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Welcome to Glamoc Hotel

By Cpl. Nicolas Girault
First published in
SFOR Informer#116, June 27, 2001

When you come to train at Barbara Range, you only come for a few days. But other people stay longer to maintain the camp and to ensure that your stay will be as nice as possible.

Glamoc - Do you wish to shoot with your own gun or from your tanks and vehicles, for two or three days? Do you want to devote your time to training for a longer time, to develop greater fitness? Maybe would you want to feel greater emotions from an exercise, which lasts longer than a week?
Stop looking for such a place. Arriving at the Glamoc Hotel, in a charming former sawmill, where you will be welcomed without any fuss. The very nice little plain around the place will permit you to frolic without any problem.
That could be the advertisement from E Troop, F Battery from the 3rd Royal Canadian Regiment, and people from health services and logistics permanently based on Barbara Range site, near the British and the Federation Army (VF) camps.
Coming from the 2nd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, these gunners have two main tasks: first they are part of the Canadian Battle Group's fire support, with their airborne transport gun LG1 Mark II (GIAT). That is why they take part in the battery missions (training, patrolling, CIMIC actions). But they are also together with the British and the Dutch, Offensive Support Group (OSG's) members. They used to train with them.
Limited personnel
Less than a year ago the Canadians began occupying a building. Sgt. Robert Beaudry explained, "(We) set up ourselves, step by step, to suit our requirements."
The shed's space permitted the installation of the room where accommodation tents are, but also a workshop to repair vehicles and guns, several sport courts (hockey, basketball, volleyball) and to store Tomislavgrad Civil-Military team's and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' materials. Of course it is used to provide accommodation for the passing troops.
Welcoming the units is a feat from the logistic section and the organisation. One problem among others is 20,000 litres of water is used when a unit stays.
The camp's strong point is the limited number of personnel; this permits the cook to prepare good food. That is why Beaudry said, "There, we have a good canteen and it is a good place; even if we don't have many things, so we save our money."
It is up to you to decide.

Related link:
Nations of SFOR: Canada
Training and Exercises