From Friday, April 11th to Sunday, April 13th, 2014 local Reservists in the St.
Thomas and Wallacetown areas will be training in the Canadian military exercise
Exercise ROYAL HUNTER intends to exercise amphibious and airmobile capabilities
of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, and 31 Combat Engineer Regiment,
with air support from 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. It is a cooperative exercise
with Canadian Army Reserve soldiers, and the Royal Canadian Air Force that will
see reserve soldiers training in the local area - at the St Thomas Armoury, on Lake
Erie and in vicinity of John E. Pearce Provincial Park near Wallacetown.
The majority of training will take place on Department of National Defence (DND)
owned land, as well as on private property. Local residents may see military trucks
on public roads, small military boats on Lake Erie, military helicopters in the
air and soldiers in uniform with small calibre rifles and machine guns.