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Certification ceremony of the Royal Canadian Detachment deployed to Romania


The certification ceremony of the Royal Canadian Air Force Detachment, which will conduct NATO-led enhanced Air Policing missions together with MiG-21 LanceR aircraft and Romanian Air Force servicemen in the following four months, will take place on Thursday, September 13 starting 09.00 am, in the 57th Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base.

The journalists interested in participating in the ceremony are asked to send their personal data by Wednesday, September 12th, 18.00, at dlazar@roaf.ro e-mail address, (name, surname, identity card number, the media institution they represent and their phone number), as well as the registration number of the vehicle.

Mass-media representatives are expected on Thursday, September 13th, between 8.00 and 8.15, at the entrance of Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base.
Point of contact for additional details: Colonel Ionuț Neamu, phone number: 0724 348 252.

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The Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet aircrafts landed at 57th Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base two weeks ago, in order to participate in the execution of NATO-led enhanced Air Policing missions, by taking over responsibilities from the Royal British Air Force.

The Royal Canadian Air Force soldiers have been executing the third similar mission in Romania, after those conducted over August-December 2017 and April—August 2014. During their previous missions, the Canadian Detachment was engaged in multinational training exercises which contributed to the increase of interoperability between Romanian and Canadian Air Forces.

The joint enhanced Air Policing missions will contribute to the development of the reaction and deterrence capability as well as to the consolidation of interoperability between the Romanian and Royal Canadian Air Forces.

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