|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.