Trident Fury seen across the West Shore

Maritime Forces Pacific hosts a large-scale military exercise that may be seen in Metchosin, Langford, Colwood and Sooke

  • May. 1, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Trident Fury will take to the seas and skies on the West Shore starting Friday (May 3). Starting today, Maritime Forces Pacific hosts  Trident Fury 13, a large-scale military exercise that will include assets from the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Air National Guard, and United States Coast Guard.

Ships and aircraft may be seen off the West coast of Vancouver Island, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Constance Bank with shoreline, mine counter measure and air operations around Metchosin, including Mary Hill, William Head, Rocky Point, and Albert Head. RCAF aircraft may also be seen in Sooke, Colwood and Langford.

Participating aircraft may include long range patrol aircraft, maritime helicopters, DND-contracted Alpha Jets, and transport aircraft. Aircraft will be flying at over 2,000 feet above ground level, with missions at night and during the day. Aircraft operating out of 19 Wing Comox will operate in more remote areas where there should be no noticeable impact on surrounding communities.

The exercise runs through May 19.