The Officers and non-commissioned members of B Company, Third Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group welcome you to our web page. This page is intended as a resource for B Company family and friends to have access to photos and information on details of our deployment to AFGHANISTAN, our participation in Operation APOLLO and the international war on terrorism.
While in theatre, B Company retains the distinction of having been the only sub-unit to participate in all Battle Group operations conducted over the course of the tour. In addition, we have been proud to lay claim to a number of combat "firsts" while deployed: · First combat element of the battle group to arrive on the ground at QANDAHAR Airfield, · First company to occupy a sector of the defensive perimeter at QANDAHAR Airfield, and · First rifle company to land on the 'WHALE' by combat air assault during Operation HARPOON.
1 Feb - 31 Jul 02: B Company participated fully in all combat operations conducted by 3 PPCLI Battle Group during Operation APOLLO.
1-11 Feb 02: Completed cross-training and liaison with US coalition forces including UH-60 and CH-47 load unload drills, medevac training, crew-served weapons familiarization and communications equipment familiarization.
12 Feb - 10 Mar 02: Op VIGILANT. B Company Conducted static defensive operations at QANDAHAR Airfield, AFGHANISTAN including all aspects of defensive routine (siting and preparation of fighting positions, emplacement of obstacles, liaison with flanking sub-units, fire-planning, wire clearance patrols and all sector command and control functions and training in view of future operations).
27 - 28 Feb 02: Operation GREEN GOPHER. 5 Platoon / B Company conducted QRF and security tasks in support of coalition 'Other Government Agency' forensics evaluation personnel in the vicinity of QANDAHAR Airfield, AFGHANISTAN.
13 - 18 Mar 02: Operation HARPOON. B Coy landed in the initial wave of the battalion air assault on Objective SPEAR and conducted several sensitive site exploitations on offensive ops designed to detect and destroy enemy positions on the WHALE feature in the SHAH-I-KOT Valley in Eastern AFGHANISTAN.
25 Mar - 20 Apr 02: B Coy conducted Quick Rreaction Force, defence, live fire training and general duties tasks at QANDAHAR Airfield, AFGHANISTAN.
21 April - 22 May 02: Operation WHITE FOX. Part of B Company (HQ, 5 Platoon and 6 Platoon) conducted Defence and Security tasks in support of coalition forces in KHOWST including all aspects of defensive routine (siting and preparation of fighting positions, emplacement of obstacles, fire-planning, vehicle check points and search operations, Quick Reaction Force duties, liaison with Afghan Militaty Forces in location, presence patrolling.
23 May - 30 Jun 02: Conducted administration, Quick Reaction Force, defence and security, patrol, live fire training and general duties tasks at QANDAHAR Airfield, AFGHANISTAN.
1 - 4 Jul 02: Op CHEROKEE SKY. B Company complete participated in all phases of the battle group operation conducted in vicinity of QALAT, ZOBUL Province, AGHANISTAN. This was a multi-phase operation which included the conduct of two battalion-level combat air assault operations designed to detect and destroy all AL-QAEDA / TALIBAN personnel and / or facilities in location.
5 - 13 Jul 02: Conducted administration, Quick Reaction Force, defence and security, patrol coordination, live fire training and general duties tasks at QANDAHAR Airfield, AFGHANISTAN.
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