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Soldiers from 3rd Battalion of the Royal 22nd Regiment of Canada form the basis of Canada's next rotation of 2,500 troops to deploy to Afghanistan this summer. These soldiers are training on Base Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, May 3, 2007.

WAINWRIGHT, Alberta -- 2,500 soldiers are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan following intensive training at Base Wainwright.

The soldiers, who come primarily from Base Valcartier, Quebec, participated in complex military manoeuvres during Exercise Maple Guardian held in May. The exercise focused on individual and collective training for the Joint Task Force that is scheduled to relieve troops whose tour in Afghanistan ends this summer.

The soldiers will be tasked to aid Afghan authorities in restoring the security and stability within Afghanistan, a nation on the verge of recovering from decades of warfare and strife. According to Joint Task Force Commander, Brigadier-General Guy Laroche.

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Date Taken:06.08.2007

Date Posted:06.08.2007 13:00


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