Military training to take place in Prince Edward County

Members of the Governor Generals Foot Guards conduct a section attack during EX NORTH STAR CLAYMORE 1 at the Canadian Forces Base Petawawa Training Area in Petawawa, Ontario on October 29th, 2022. Photo by S1 Callum Rutherford, AETE Aerial Imagery Section, 4 Wing Cold Lake.

The Department of National Defence (DND) has issued a public service announcement ahead of Canadian Army infantry training, which will take place in Prince Edward County.

This weekend, November 25 and 26, the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment will conduct infantry training near Ameliasburgh, Ontario, on private property under an official Land Use Agreement, according to the announcement.

The DND stated that blank ammunition will be used for this training, but there will be no live munitions of any kind present.

“This training is practice for later activities at Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) bases and ranges,” the DND said, “and allows the unit and personnel to confirm their skills locally before firing live ammunition at approved training facilities.”

According to the statement, members of the public may see Canadian Army members in uniform with their service weapons and military vehicles on local roads and highways. This important exercise supports year-round readiness training and prepares local Army Reserve members to support CAF missions around the world, the DND noted.

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

“All measures are being taken to ensure minimum inconvenience in these areas during the exercise dates, and members of the public are asked to take extra caution when approaching military vehicles and are thanked in advance for their understanding and cooperation.”

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