Posts tagged as Canadian soldiers

Canadian soldier plane turned back halfway to Latvia

Monday, July 6, 2020

A war plane with Canadian soldiers on its way to Latvia was turned back on Thursday, July 2, half-way, as it was found that someone who might have been in contact with people on the aircraft had become infected with COVID-19, news agency LETA reported on July 6. The Canadian Air Force (CAF) learned about the infection when the aircraft was already in the air. In order to avoid the…

Canadian soldiers’ nightmare in Latvia

By Viktors Domburs on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Latvia’s Defense Ministry reported that January 9 a change in the top brass of NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Latvia took place. Lieutenant-Colonel Philippe Sauvé took over command from his Canadian compatriot Lieutenant-Colonel Steve MacBeth, thereby concluding the rotation of the third group of troops deployed in Latvia. In an interview with a French-language Canadian news site immediately prior to his departure for Latvia, Sauvé noted the main threat to…

Latvian parliament upholds in first reading memorandum about defense cooperation with Canada

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Latvian parliament today upheld in the first reading the bill about ratification of the memorandum of understanding between the Latvian and Canadian governments on enhanced defense partnership and security cooperation, the parliament’s press service said. The memorandum establishes the procedure for Latvian-Canadian defense cooperation and describes in detail of the rights and obligations of the Canadian soldiers deployed to Latvia as part of a NATO multi-national battle group. Allied…