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Royal 22nd Regiment prepares for Oka

During the First World War, Canada decided to create a military unit that would represent its French-speaking population. As soldiers and peacekeepers, the Royal 22nd Regiment – the famed "Van Doos" – have been among Canada's vanguard in both World Wars, and in hotspots that include Korea, Cyprus, Congo, Bosnia and East Timor. The distinct language and culture of the regiment have afforded unique opportunities, and posed frequent challenges.

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 "This is not an offensive mission," Van Doos are told about removing blockade.

Medium: Television
Program: Daily Network News
Broadcast Date: Aug. 18, 1990
Guest(s): Armand Roy
Reporter: Paul Carvalho
Duration: 2:00

Last updated: July 18, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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