The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) conducted its first flight under Operation Frequence, providing airlift support to France’s operations in Africa earlier this week.
On November 20, 2016, an RCAF Force CC-177 Globemaster III strategic airlifter transported personnel and equipment from France to West Africa and the Sahel region, which is located south of the Sahara Desert.
|An RCAF CC-177 Globemaster (CAF File Photo)|
“The [Canadian Armed Forces] airlift contribution to operations in West Africa and the Sahel region demonstrates our readiness in bringing valuable capabilities in support to regional and international security and stability,” said Lieutenant-General Stephen Bowes, the commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command.
According to the RCAF, flights will continue on a periodic basis until the end of March 2017.