This week’s image was shot during the recent Canadian Armed Forces Patrol Pathfinder (PPF) Course.
Master Corporal Genevieve Lapointe captured a candidate as he secures a beach to prepare for a helicopter landing zone in Isle-aux-Coudres, QC.
The Canadian Army Patrol Pathfinder Course is an advanced infantry certification focusing on infantry operations, including: airborne, airmobile, rugged terrain, and amphibious operations.
The 11-week course is run in the fall and is known to be gruelling. In addition, it is known to have a high attrition rate.
PPF are specialized members of the army trained for Adaptive Dispersed Operations where they need to work under extreme stress, in severe conditions, and in hostile environments with minimal support. They are trained to rapidly deploy from water, land, and air.
Image courtesy of Canadian Forces Combat Camera, Canadian Armed Forces Photo.
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