Canadian soldiers welcomed to Poland
March 26, 2015
Since their arrival in May 2014, Canadian Armed Forces members have been involved in a number of partnership engagements with our European allies in collective training exercises in Poland, Germany, Lithuania and Latvia.
Attendees for the ceremony included: Her Excellency Alexandra Bugailiskis, the Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Poland; Zbigniew Ptak, the mayor of Drawsko Pomorskie; Michal Hypki, the mayor of Kalisz Pomorskie; Colonel Daniel Geleyn, the Canadian Defence Attaché to Poland; and Colonel Stanislaw Kaczyński, Commanding Officer of Poland’s 25th Air Cavalry Brigade.
- Approximately 200 soldiers predominately from November Company of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, are headquartered in Glebokie Training Area, situated in the area of Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.
- The Central and Eastern Europe exercises enhance Canada’s operational readiness and interoperability with our allies and security partners, as well as strengthen their collective capability to respond in a timely and effective manner to a variety of operational contingencies in Europe and around the world.