Operation PRUDENCE

April 15, 1998–November 15, 1999

Operation PRUDENCE was Canada's participation in the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA), which was established on March 27, 1998 to maintain and enhance security and stability in Bangui, the capital city; to supervise the control and storage of weapons retrieved from disarmed parties; to help deliver a short-term police training program; and to provide advice and technical support to national electoral bodies during the presidential elections of 1999. The mandate expired on November 15, 1999.

The Canadian contingent comprised a signals troop of 25 CF personnel, four staff officers employed at MINURCA Headquarters, a command and support element of 22 CF personnel and, during the presidential elections, 32 more CF signallers to support remote electoral sites.

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