February 21, 2017 17:58 ET
VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) -
Nearly 300 soldiers mostly from 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, are in the Shawinigan area to conduct an exercise from February 19 to 23, 2017. In addition to dealing with the various physical, psychological and logistical challenges of the cold climate, these infantrymen will practice various maneuvers in order to allow them to retain their abilities to operate on all types of terrain.
"Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE aims to expose the members of the 2nd Battalion to the challenges posed by maneuvers carried out in a winter climate in unfamiliar places. The Exercise also allows us to apply our tactics in complex terrain. I thank the citizens of the region for their warm welcome and invite them to come and meet the soldiers throughout the exercise, and more specifically, on February 22nd in the beginning of the afternoon at the Grandes-Piles Community Center."
Lieutenant-Colonel Philippe Bourque, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, and of the Citadelle of Québec
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Captain Mathieu DufourPublic Affairs Officer,5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group418-844-5000, ext. 4688 (weekdays)firstname.lastname@example.org (any time)
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