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article imageArmy Invades Campbellton, New Brunswick

By Bob Ewing     Feb 23, 2008 in World
The city of Campbellton is the setting for a day long training exercise for reservists with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal New Brunswick Regiment. Reservists will practice map and compass navigation in an insertion and extraction exercise.
If you were down by the water front in Campbellton NB this morning you may well have thought that the city was under an immediate threat. However, according to the Tribune, it was the beginning of a day long training exercise for Reservists from the 2nd Battalion of the Royal New Brunswick Regiment.
The exercise was scheduled to begin at around 8 a.m., according to the newspaper, but it was closer to 9:30 a.m. when the bus pulled in and the soldiers filed out, immediately taking up positions around the area.
The soldiers were in full army gear and carrying the assault rifles loaded with blanks.
The reservists will practice cordon and search training, map and compass navigation, observation target indication and communications training, in the insertion and extraction exercise.
"Our area of coverage is from to Bathurst and the Miramichi so each time we do an exercise like this we alternate between sites," Captain Ed McMullen said.
Sno-fest began last Thursday and the training exercise will be an intriguing addition.
The soldiers plan to gain control of a city-owned building on Water St. extension then, after setting up a perimeter, will search the building for a terror cell that had set up in the city.
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