VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to attend the return of a platoon of some thirty Valcartier personnel from Haiti on Tuesday.
As part of a Brazilian battalion on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), soldiers from 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, have helped to promote security and stability in Haiti since June. Under Operation HAMLET, they have, for example, conducted patrols, provided security at checkpoints, escorted convoys and secured various places and roads.
|When:||Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. (time when military families arrive at the Base)|
|Where:||Valcartier Garrison, Main Gate|
|What:|| Return of Valcartier personnel from Haiti
and reunion with their loved ones
Notes to editor/news director:
Media will be met at the main gate, Valcartier Garrison, at 3:50 p.m. From there, journalists will be escorted to the muster area, where they will be able to talk with the military families until the buses carrying the soldiers from the airport arrives at about 4:45 p.m. All interviews with the Op HAMLET troops will take place at Valcartier Base.
An updated telephone message to inform media of any change in the arrival time can be heard at 418 844-5000, extension 4688. Media who wish to attend the reunion are requested to contact Public Affairs.
For more information on MINUSTAH or Operation HAMLET, go to:
www.un.org/fr/peacekeeping/missions/minustah or http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-etranger-actuelles/op-hamlet.page.
SOURCE: National Defence
For further information:
Contact: Captain Mathieu Dufour, 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Public Affairs Officer, at 418 844-5000, extension 4688, or at