Picking up where I left off yesterday, the Army Run is an annual charity run by members of the Canadian military each September. Though many of the participants are local, either from the national headquarters or nearby bases, some come from further afield. As part of the weekend, military vehicles and equipment get set up at the central point of the run- City Hall and the Cartier Square Drill Hall. Servicemen and women are on hand to answer questions and let you have a closer look at things. The modern wing of City Hall and the provincial courthouse appear prominently in the background of these shots.
This first vehicle as the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV), a multi-purpose vehicle used for reconnaissance, surveillance, command post, and troop transport.
This second one is a Buffalo, part of a team of vehicles and military engineer crews involved in detection and disposal of IEDs. It's usually teamed with three other vehicles- two Huskies, which detect potential threats, this behemoth, which investigates the nature of a threat, and the Cougar, which acts as a transport for the disposal operators and their tools. These teams were quite busy during the Afghanistan mission.
This is the Bison, an armoured carrier serving in various capacities, as a troop carrier, for reconnaissance, for electronic warfare, command posts, or in this case as a medical transport.
This, meanwhile, is the Coyote, used for reconnaissance and surveillance on the battlefield, and well armoured as you'd expect.
Equipment was also on display, including these examples of body armour.
The equipment also included this, a Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV), a drone used for surveillance and reconnaissance.
This is a Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR), designed to be easily transported and adaptable on the battlefield, its electronic array giving pinpoint precision data on things such as threat point of origin.
I leave off today with a monument, set facing the Cartier Square Drill Hall. It is in memory of two men, William Osgoode and John Rogers, members of the Guards Company of Sharpshooters, who fell in action at the Battle Of Cut Knife in 1885.