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Canadian Army combat divers take the plunge with allies in Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016

February 5, 2016

OTTAWA — The Canadian Army is hosting five countries on Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016, running from January 31 to March 1 in the vicinity of Comox Lake, British Columbia.

The goal of the exercise is to prepare Army dive teams to conduct diving tasks in support of deployment operations at the direction of the Government of Canada. Soldiers from Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States are also participating in the Canadian Army’s annual combat diving collective training event.

Quick Facts

  • Ex ROGUISH BUOY prepares combat dive teams for engineer reconnaissance tasks and other tactical operations.
  • The exercise ensures that Canadian Army combat divers’ skills are current and that they are able to work with other NATO combat divers.
  • Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016 fosters important international partnerships and facilitates the type of technical learning that makes the Canadian Army ready for any situation.
  • Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016 is the last leg of a three-exercise effort designed to build on the successes of Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2014 and 2015. These two previous exercises saw Canadian and international teams improve underwater demolitions and hydraulic/thermal breaching strategies, and practise ice diving search and recovery operations.
  • The event is organized by the Army Dive Centre located at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Quotes

“Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016 is a challenging exercise demonstrating the excellent underwater capabilities of Canada and our allies. Hosting such exercises ensures we are well prepared for a wide range of situations below the surface.”

Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence

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Contacts

Captain Ian McIntyre
Public Affairs Officer
Combat Training Centre
Telephone: 506-260-3640
Email: Ian.McIntyre@forces.gc.ca

Media inquiries

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Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2015

Sergeant Mathieu Torah, a combat diver with the French Armed Forces, helps Corporal Pierre-Luc Auger from 5e Régiment de génie de combat out of the water following an ice dive in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on February 19, 2015 during Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2015.

This year, Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016 runs from January 31 until March 1, 2016 in the vicinity of Comox Lake, British Columbia.  The goal of this international exercise is to prepare Army dive teams to conduct diving tasks in support of operations at the direction of the Government of Canada.

Photo: Cpl Genevieve Lapointe, Valcartier Imaging Section
VL04-2015-0014-001


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