CFB Valcartier
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Capt.Kirk + Mimi
N 46° 53.088 W 071° 29.368
19T E 310334 N 5195371
Home of the 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and the 5th Area Support Unit
Waymark Code: WM70N6
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 08/15/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
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CFB Valcartier was originally erected as a military training camp in August 1914 as part of the mobilization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the onset of World War I.[1] The name Valcartier comes from the town of St. Gabriel de Valcartier, of which a large section was expropriated in order to create the military training camp.[2] Due to its proximity to the port of Quebec, Valcartier became the largest military camp on Canadian soil, including some 32,000 men and 8,000 horses.[3]

In 1968, after unification, the title 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group was assigned to the brigade group established in CFB Valcartier.
Era: WW I

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