Details/Information for Canadian Forces (CF) Operation BOREAL IV

CF Overseas Operations have most often operated within the construct of an international mandate. As such, the International Information is presented first in order to provide the context of the Canadian Operation (displayed second). Eventually, all rotations associated with the particular Canadian operation will also be displayed.

International Information

International Operation Name: Lithuania-Ukraine – 1994

International Mission Name: Lithuania-Ukraine – 1994

Mandating Organization: Government of Canada

Region Name: Europe

Location: Former Soviet Union; Lithuania, Ukraine

Mission Date: 15 July 1994 - 5 August 1994

Mandate: To deliver medical supplies to Lithuania and Ukraine.

Narrative:

In 1992 and 1993, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) conducted three operations into the former Soviet Union, flying in primarily medical supplies. In April 1994, the Canadian Red Cross once again requested the Government of Canada's assistance in transporting medical supplies into the former Soviet Union. In this case the request was to move four flights worth of medical supplies – two each into Lithuania and Ukraine. On 12 July the Minister of National Defence approved the request, with the Air Command Operation order being issued on 15 July.

The Canadian Red Cross undertook to have the medical supplies ready for transport from Copenhagen, Denmark. The CAF personnel from 8 Wing Trenton were ready on 29 July. One flight was made on each of the days from 1 to 4 August, going respectively to Donetsk, Ukraine on the first and fourth, and Villineus, Lithuania on the second and third flights. On 5 August the airmen and women returned to Canada.