Public service announcement - Military manoeuvres in the Eastern Townships

    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Dec. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Almost 50 members of
1 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, will participate in a patrol exercise in the
municipality of Kingsbury, in the Eastern Townships, from December 2 to 7,
2007. The purpose of this exercise is to test the effectiveness of the
training given to candidates on the Canadian Forces basic military
reconnaissance course.
    Beginning on December 2, depending on the temperature, the battalion
members will travel in groups to Kingsbury by bus or helicopter. Once there,
they will establish a command post and a semi-permanent camp, which will be
used for the manoeuvres until December 7.
    During the exercise, the soldiers will move around mostly on foot, with
limited use of light vehicles and helicopters. Some scenarios require sporadic
use of blank ammunition and pyrotechnical materials.
    The basic military reconnaissance course is one of many taken by infantry
soldiers in training. Carrying out manoeuvres off-garrison adds a touch of
realism to the exercises, while facilitating contact with civilian residents
of the area.

For further information:

For further information: Warrant Officer Steve Scotto D'Anielo, In
charge of 1 R22eR's basic reconnaissance course, Cell phone: (418) 563-1552

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