OTTAWA — Canadian troops have been forced to hitch a ride with the British military to get to and from Latvia due to a shortage of working planes.
Canada has 540 troops in Latvia, where they form the core of a 1,500-strong multinational battlegroup established by NATO three years ago. Similar battlegroups led by Britain, Germany and the U.S. have been established in Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, respectively.
The current Canadian contingent arrived in January and is to be replaced this month. That planned rotation was to include having one of the military’s three CC-150 Polaris planes fly to Latvia Wednesday with …read more
Source:: National Newswatch