VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Sept. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Around one hundred CF
members from Valcartier will be participating in radiocommunication exercises
in the Chicoutimi, Jonquière and La Baie areas and in the municipality of
Saint-Fulgence from September 16 to 21, 2007.
The soldiers, who are members of the Headquarters and Signals Squadron
(HQ and Sig Sqn), will be equipped with approximately 50 specialized vehicles
and will set up their mobile communication system in the above-listed areas.
They will then undertake to quickly and efficiently establish a
radiocommunication network in an urban area.
This off-garrison exercise is an added challenge for the soldiers, who
will be able to improve their techniques and update their procedures. They
will not use any weapons or ammunition in the course of their work.
Halfway through the exercise, on September 19, 2007, troops will meet
with the media at 2578 Chemin de la Réserve in Jonquière (Régiment du Saguenay
building) from 9 am to 1 pm. Journalists who are interested in attending are
asked to contact Lieutenant Alexandre Zambon at one of the numbers provided
Signals personnel from HQ and Sig Sqn, an integral unit of
Valcartier-based 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, have the mission of
ensuring that information is transmitted between commanders and troops in
For further information:
For further information: Lieutenant Alexandre Zambon, Troop Commander,
HQ and Sig Sqn, (418) 844-5000, ext 3400 (Quebec Region), Cellular: (418)
590-5468 (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Region)