Sunday, July 21, 2024

Army training happening this weekend in Prince Edward County

Photo submitted by the Canadian Army

Prince Edward County residents may see the Canadian Army out training in the area this weekend.

The army issued a public service announcement (PSA) stating that members from The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment will conduct infantry training near Ameliasburgh March 22-24. The training will be conducted on private property under an official Land Use Agreement.

No weapons or ammunition will be present, the PSA says.

Canadian Army members will be in uniform, and there will be an increase in military traffic on local roads and highways.

This initiative is “practice for later activities at Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) bases and ranges and allows the unit and personnel to confirm their skills locally before further training at approved facilities,” the PSA states. “It supports year-round readiness and prepares local Army Reserve members to support CAF missions at home and around the world.”

All Canadian Army Reserve members train regularly to maintain and further develop their skills in safe and effective operations, and to test discipline, safety, and effectiveness.

The Army says all measures are being taken to ensure minimum inconvenience in these areas during the exercise dates.

Members of the public are asked to take extra caution when approaching military vehicles and are thanked in advance for their understanding and co-operation. 

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