Assault Pioneers (S2 E6)

Assault Pioneers are sometimes informally referred to as Lumberjack Commandos. They have a set of skills that were part of the Army's capabilities a couple of decades ago. And now, those skills have been brought back and assigned to both the Regular and Reserve Force. What do Assault Pioneers do and how are they trained? That's the subject of this episode.

Lieutenant Angus Newton of The Princess Louise Fusiliers is an Assault Pioneer Course Officer. He talks about how Assault Pioneers help the infantry achieve its mission, using everything from explosives to chainsaws.

The Princess Louise Fusiliers is part of 36 Canadian Brigade Group, headquartered in Halifax.

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