Soldiers will be walking the streets Tuesday and Wednesday 0
Maj. Jim Gash of 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment at Canadian Forces Base Kingston, stands in front of command tents set up for a two-week exercise by the unit. Michael Lea The Whig-Standard
SPRINGWATER TWP. — Soldiers from the Canadian Forces School of Electrical Mechanical Engineering at CFB Borden will conduct a training exercise in Elmvale Tuesday and Wednesday.
Approximately 30 soldiers will be walking the streets with maps and compasses, familiarizing themselves with the conduct of military operations in built-up areas.
Experience in recent overseas deployments highlight that conflicts are likely to take place in the streets of cities and towns, rather than in rural areas. Interaction with the public is encouraged as this presents a realistic element of a deployment.
The soldiers will not be armed and no live, blank or pyrotechnic ammunition will be used.