November Company's 119 soldiers are
currently based in three separate locations. Our mission is to maintain a secure
environment through a program of deterrent patrolling, and to enforce the military aspects
of the Dayton Peace Accord. This is accomplished by the monitoring of the former warring
factions and inspection of their weapons storage facilities to ensure the limitation of
their war-making capabilities.
4 Platoon, patrols primarily the towns of
Kljuc and Bos Petrovac and the surrounding rural regions. Located at the southern end of
November Company Area of Responsibility, it was perhaps one of the hardest hit regions
during the war.
6 Platoon shares Camp Holopina with
November Company Headquarters. In addition to their primary tasks of patrolling the nearby
towns of Coralici, Cazin and an extensive rural area of operations, they have the
additional burden of camp security. As a result, they have a very full schedule.
5 Platoon is off on their own in the town
Bihac. Bihac is the largest municipality in the company AOR and it houses the Cantonal
Government for Canton 1. It is also headquarters for the majority of the Bosnian military
in the Canadian area and is the As such, it is a hotbed of activity. Bihac is one of the
few communities that has declared itself an "open city", welcoming the return of
all refugees regardless of ethnicity. As a result, it has received more international aid,
and is one of the fastest recovering communities in the region, as well as the most stable
and co-operative towards our Canadian troops.
November Company is fortunate enough to be
joined by Mortar Platoon, Assault Troop and an Anti- Armour Section for the tour. Each
group has it's own areas of responsibility and has been extremely helpful in all our
In the coming months, November Company
hopes to further build on the foundation for peace started by the previous two Canadian
rotations. We not only deter violence by our well-armed deterrence, but we also try to set
an example as Canadians of how acceptance, tollerance, and respect for the
democratic process can lead to a safe, prosperous future for their children.
Bihac Platoon House
November Company AOR
Comparable to P.E.I. in size