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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

3rd RCR Off To Poland

MI-8 HIP transport helicopter flies over a line of soldiers from 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Mike company while taking part in a multi-national fire power demonstration with the Polish 6th Airborne Brigade and American 173rd Airborne Brigade during Operation REASSURANCE on July 17, 2014 in Eastern Europe. Photo: Cpl Mark Schombs, 4 Cdn Division, Petawawa PA2014-0144-15
A MI-8 helicopter flies over CAF members and the 6th Polish Airborne and
the 173rd American Airborne in joint training in July 2014.
Photo: CF Combat Camera, Cpl Mark Schombs. 

Some 125 members of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment left Petawawa on Monday for Poland.

The soldiers are headed to Poland as part of Operation REASSURANCE, where they will spend the next three months on a training mission with other NATO nations, including the Polish military. The training will focus on inter-operations between forces.

This is the second deployment to Eastern Europe under Op. REASSURANCE. Members from Petawawa deployed last year as well, under the NATO training plan.