Operation Nanook (2009)

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Operation Nanook 2009 was the 2009 annual joint exercise of Canada's Maritime Command and the Canadian Coast Guard to train for disaster and sovereignty patrols in the Arctic. Similar exercises were held in 2007 and 2008.

The operation ran from August 6, 2009 to August 28, 2009.[1][2][3] In addition to the CCGC Pierre Radisson the operations had the participation of elements of the Canadian Rangers, Primary Reserve soldiers from across Canada, a force of reservists composed of local residents of Nunavut, the frigate HMCS Toronto and the HMCS Corner Brook, a submarine, and Canadian Forces aircraft.

General Walter J. Natynczyk, Chief of Canada's Defence Staff attended the exercise.[4] On August 23, 2009 Natynczyk met in Iqaluit with Admiral Tim Sloth Jørgensen Chief of Denmark's Defence staff.

References

  1. Elizabeth Thompson. Military takes Arctic trip: Operation Nanook 09 let Canadian Rangers, regular Forces members exchange skills, Edmonton Sun, 2009-08-20. [http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.edmontonsun.com%2Fnews%2Fcanada%2F2009%2F08%2F19%2F10520306.html&date=2009-09-03 mirror
  2. Elizabeth Thompson. Military takes Arctic trip: Operation Nanook 09 let Canadian Rangers, regular Forces members exchange skills, Edmonton Sun, 2009-08-20. mirror
  3. Jeri Grychowski. CF exercise in the Arctic—OP Nanook 09, Trident News, 2009-09. mirror
  4. The Danish Chief of Defence, Admiral Jørgensen, pays a visit to Nunavut and Greenland to plan for future defence of the region, Canadian American Strategic Review, 2009-08-20. mirror