YWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1147 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
Canada has announce it'll be sending about 700 troops mostly from Edmonton and 20 or so from Winnipeg. Can we expect some charter planes going overseas? If anyone has some info or knows when we'll se the planes please respond.
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1037 times:
They'll be sending them where?? Afghanistan?
If this is for peacekeeping in Afghanistan, then they'd probably be UN charters in which case, they could use any carrier, not necessarily Canadian ones.
Here (NZ) in the past, we've had aircraft from the Ukraine (IL86),Egypt (A300),USAF(C5A), Air Transat(L1011),Scandanavian(767) as well as a host of others to move our troops to various parts of the globe for UN peacekeeping operations.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4844 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1020 times:
They are not going as peacekeepers. 750 should be possible over a period of a month or so using existing equipment...personell on the Polaris (A310) with most of the equipment coming on Hercs...but man it would be a lot easier if we had half a dozen or more C-17s.
YBG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 995 times:
An eternal repeat of Canada's poor logistics capacity. Another example of that happened in the mid-80's. Canadian armed forces had to charter SOVIET merchant vessels to carry their equipment to Europe for NATO exercises in West Gremany due the lack of canadian/NATO countries merchant vessels availibility...