Navy Security Team sets sail for tactical training in Kelowna – Abbotsford News

Travelers to the Fraser Valley may notice an increased military presence on the highways Monday as the Naval Security Team travels from Esquimalt to the Okanagan.

The team is heading to Lake Okanagan from Kelowna for a few days of tactical training, and their travel itinerary has them stopping in Hope on the way there and then on the way back on July 9.

The formation includes four defending boats.

Members participating in the exercise are specially trained to provide an additional layer of land and sea security, called enhanced force protection, to deployed Royal Canadian Navy assets. The exercise will include approximately 20 Navy coxswains, crew members and support personnel.

They left Vancouver Island on a BC Ferry around 9:30 a.m., according to their social media. They advertised the trip in part to let the public know that the increased activity is nothing to worry about.

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