Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 14, 2016 12:52 ET

Public Service Announcement: Road Movements Between Valcartier and Gagetown

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2016) -

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Close to 260 wheeled military vehicles of all types will set out from Valcartier, in the Québec City region, towards Gagetown Base, New Brunswick, between October 17 and November 1, 2016.

The military vehicles will set out from Valcartier at regular intervals so as not to impede the flow of traffic and travel east successively on Highway 573, 73 and 20. Convoys will then go south on Route 185 to Edmundston and on Highway 2 until they reach their destination (Gagetown).

In Gagetown, the vehicles will be used for the training of about 1,000 soldiers, mainly from 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, as well as 2nd and 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment.

At the end of the training period, the Valcartier-based troops will gradually return home using the same route in the opposite direction.

Road Movements Between Valcartier and Gagetown:

Dates Departure Times (at intervals) Number of Vehicles*
October 17 Between 5:00 am and 6:00 am (QC Time) 40
October 20 Between 5:00 am and 6:00 am (QC Time) 45
October 27 Between 5:00 am and 6:00 am (QC Time) 30
November 1 Between 3:00 am and 6:00 am (QC Time) 150

Road Movements Between Gagetown and Valcartier:

Dates Departure Times (at intervals) Number of Vehicles*
November 12 Between 5:00 am and 6:00 am (NB Time) 30
From November 29 to December 2 Between 4:00 am and 6:00 am (NB Time) 220

* Approximate numbers. A small number of vehicles will return to Valcartier at half exercise

Related links

- 2nd Canadian Division Support Base, Valcartier: www.armee.gc.ca/en/cfb-valcartier/index.page

- 5th Canadian Division Support Base, Gagetown: www.army.forces.gc.ca/en/5-cdsb-gagetown/index.page

- 12e Régiment blindé du Canada: www.army.forces.gc.ca/en/12-regiment-blinde-canada/valcartier.page

- 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment: www.army.forces.gc.ca/en/2-r22er/index.page

- 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment: www.army.forces.gc.ca/en/3-r22er/index.page

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