Canadian Army Reserve training to take place on Kingston area highways

Travellers should expect to see military vehicles like these ones on area highways this weekend. Photo via Department of National Defense.

This weekend, Canadian Army Reserve personnel from 31 Services Battalion, Windsor Support Company, will be conducting training in the Trenton, Quinte, Peterborough, Kingston, and Prince Edward County areas.

From November 18 to 20, 2022, activities including convoy drills will take place on planned routes between Windsor, Ontario, Highway 401, and the designated areas. According to a release from the Canadian Forces, activities will include Administrative Convoy training on a planned, return highway route transiting Windsor, London, Toronto, Peterborough, and Belleville.

“This regular, scheduled training keeps our Combat Service Support personnel and units ready to respond to missions in Canada — like floods and wildfires — and support international stability operations,” the Canadian Forces said in the release. “Participating personnel will remain within their vehicles, as dismounted drills are not planned, except for maintenance purposes.”

Convoys similar this one will be conducting training in the area this weekend. Photo via Department of National Defense.

According to the release, the public may see military vehicles on the following major roads and highways:

  • Hwy 401;
  • Hwy 7;
  • ON Hwy 2;
  • ON Hwy 62;
  • Prince Edward County Roads 19, 3 & 33;
  • Northumberland County Road 11; and
  • Stirling County Road 14.

This important training is being conducted to keep Canadian Army Reserve members’ skills current in convoy drills, unit discipline, and on the safe and effective operation of specific vehicle platforms, according to Canadian Forces, who noted that all of the soldiers participating will be practicing enhanced Force Health Protection Measures based on, and in addition to, Public Health guidelines.

“All measures are being taken to ensure minimum inconvenience in these areas during the exercise dates. Members of the public are asked to take extra caution when approaching military vehicles, and are thanked in advance for their understanding and co-operation.”

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