Canadian Army Training On Area Roads

Thursday March 10th, 2022

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Army Reserve soldiers, exercise their skills during an Armored Recce Troop Leader Course, in the training area, of 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown, Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada on 31 July 2019. Image by: Pte Vaillancourt Gagne

Canadian Army Reserve personnel from 31 Canadian Brigade Group will conduct mounted reconnaissance driver training in the South West of Essex County in Harrow and Kingsville, and the London area between March 10th and 13th 2022.

All activities will occur throughout the day and night on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Members of the public may see military vehicles on Highways 401 and 3, and throughout Windsor, and surrounding areas including LaSalle, Harrow, Kingsville and Essex County south of Highway 401. There will also be military vehicles on Highway14, 16, 24, and surrounding areas including Thorndale, Ilderton, Lucan, Parkhilll, Strathroy, and Mount Bridges.

Participating soldiers may be seen with unloaded weapons, as no ammunition of any kind will be present. Participants will remaining within their vehicles, except for any required maintenance and resupply.

This training is being conducted in order to maintain and further develop the skills of Canadian Army Reserve soldiers in Armoured Reconnaissance operations, and to practice discipline, safety and effectiveness while operating specific vehicle platforms within local areas.

All measures are being taken to ensure minimum inconvenience to those in the area, although certain areas may be inaccessible during the exercise dates. Members of the public are asked to take extra caution when approaching military vehicles and are thanked in advance for their understanding and co-operation.

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