Base Gagetown soldiers heading to Latvia

Soldiers from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown will be deployed to Latvia next year.

The Daily Gleaner reports that about 400 members from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment will head overseas in January.

The deployment is part of a continuation of Operation Reassurance to reinforce NATO's presence in central and eastern Europe in the wake of Russian aggression in Ukraine.

The soldiers will replace the 1st Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as the main body of the NATO military in the country.