Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 08, 2016 11:52 ET

Media Advisory: Remaining Members of Operation UNIFIER Contingent Returning From Ukraine

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 8, 2016) - Media representative are invited to attend the homecoming of a second, final group of approximately 100 soldiers this Wednesday as they return from the first rotation of Operation (Op) UNIFIER.

When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 7:30 pm (scheduled time of aircraft arrival)
Where: International Flights Terminal at Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City
What: Access to the outgoing commander of Joint Task Force - Ukraine, Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Arsenault, and the members of his command team

Most of the soldiers are from the Quebec City area and have spent almost seven months helping the Ukrainian Armed Forces develop knowledge and skills, with a specific focus on small-team training, combat first aid and explosive ordnance disposal. The first large group of soldiers returned home on August 5, 2016, and this second important flight marks the return of the rest of the contingent, which saw approximately 200 soldiers participating in the first rotation of Op UNIFIER.

Related links

- Information on Op UNIFIER: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad/op-unifier.page

- Photos of Op UNIFIER: www.forcesimages.ca/default.aspx?aid=5087

Notes to editor / news director

Media representatives who would like to cover this activity are strongly encouraged to make sure that Royal Canadian Air Force flight 3141 is on time by checking the airport website at www.aeroportdequebec.com/vols/horaire-des-vols-du-jour-arrivees.

Contact Information

  • Second Lieutenant Dominique tremblay
    Assistant to the Public Affairs Officer
    5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
    418-844-5000, ext 4747
    dominique.tremblay4@forces.gc.ca