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Canadian Army Combat Engineers helping ‘bridge the gap’ in Ukraine

– Under the banner of Operation UNIFIER, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel have been sharing their expertise in the name of building capacity within the Security Forces of Ukraine since 2015.

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60 Seconds with Captain Rune Rossen, Operations Officer of the 1st Armoured Battalion, Jutland Dragoon Regiment, Royal Danish Army

– This is part of the 60 Seconds with… series, featuring Captain Rune Rossen, Operations Officer of the 1st Armoured Battalion, Jutland Dragoon Regiment, Royal Danish Army. He answered as many randomly drawn questions as he could in 60 seconds.

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First World War Nursing Sister Laura Gamble: ‘Tender hands, buoyant spirit’

– By Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs Ottawa, Ontario — When Canada remembers the First World War, Western Europe looms large: Vimy, Passchendaele, Flanders. However, Canadians made equally significant, if lesser-known, contributions in the Mediterranean region. Canada had no combat troops there but, in places like Greece, Malta and parts of Africa, Canadians served with great …

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Korean-Canadian officer proud to be part of Imjin Hockey Classic

– By Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs Ottawa, Ontario — Captain Han Choi was just a boy in his native South Korea when he first heard the story of the Battle of Kapyong. Taking place over two days in April of 1951, it saw a battalion of 700 Canadians mount a successful defence against a Chinese …

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Second World War Discovery Box deals with ‘difficult history’

– The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is bringing the Second World War to life for students across the country with a new “Discovery Box” of artifacts designed to stimulate discussion in the classroom.

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Ex-Combat Engineer applies Army skills to Parliament’s Centre Block rehabilitation

– A former Canadian Army (CA) member says the military experience was ideal preparation for his current work as a project manager on the rehabilitation of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block.

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Engaging with Canadians at the Canadian National Exhibition

– Every year, when the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) rolls into town, it is a signal to most Torontonians that the end of summer is fast approaching.  For the CAF, however, the start of the CNE marks the beginning of our largest outreach opportunity to engage with Canadians.  The CAF display at the CNE, a signature engagement event, is always a top draw for visitors to Canada’s largest annual fair.

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Uniform, camouflage and equipment modernization process marches on

– Some 600 soldiers at 4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa will soon be standing out as they help the Canadian Armed Forces test a new Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) to help select a replacement camouflage for the current iconic woodland and arid CADPAT patterns.

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Parliament Hill was 19th century military headquarters for Rideau Canal construction

– Although Parliament Hill may now bring to mind the Parliament Buildings, the Peace Tower, the Changing of the Guard ceremony and the Canada Day fireworks, it was once called Barrack Hill and was the headquarters for the construction of the Rideau Canal.

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Deployed to Latvia with hockey gear for cultural exchange events

– It was a hive of activity on a muggy Monday morning at the Kapyong Barracks on July 9, 2019 as about 130 soldiers began their six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, with hockey gear and fishing rods packed along with their usual soldier gear.

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