The CAF conduct airlift operations in support of French operations in West Africa and the Sahel region

November 22, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces conducted their first flight under Operation FREQUENCE, providing airlift support to France’s operations in West Africa and the Sahel region.

On November 20, 2016, a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster strategic airlifter transported personnel and equipment from France to West Africa and the Sahel region.

Canada has provided airlift support to France, an important Ally, in the past. Op FREQUENCE is the most recent Canadian contribution to stability and security in this region.

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“The CAF airlift contribution to operations in West Africa and the Sahel region demonstrates our readiness in bringing valuable capabilities in support to regional and international security and stability.”

Lieutenant-General Stephen Bowes, Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command

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Operation FREQUENCE

Associated Links

#OpFREQUENCE
CC-177 Globemaster III
Ministere de la Defense (France) Sahel Operations webpage

Contacts

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

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A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster takes off.
Photo: Corporal Dan Strohan, 8 Wing Imaging

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