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    Members of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Petawawa, erect a tent during Operation Element on 21 August 2017 at Nav Canada Centre in Cornwall Ontario. (Photo by: Cpl Veldman, Garrison Imaging Petawawa)

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    A view of the tent city build during Operation Element. (Photo by: Cpl Veldman, Garrison Imaging Petawawa)

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    Members of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Petawawa, erect a tent together during Operation Element. (Photo by: Cpl Veldman, Garrison Imaging Petawawa)

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    Operation Element is the Canadian Armed Forces effort in support of civilian authorities, during the Asylum Seeker influx in 2017. Taken at the Nav Canada Centre in Cornwall Ontario. (Photo by: Cpl Veldman, Garrison Imaging Petawawa)

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    Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Lieutenant Colonel Auld speaks to his troops at the end of the day. (Photo by: Cpl Veldman, Garrison Imaging Petawawa)

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    Staff from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada speak with Asylum Seekers during Operation Element in Cornwall Ontario on 21 August 2017. (Photo by: Cpl Veldman, Garrison Imaging Petawawa)

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    Operation Element is the Canadian Armed Forces effort in support of civilian authorities, during the Asylum Seeker influx in 2017. Taken at the Nav Canada Center in Cornwall Ontario. (Photo by: Cpl Veldman, Garrison Imaging Petawawa)


 

 


Royal Canadian Dragoons assist with Op ELEMENT

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Posted on Thursday August 31, 2017


The Canadian Armed Forces launched Operation ELEMENT on August 9, 2017, supporting federal and civilian authorities in managing asylum seekers at the Canadian border. Under this operation, the CAF sent about 100 personnel to St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, and over 75 troops, most from The Royal Canadian Dragoons based at Garrison Petawawa, to Cornwall, Ontario. There they assisted with the setting up of interim lodging sites to provide short-term shelter consisting of modular tent shelters with lighting and heating.