British Army conducts live-fire training exercise at CFB Suffield

Media Advisory / May 10, 2017

Ralston, Alberta – May 3, 2017

The British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) is hosting a media event at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield during Exercise PRAIRIE STORM 1, one of the most complex live-fire army training exercises within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

What: The media are invited to attend to observe a large-scale live fire exercise and interview British Army spokespersons in the training environment.  The live fire will involve heavy armoured vehicles such as tanks, artillery and infantry fighting vehicles.  This is crucial training to the British troops who will deploy later this year on operations abroad.

When: Friday, May 19, 2017, please arrive at CFB Suffield by 10 a.m.  You will be given a series of safety briefs upon arrival at the base.

Who:

  • Colonel Marcus Evans, Commander, BATUS
  • Major Pete Perowne, Chief of Staff, BATUS
  • Major Alex Mills, Senior Operations Officer, BATUS

Where: CFB Suffield can be located here on Google Maps.

Notes to editor / news director: 

Members of the media must RSVP by noon on Wednesday, May 17th, to be granted access to the secured military base. In an email, please include the name(s) and title(s) of those attending, including vehicle information (make, model, colour and license plate number).

For more information, please contact:

Lieutenant (Navy) Tony Wright, Public Affairs Officer,
3rd Canadian Support Group Edmonton,
Office: 780-973-4011 ext 8018
Anthony.Wright@forces.gc.ca

Natalie Finnemore, Public Affairs Officer,
CFB Suffield,
Office: 403-544-4405,
Cell: 403-594-1683,
Natalie.Finnemore@forces.gc.ca

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