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TRADEWINDS 2023 Participants Receive Training In Explosives Identification, Disposal


Thirty Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas participants at the regional security exercise TRADEWINDS 2023 in Guyana received advanced training in identifying and disposing of explosives.

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) release disclosed that specialist Samuel Gasche of the Martinique Defence Force took the lead in the training.

It included determining methods and procedures for locating and rendering all explosives safe, best practices for assessing situations, and the construction of an Improvised Explosive Device( IED).

During the training exchange, the ranks simulated five basic bombing scenarios under professional guidance from the Bomb Specialists.

The GDF release said the scenarios included Suicide Bomber, Vehicle Suicide Bomber, Road Reconnaissance, Post Office IED, and Hook and Line Training.

EXERCISE TRADEWINDS is a multi-domain, Army South-planned Exercise with training in ground, air, sea, and cyber operations.

Guyana is hosting the 38th iteration of the Exercise, which will conclude on July 28, 2023.

Twenty officers from Saint Lucia are attending.

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  1. Very good experience but hopefully we can get the St.Lucian Comarads involved as well, the next time.


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