ARCHIVED - Operation CONSTABLE

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July 29, 1997-November 30, 1997

Operation CONSTABLE was Canada's contribution to the United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH), which was created on July 30, 1997 with a four-month mandate to assist the government of Haiti by supporting and contributing to the professionalization of the Haitian National Police.

With 650 personnel, the Canadian contingent was the largest in UNTMIH. It comprised:

  • a small reconnaissance battalion to conduct patrols and other operations in Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti;
  • a helicopter squadron to provide casualty evacuation services, a 24-hour mission capability, and a medium airlift capability;
  • a military police platoon to provide criminal investigation services;
  • a Military Information Support Team to provide the civilian population with timely, accurate information about UN activities; and
  • a full-scale Logistics Group to provide virtually all the support services required to administer and sustain the Canadian units depoyed with the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH).
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