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DND/Canadian Forces ^ | 2007-08-24 | (media advisory)

Posted on 08/24/2007 8:40:34 PM PDT by Clive

Media Advisory

Not Only Van Doos

- August 24, 2007

Montreal, (Quebec). – To show respect to the majority of the military personnel currently deployed in Afghanistan, who work in collaboration, but are not part of the Royal 22e Regiment, we want to specify this fact and ask the media’s cooperation regarding the diffusion of complete and fair information.

Master Corporal Christian Duchesne belonged to the 5th Field Ambulance, part of the 4th Health Service Group.

The Joint Task Force – Afghanistan (JTF-Afg) Rotation 4 deployed in the summer of 2007 is comprised of approximately 2300 soldiers representing many different professions in the Canadian Forces. The majority of those troops come from over fifty different units and regiments in Canada. A third of them actually belong to the Royal 22e Regiment. Even if the core of these men and women come from Valcartier, many also come from other regions of Quebec and the rest of Canada.

For the complete list of regiments and units comprised in the JTF-Afg, you may consult the following website:

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Point of Contact :

Sub-Lieutenant Jean-Pierre Coulombe Public Affairs Officer Tel.: (514) 252-2777, ext. 4291 Pager: (514) 860-0076

TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
Here is the linked listing of units:


Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF AFG) Rotation 4, deployed in summer 2007, comprises nearly 2,500 CF members from all Army professions and the medical and legal branches of the Canadian Forces. The complexity of Canada’s commitment in Afghanistan requires that representatives from all CF occupations be involved. The in-depth knowledge that all CF members have of their respective fields contributes immensely to furthering the mission of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.

Although most of these men and women are from Valcartier, there are also many from other regions of Quebec, such as Outaouais, Rimouski, Trois Rivières, Montreal, Sherbrooke and the Saguenay, as well as from the rest of Canada (see list below).

Here is a list of the CF units participating in JTF AFG.

FROM QUEBEC (approximately 2,330 CF members)

Land Force Quebec Area – Joint Task Force (East)

· 4 Intelligence Company – Montreal
· Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) – Montreal

5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (Regular Force)

· 5e Régiment d’artillerie légère du Canada – Valcartier
· 12e Régiment blindé du Canada – Valcartier
· 5 Combat Engineer Regiment – Valcartier
· Headquarters and Signals Squadron – Valcartier
· 1 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment – Valcartier
· 2 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment – Valcartier
· 3 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment – Valcartier
· 5 Field Ambulance (support unit)

5 Area Support Group (Regular Force)
Web site: (Non-Official)

· 5 Canadian Service Battalion – Valcartier
- Transport and Movement Company
- Supply Company
- Maintenance Company
- Service Company
- Operations Centre
· Personnel Support Services – Valcartier, Montreal and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
· Signals Branch – Valcartier, Montreal and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
· Garrison Military Police Platoon – Valcartier
· Engineer Branch – Valcartier, Montreal and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
· Public Affairs – Valcartier
· Coopérative régionale de développement – Valcartier, Montreal and Saint Jean sur Richelieu

35 Canadian Brigade Group (Reserve Force)

· 12e Régiment blindé du Canada – Trois-Rivières
· 62 Field Artillery Regiment – Shawinigan
· 6 Field Artillery Regiment –Lévis
· 55 Canadian Service Battalion – Quebec City
· Fusiliers de Sherbrooke – Sherbrooke
· Fusiliers du Saint-Laurent – Rimouski, Matane, Rivière-du-Loup
· Régiment de la Chaudière – Lévis, Beauceville, Lac-Mégantic
· Régiment du Saguenay – Chicoutimi
· Voltigeurs de Québec – Quebec City
· Sherbrooke Hussars – Sherbrooke
· 10 Field Engineer Squadron – Quebec City

34 Canadian Brigade Group (Reserve Force)

· Fusiliers du Mont-Royal – Montreal
· Régiment de Hull – Hull
· Régiment de Maisonneuve – Montreal
· 34 Field Engineer Regiment – Westmount
· 4 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment – Laval
· 6 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment – Saint-Hyacinthe
· 51 Service Battalion – Montreal
· 2 Field Artillery Regiment – Montreal
· 9 Field Engineer Squadron – Rouyn-Noranda
· Royal Montreal Regiment – Montreal
· Canadian Grenadier Guards – Montreal
· Royal Canadian Hussars – Montreal
· Royal Highland Regiment of Canada (Black Watch) – Montreal

Communication Reserve (Reserve Force)

· 712 Communication Squadron – Montreal
· 713 Communication Regiment – Beauport
· 714 Communication Squadron – Sherbrooke

FROM OTHER PROVINCES (approximately 170 CF members)

(Regular Force)
· 1 Service Battalion – Halifax
· 1 Combat Engineer Regiment – Edmonton
· 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery – Shilo
· 119 Air Defence Battery – Gagetown
· 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron – Petawawa
· 2 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry – Edmonton
· 2 Service Battalion – Petawawa
· 210 Work Shop, Air Defence Artillery School – Gagetown
· 26 Service Battalion – North Bay
· 30 Military Police Company – Shearwater
· 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) – Gagetown
· The British Columbia Dragoons – Kelowna
· The King’s Own Calgary Regiment – Calgary
· The Ontario Regiment – Brampton

Communication Reserve (Reserve Force)

· 705 Communication Squadron – Hamilton
· 709 Communication Regiment – Toronto
· 734 Communication Squadron – Regina
· 749 Communication Squadron – Red Deer
· 772 Electronic Warfare Squadron – Kingston


· 2,200 Regular Force members
· 300 Reserve Force members (12%)
· 2,330 CF members from Quebec
· 170 CF members from other provinces (7%)

* Web Page updated on July 24, 2007

1 posted on 08/24/2007 8:40:34 PM PDT by Clive
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2 posted on 08/24/2007 8:46:40 PM PDT by Clive
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The media advisory refers to Master Corporal Christian Duchesne as being of the 5th Field Ambulance

The unit should more properly be referred to as 5e Ambulance de campagne.

The translation is correct but as a francophone unit it ought to be referred to by its French name.

3 posted on 08/24/2007 8:48:08 PM PDT by Clive
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So I shouldn't refer to the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada – Trois-Rivières as the " The 12th 'Blind of Canada' Regiment from Three Rivers"?
4 posted on 08/24/2007 9:55:57 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Of course, a fool, what with sheer fright and fine sentiments, is always safe.")
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"12e Régiment blindé" translates as "12th Armoured Regiment"

This regiment started out in 1862 as the Three Rivers Regiment. It was originally raised as a militia regiment. (A militia regiment is a reserve force regiment)

It went through several name changes. During WWII it was officially became the "12th Armoured (Three Rivers Regiment)". In 1968 it became "12e Régiment blindé du Canada" and its Trois-Rivières reserve force became "12e Régiment blindé du Canada (Milice)", both having the same military heritage.

Here are its battle honours:

The Great War: Amiens, Sibérie 1918-19

The Second World War: Débarquement en Sicile, Grammichele, Piazza Armerina, Valguarnera, Agira, Adrano, Vallée du Troina, Sicile 1943, Termoli, Le Ravin, Ortona, Cassino II, Ligne Gustav, Vallée du Liri, Ligne Hitler, Ligne Trasimene, Arezzo, L'Avance à Florence, Monte La Pieve, Monte Spaduro, Italie 1943-1945, Apeldoorn, Nord-Ouest de L'Europe 1945

5 posted on 08/25/2007 3:47:48 AM PDT by Clive
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6 posted on 08/27/2007 5:44:44 AM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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