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Canadian Forces Host Civillians in Training Exercise

Meaford | by Ken Hashizume  

About a dozen business people experienced military training in Meaford.

Some civilians got to take part in military training exercises.

About a dozen business people from the Windsor area were at the 4th Canadian Forces Division Training Centre in Meaford on Saturday.

All of them employ one of the 2,000 Canadian Forces Reservists that are stationed at the 31 Canadian Brigade out of London, Ontario, and nearly 18,500 across Canada.

The visitors got to see the firing of weapons with live ammunition and other activities as part of a soldier's training.

Lieutenant-Colonel Bruce Mair of the 31 Canadian Brigade in London, Ontario was there to explain to the civilians how the training works both in combat and in the work field.

Mair says it is to give them a better understanding of what the reservists do.

He says they also explain the benefits of hiring a reservist.

Mair says the visitors got a first-hand experience of army life.

He says they were shown how soldiers are deployed, how missions are planned, and the transportation of ammunition and supplies to soldiers.


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