White­wa­ter ready for Ex. Walk­ing Dra­goon

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The res­i­dents of Ren­frew, Cob­den and Beach­burg, will see an in­crease in mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles and per­son­nel from The Royal Cana­dian Dra­goons (RCD), in and around these ar­eas from Oct. 12 to 16 as part of Ex­er­cise Walk­ing Dra­goon, an an­nual ar­moured re­con­nais­sance ex­er­cise. Dur­ing the ex­er­cise, res­i­dents may see an in­crease in mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles mov­ing along road­ways, as well as up to 130 per­son­nel from the Dra­goons con­duct­ing train­ing in the area with rif­fles, how­ever there will be no live fir­ing. In July, 2017, 2 Cana­dian Mech­a­nized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Petawawa as­sumed the man­tel of Canada’s High Readi­ness brigade, where it will spend the next year as the Gov­ern­ment of Canada’s go-to mil­i­tary for­ma­tion for any in­ter­na­tional or do­mes­tic mis­sions. RCD, an in­te­gral unit with 2 CMBG, uses ex­er­cises like this to main­tain high readi­ness skills in preparation for fu­ture op­er­a­tions. To limit dis­rup­tion to Ren­frew, Cob­den and Beach­burg res­i­dents, lead­er­ship from RCD have been in close com­mu­ni­ca­tion and co­or­di­na­tion with mu­nic­i­pal lead­ers and emer­gency ser­vices in the area. For more in­for­ma­tion on RCD please visit their Cana­dian Army web­site at www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/ royal-cana­dian-dra­goons/in­dex.page

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