Ba­got­ville at work in Ro­ma­nia

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - NEWS -

Since the be­gin­ning of Au­gust, mi­li­ta­ry per­so­nal from 2 Wing Ba­got­ville and 3 Wing have been de­ployed to Mi­hail Ko­gal­ni­cea­nu Air Base in Ro­ma­nia to pre­pare the fa­ci­li­ties for ope­ra­tion Reas­su­rance, part of the NATO as­su­rance and de­ter­rence mea­sures.

At a change of res­pon­si­bi­li­ty ce­re­mo­ny held at Mi­hail Ko­gal­ni­cea­nu Air Base on Au­gust 29, 2018, the Bri­tish trans­fer­red the NATO man­date to Ca­na­dians in the pre­sence of the Com­man­der of the Ro­ma­nian Air Force, the Ge­ne­ral Pa­na. LCol Tim Woods, from 425 ETAC, took com­mand of the Ca­na­dian contin­gent.

As part of NATO's col­lec­tive de­fense, the Royal Ca­na­dian Air Force is some- times cal­led upon to en­sure the so­ve­rei­gn­ty of the airs­pace of cer­tain NATO mem­ber states that do not have an air force. This is the case in Ice­land for example. In the case of Ro­ma­nia, their air forces al­rea­dy pro­vide sur­veillance, which is why we are tal­king here about a rein­for­ce­ment mis­sion while five CF- 18s com­ple­ment the Ro­ma­nian squa­drons.

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