Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 21, 2016 15:24 ET

Public Service Announcement: Troops From Valcartier to Land on Ile d'Orleans

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - On June 22 and 23, 2016, residents of Berthier-sur-Mer and Île d'Orléans may notice military activity in the air, on the ground, and on the water. As part of Exercise CASTOR AMPHIBIE, 150 Canadian Armed Forces members, most of them from 2 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment (2 R22eR), will take part in training on evacuation of non-combatant civilian personnel.

In the afternoon of June 22, ten soldiers playing the roles of Canadian nationals will move toward the beaches at Camp Saint-François and at 636 Rue Argentenay on Île d'Orléans. At the end of the day, reconnaissance teams will be deployed by helicopter to secure the two beaches for the next day's landing.

On June 23, supported by 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, and members of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Radisson, the soldiers from 2 R22eR will begin travelling by boat and helicopter from the marina at Berthier-sur-Mer in two groups towards the beaches secured the evening before by the reconnaissance team.

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