Canada in the Gulf War

Posted by on Friday, November 11, 2016
A fighter jet taking off from a runway

The Gulf War stemmed from operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

The war lasted from August 2, 1990, to February 28, 1991.

Canada was one of the first countries to condemn Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, and it quickly agreed to join the US-led coalition.

The Canadian Forces deployed a CF-18 Hornet and CH-124 Sea King squadron with support personnel, as well as a field hospital to deal with casualties from the ground war.

The Canadian Commander in the Middle East was Commodore Kenneth J. Summers.

The result was Iraq being expelled from Kuwait.



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