Due to a shortfall in the number of sleeping bags and rucksacks, a Canadian Forces General Order (CANFORGEN) was sent out on May 28, telling soldiers to return their gear so that it may be re-distributed to those who need it most. “We feel this is an effective and efficient approach because there are enough in...Read more
Canadian Forces Combat Camera has been taking photos since the 1990’s. At a moment’s notice, the 14 photographers currently on staff are deployed anywhere around the world to capture images to add to the vast archive of photos. “Photographers are deployed around the world and on exercises and operations who bring back footage that we share...Read more
As wildfires ripped through Manitoba last week, the Canadian Red Cross lead the rescue effort from two First Nations communities. More than 1,000 people were flown to safety with the Red Cross receiving additional support from the Canadian Armed Forces. On May 23, the CAF started preparing for their part in the rescue efforts.
Currently, the Canadian Armed Forces have deployed over 340 service men and women to support the Province of British Columbia’s flood relief efforts. Many of the service members have been sent from 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade in Edmonton. They’ve been stationed in Vernon, BC, while they focus their efforts on the Okanagan area. On May...Read more
On May 9, 2018, during their small boat training near Charlottetown Harbour, the Naval Reserve Division sailors from HMCS Queen Charlotte responded to a vessel in distress. Around 8:05 p.m., the sailors managed to save 15 people from a sinking boat. “We’re very proud, the sailors are also very proud of themselves, as well they should...Read more