Canada’s rarely-heard-from Special Operations Forces have popped up in the news a bit recently. Allan Woods of the Toronto Star has just today revealed the behind-the-scenes story of the new Special Ops base being built near CFB Trenton.
While the new base reportedly intends to unite Canadian various special operations units — JTF2 is currently in Dwyer Hill, just outside of Ottawa; CSOR is in Petawawa along with 427 Helicopter Squadron, while CJIRU is already at CFB Trenton — the unfortunate downside is that the federal government is going to have to kick some people off their land (expropriation, being the legal term of choice here) in order to make the thing a reality.
In other Special Ops news, here’s a small video of CSOR members training foreign forces in Africa. Interesting stuff.