Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

August 26, 2005 16:58 ET

Media Advisory-National Defence: Increased Military Vehicle Movement In Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 26, 2005) - Approximately 800 Canadian Forces Army vehicles will take to the highways around 27 August to 2 September 2005.

After a successful training exercise called Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN 2005 (20-28 August), 3200 soldiers will return to their bases and units having gone through a gruelling eight days of military training at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa.

The soldiers have completed tasks like airmobile assaults, raids, artillery live-fire, armoured reconnaissance, and engineer demolitions. In the next year, approximately 200 of these Reservists will participate in a mission to Afghanistan.

The vehicles of those who are returning home from this exercise will carry personnel, fuel, and an assortment of military equipment. These convoys may travel at speeds that are often less than the posted maximum. The public is reminded to take extra care when passing military convoys as these vehicles may tow trailers or other equipment.

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