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A day in the life of a BATUS soldier

Posted on May 30, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward
It was an exciting day to see what happens in day in a life of soldiers on the training field when I visited CFB Suffield for a live-fire exercise recently.
These opportunities do not come up often and it was important to attend the media day because it gave us a sense of how intense the battle field can be while training for combat. Whether it was looking for the enemy in the communications room or firing a missile, everything had a detailed strategic plan because that is what war is all about.
The communication amongst the soldiers with tactics and exercises was outstanding with execution of the fire training exercises and really a part of a soldier’s responsibilities.
Friendships had been formed  long before the Brits came overseas to get more enhanced training before being deployed. But, training together on the same grounds was something special and ultimately is a brotherhood forever.
The British are a long way from their homeland training and for them to gain this training experience on Canadian soil is only going to benefit an already strong relationship between the Commonwealth nations.
Thank you again for letting us in on your daily lives and getting a chance to talk to you guys as you prepare for battle. It was special.

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