National Defence - 32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters

National Defence - 32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters

April 26, 2007 16:10 ET

National Defence Public Service Announcement: Army Field Exercise in Meaford Area

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 26, 2007) - The Army Reserve from Central Ontario, called 32 Canadian Brigade Group, will be conducting a field exercise called IRON TALON I & II in the Meaford area over the weekends 27 to 29 April and 11 to 13 May.

Much of the exercise will occur on Base Meaford, although there will be some additional military traffic as units move from their local armouries to Meaford. As well, during the exercise there will be military traffic local to Meaford as soldiers rehearse convoy escort.

During the exercise, local Meaford residents can expect to see approximately 18 military trucks operating as far south as Scotch Mountain and as far west as Bothwell's Corner. In order to rehearse, troops will have rifles but these rifles will not have live ammunition.

The exercise will operate between the hours of 6am and 4pm on Saturday and 11pm Saturday to 9am Sunday on both exercise weekends.

32 Canadian Brigade Group is an infantry-heavy brigade with 2000 Regular and Reserve Force soldiers in 12 units based in Toronto, Aurora, Barrie, Brampton, Scarborough, Georgetown, Mississauga, Oakville and Owen Sound.

The main role of 32 Canadian Brigade Group is to produce well-trained Reserve soldiers to enhance Canada's combat capability for operations. As with all Reserve brigades and units, it trains part-time soldiers to serve as the basis of national mobilization; to augment the Regular Force for deployment on both international and domestic operations; and act as the military's link to the community.

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