T-shirt Operation APOLLO 2002

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    ladrang
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    T-shirt Operation APOLLO 2002

    Post by ladrang on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:56 am

    Operation APOLLO (Op APOLLO) was the codename for an operation conducted by Canadian Forces in support of the United States in its military operations in Afghanistan. The operation took place from October 2001 to October 2003. In addition, the sequence of events that led to the full manifestation of OperationAPOLLO started on September 12, 2001, when the United Nations Security Council issued Resolution 1368. The resolution had condemned the attacks of 9/11and reaffirmed via the UN Charter's Article 51 that allied nations had the obligation to eradicate global terrorism.

    Deployment of the 3 PPCLI Battle Group
    In mid-November 2001, the U.S. asked its coalition partners (including Canada) to provide ground troops for a stabilization force to be deployed in areas secured by the Northern Alliance to facilitate distribution of humanitarian relief and supplies to the people of Afghanistan. Canada immediately placed 1,000 members of the Immediate Reaction Force (Land) (IRF(L)) on 48 hours' notice to deploy. At that time, it was drawn mostly from the Edmonton and Winnipeg-based battalions of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.
    The situation on the ground in Afghanistan changed significantly during November and December 2001; consequently, Canada's troop commitment was revised to a contingent of about 750 soldiers to deploy to Kandahar as part of a U.S. Army task force built around the 187th Brigade Combat Team. In January 2002, Canada agreed to deploy the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3 PPCLI) Battle Group, which included a reconnaissance squadron from Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (LdSH(RC)), and combat service support elements from 1 Service Battalion. During their six months in Afghanistan, the soldiers of the 3 PPCLI Battle Group performed tasks ranging from airfield security to combat.
    The 3 PPCLI Battle Group returned home after six months of service in Afghanistan. The redeployment was announced on June 21, 2002, and the troops arrived back in Canada in two contingents on July 28 and July 30. This troop movement was co-ordinated with the scheduled rotation of American troops to permit the 3 PPCLI Battle Group to travel by American airlift, reflecting Canada's lack of any strategic lift capability.

    Got it this morning, I can't say it's exceptional but it's a interesting t-shirt, just enjoy it Wink

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    Re: T-shirt Operation APOLLO 2002

    Post by chevpol on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:46 pm

    thats nice

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    Re: T-shirt Operation APOLLO 2002

    Post by ladrang on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:50 pm

    chevpol wrote:thats nice

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    Thanks Mark Wink
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    Re: T-shirt Operation APOLLO 2002

    Post by recceboy on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:34 am

    These shirts were for sale for troops not deployed on the line. We hardly never made it to the kit shop that sold these t-shirts, when we did get there , we were lucky to buy anything.

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