2 Wing take part of Op Re­nais­sance

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - LE MOT DU COMMANDANT -

Fol­lo­wing close coordination bet­ween the Go­vern­ment of Ca­na­da and 1 Ca­na­dian Air Di­vi­sion, 2 Wing de­ployed 14 mem­bers on short no­tice - less than 12 hours in the Ca­rib­bean as part of Ope­ra­tion Re­nais­sance in sup­port of re­lief ef­forts fol­lo­wing the pas­sage of hur­ri­canes Ma­ria and Ir­ma.

These Ca­te­go­ry 5 storms crea­ted a huge need for hu­ma­ni­ta­rian as­sis­tance to which the Ca­na­dian Ar­med Forces re­spon­ded by sen­ding a CP- 140 Au­ro­ra, two CC130J Her­cules and a CH- 124 Sea King he­li­cop­ter aboard the Ca­na­dian fri­gate HMCS St John's. Ba­sed in Brid­ge­town, Bar­ba­dos, 2 Wing per­son­nel set the stage for the ar­ri­val of the air­craft. . The mis­sion di­rect­ly af­fec­ted the lives of thou­sands of people in dis­tress in se­ve­ral Ca­rib­bean coun­tries in­clu­ding Do­mi­ni­ca, Saint Lu­cia and the Turks and Cai­cos Is­lands.

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