Base Gagetown soldiers deploy to Latvia

About 50 members of 4 Engineer Support Regiment at Base Gagetown have deployed to Latvia as part of Operation Reassurance.

The soldiers will build a 500-person camp that will serve as a base of operations for the Battle Group that will arrive in the area later this year.

Operation Reassurance is the Canadian Armed Forces' contribution to NATO assurance measures to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe.

Canada has been deploying personnel as part of the operation since 2014, with a view to enhance alliance interoperability and readiness.