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PSA - Canadian Army training on area roads - March 10-13

submitted by National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces


Between March 10-13 2022, Canadian Army Reserve personnel from 31 Canadian Brigade Group will conduct mounted reconnaissance driver training in the South West of Essex County in Harrow and Kingsville, and the London area including Thorndale, and Parkhill. Activities will include single and patrol level movement on planned routes.


All activities will occur throughout the day and night on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Members of the public may see military vehicles on the following major highways: 401, Hwy 3 and throughout Windsor, and surrounding areas including LaSalle, Harrow, Kingsville and Essex County south of Hwy 401. There will also be military vehicles on Hwy 14, 16, 24, and surrounding areas including Thorndale, Ilderton, Lucan, Parkhilll, Strathroy, and Mount Bridges.


Participating soldiers may be seen with unloaded weapons, as no ammunition of any kind will be present. Participants will remaining within their vehicles, except for any required maintenance and resupply.


This important training is being conducted in order to maintain and further develop the skills of Canadian Army Reserve soldiers in Armoured Reconnaissance operations, and to practice discipline, safety and effectiveness while operating specific vehicle platforms within local areas.

All of the soldiers participating will be practicing enhanced Force Health Protection Measures based on, and in addition to Public Health guidelines, including wearing masks, extra sanitizing of equipment and hands, and physical distancing where possible.

All measures are being taken to ensure minimum inconvenience to those in the area, although certain areas may be inaccessible 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.