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Default OPERATION RAILS TO VICTORY 23 to 25 AUGUST 2019

Smiths Falls, Ontario event:

OPERATION RAILS TO VICTORY 23 to 25 AUGUST 2019

OPERATIONS ORDER 01
OPERATION RAILS TO VICTORY 23 to 25 AUGUST 2019

SITUATION
Railways played a critical part in the war effort of World War II. Troops, tanks, trucks, artillery and other vital supplies were moved from points of origin to sea ports for shipping overseas. Troop trains took priority over all other rail traffic. In England, the rail system became an integral part of the military logistics system. The Eastern Ontario Railway Museum (EORM) and the Swords and Ploughshares Museum have partnered to make this year's Train Fest a celebration of the military connection with railways at home and abroad.

MISSION
To celebrate Rails to Victory through displays, living history and interactive activities for the public.

EXECUTION
The event will be conducted in three phases:
Ph 1- set up,
Ph 2- event, and
Ph 3- tear down.
Timings- see Annex A
Groupings and Tasks-
Eastern Ontario Railway Museum
provide venue, marketing and logistical support.
Swords and Ploughshares Museum provide the vehs and equipment listed in Annex B
FSSF LHG provide tentage, static display and re-enactors portraying the FSSF.
Other re-enactment groups- tentage, displays, re-enactors.

SERVICE SUPPORT
Water and Rations- to be provided by various businesses in Smith's Falls as coordinated by the EORM. Following meals will be provided:
Fri, 23 Aug- supper
Sat, 25 Aug- bkft and lunch
Sun, 26 Aug- bkft and lunch

Medical- a First Aid post will be on site. Any serious injuries will cause evacuation to the Smith's Falls Hospital, three minutes from the museum. Participants should have their OHIP cards with them.
In clearance- a Report Centre will be established on the Fri afternoon and close down after 2100 hrs. Late arrivals will be dealt with individually.
Ablutions- porta potties will be on site. Showers are available and will be coord by EORM staff.

COMMAND AND CONTROL
Site command is a shared responsibility between the EORM and the Swords and Ploughshares Museum. EORM, as property owners, will have the final say in any issues that arise.
Exercise Director- Maj (Retd) Mike Calnan 613-489-0489 majmikecalnan@hotmail com
Exercise Coordinator- Capt (Retd) Ken Scobie 613-335-4232 scobieheating@gmail.com

Annex A
To OP 01
Dated 26 Jul 19
MASTER EVENTS LIST (MEL)

FRIDAY, 23 AUG 19
0800 volunteers arr S&PM
1000 first convoy dep for EORM
1200 lunch
1300 return to S&PM
1400 second convoy dep for EORM
1500 est Report Centre inside EORM
1500 to ? Camp set up
1800 BBQ at RCL
2100 outdoor movie- "The Eagle has Landed"

SATURDAY, 24 AUG 19
0700 Reveille
0730 Flag raising
0800 Bkft
0900 Open to the Public
(Note- every 30 mins the rail cars will make a run- uniformed guards will be needed)
1000 First jeep convoy into town to raise awareness
1200 Lunch
1300 German escapee event
1400 Second jeep convoy into town
1700 Supper on the economy. You are encouraged to go in uniform but no small arms.
1900 Swing Dance at the outdoor arena.

SUN, 25 AUG 19
0700 Reveille
0730 Flag raising
0800 Bkft
0900 Open to the Public
(same note as Sat)
1000 Jeep convoy into town
1100 Battle simulation - German paratroopers will try to take the Station- details to be promulgated
1200 Parade and flag ceremony
1230 Lunch
1330 Teardown and out clearance

Annex B
To OPO 01
Dated 26 Jul 19
SWORDS AND PLOUGHSHARES MUSEUM

Details to be promulgated
6 pounder ATk Gun, 40mm Bofors AA Gun, 76.2mm M1942 Zis 3 Fd Gun, Quad 20mm Polsten AA Gun, 45mm M1937 PAK ATk Gun, CCKW, LAAT, 8 CWT, Tentage, tables and benches

Note: There will be a post war vehicle display area so come on down!
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