Canadian Armed Forces Participate in Joint Multinational NATO Exercise
More than 900 Canadian sailors, airmen and airwomen of the Canadian Armed Forces participated in Exercise Joint Warrior, a joint multinational NATO exercise which took place in the United Kingdom from April 15 to 25. Exercise Joint Warrior is the largest military tactical exercise in Europe, and is designed to prepare NATO military forces to work together in a variety of missions from providing humanitarian aid to full-combat operations.
"Exercise Joint Warrior sets the stage for a broad range of evolving crisis and conflict scenarios that could be realistically experienced by our sailors and aircrew in future operations," said Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, Commander Royal Canadian Navy. "These joint exercises allow participating NATO forces to become familiar with each other's personnel and platforms, which will pay future dividends as we continue to develop mutual trust and confidence in each other's operational capabilities."
HMCS Preserver arrives in Scotland ahead of Exercise Joint Warrior.
Tug Oxcar leads the way.