Canadian Army headed to mission in Africa ‘very soon’: top general

OTTAWA — The Canadian Army will soon head to a mission in Africa but the military is keeping quiet where and when troops will go.

“The army’s been preparing for the future, preparing for a wide range of future tasks,” Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of the defence staff, told soldiers Thursday on Parliament Hill at a change-of-command ceremony for the army.


  • HalcyonDaze

    And here we go again. Given that this mission will likely be under the auspices of that den of iniquity called the United Nations, maybe Mr. Selfie could have Romeo Dallaire give the orientation briefing and explain the many positives of having no chain of command, no support and no inkling of what it’s like to deal with the peace loving, tribal centric, civilised people of the Dark Continent..

  • tom_billesley

    I can only think of two scenarios: first that it’s an emergency action in which case it shouldn’t have leaked, and second that it’s not an emergency action in which case it shouldn’t happen.

    • It’s not an emergency action it’s just Africa.

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    • k2

      Is that by any chance a (color-added later) photo of WIlfred Owen? Sure looks like him, anyway….

      • mauser 98

        no… this one has the crazed pooftafied moron look

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  • k2

    “The entire Canadian army, almost 100 soldiers and support staff in total, will be put up at a Johannesburg hotel during operations and will rent military equipment from other nations’ militaries,” the report noted. “It is not known whether they will have to rent uniforms as well ….”

  • 945dad21

    Let us hope that we don’t get a re-run of a previous ‘peacekeeping’ mission in Africa – the Somalia Affair (1993) – which resulted in the Canadian Airborne Regiment being disbanded in disgrace..

    • andycanuck

      Don’t take the antimalarial drug they give you, guys.

  • BillyHW

    Why does Justin Trudeau want to kill little African children?

  • If this is UN run as the current PM is hopeful it is, it will be sending sheep to the slaughter.

  • Minicapt

    “Operation African Safari”, a live-fire exercise …