Tim Hortons touches down in Kandahar

The much-desired Tim Hortons trailer arrived for Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan on Monday, with its opening scheduled for Canada Day.

Canadian soldiers will soon be able to order that large double-double they've been longing for. An aircraft carrying a Tim Hortons trailer landed in Afghanistan Monday and will open its doors on Canada Day.

Troops had lobbied for the coffee chain's presence toChief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier, who passed the message on to the company.

The Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency, the morale and welfare arm of the Canadian Forces, will help operate the trailer, which will contain most of the selections of a typical outlet.

The grouporganizes many events for soldiers and staff, including movie and Stanley Cup hockey nights.

Approximately 50 people —including some military wives — have been training at CFB Kingston to work at the new Tim Hortons. Training was alittle more intense than usual,as staff had to learn safety precautions relating to the dangerous environment in addition to the coffee chain's requirements for food and beverage preparation and customer service.

Currently 2,300 Canadians are serving in southern Afghanistan.