge and skills of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, particularly with respect to work in small teams, combat first aid and explosive ordnance disposal. This group is part of a contingent totalling nearly two hundred soldiers. Remaining members will return home on board a second flight in a few days.

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It is strongly suggested to media representatives wishing to cover this event to inform of any delay of the Royal Canadian Air Force Aircraft number 3171 by visiting the website of the Airport at

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