Task Force Golan - Op Danaca

CAMP SERVICES PLATOON


    ROLE

      1.   The purpose of this page is to provide an overview of the various activities sponsored and managed by the Camp Services Platoon (C Svcs Pl). The challenge of the C Svcs Pl is to provide essential services to the Camp on a daily basis.

    ORGANIZATION

      2.   Camp Svcs consists of the following sections: Food Services, Welfare Section (Welfare Physical Education and Recreation), the Contingent Store, Transport, Camp Quarter Master Stores and Cleaning Services. On a regular Canadian Forces Base, the C Svcs Pl could be compared to the Base Personnel Administration Section as both provide identical services. In broad terms, the C Svcs Pl provides services that are not normally provided by typical logistic platoons. The main objective of the C Svcs Pl is to look after the welfare of the troops. Providing only first line support to the Camp, the C Svcs Pl has a great influence on morale.

    TASKS

    FOOD SERVICES

      3.   Food Svcs is currently staffed by eleven local Israeli civilians, two Japanese military cooks and nine Canadian military cooks. This makes the communication between staff particularly challenging. The kitchen staff prepares and serves regular meals three times daily, various receptions (LOGBATT and UN), Unit BBQs, coffee breaks, special events such as mess dinners, Mashalom dinners and rotation parties. Operating hours for the dining room are as follows:

        Weekdays
        Weekends & Holidays
        Breakfast - 0630-0800 Hrs
        0700-0900 Hrs
        Lunch - 1130-1230 Hrs
        1100-1300 Hrs
        Supper - 1630-1800 Hrs
        1630-1800 Hrs

      4.   In addition, the dining room remains open until 2200 Hrs daily to permit free access to coffee, soup, and late night snacks for military personnel.


    CONTINGENT STORE

      5.   The Contingent store is manned by Stewards, one Sgt, a MCpl and two Cpls. It acts as a convenience store selling miscellaneous articles to UNDOF personnel and civilian HQ staff. Profits generated by the store benefit all CANCON personnel. These funds pay for Welfare expenses and various Contingent Wide expenditures such as club expenditures, welfare subsidies, some of our sports equipment and participation in various sports events. The store is currently open seven days a week for a variety of hours. They are as follows:

        • Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs 1130-1430 Hrs & 1800-2000 Hrs
        • Fri, Sat & Sun 1130-1500 Hrs


    WELFARE

      6.   6. Second to none, the Welfare Sect is the busiest when Camp residents are at play. It organizes, supports and provides assistance to all Camp activities. This includes the following:

        a.  LTA, UN Leave, HLTA flight bookings;
        b.  Planning and arranging 60 Hr R & R trips;
        c.  Management and administration of all subsidies;
        d.  Information on travel tours;
        e.  Management and overseeing of various clubs/leisure activities, beach runs, shopping trips, 24 hr escapes, visits/familiarization tours (Israel and Syria), hotel information/reservations;
        f.  Organize various sporting leagues, competitions, and depending upon the season, assist with organizing our hockey team so that it may play against local teams and other UN Contingents; and
        g.  Church Service is also organized through the Welfare Section.

      7.   The following clubs are supported by Welfare:

        a.  Computer Club with 2 line access to the Internet
        b.  Scuba
        c.  Music
        d.  Photo
        e.  Archery
        f.  Outdoors and Shooting Clubs
        g.  Library and Video Club with over 1500 movies and books

    CLEANING SERVICES

      8.   Camp Svcs Pl also provides cleaning services to all offices, common areas of quarters, and some of the washrooms and common areas of shop floors. Local Israeli civilians staff the Section.

    TRANSPORT SECTION

      9.   Transport sect includes MOVCON and POSTAL sect. Transport section's role is to provide support svcs to all LOGBATT first line req such as the established duty runs for all 603A, 60 hrs and UN leave along with the liberty mileage reqs. Transport sections vehicle establishment is 33 vehicles.

        a.  Liberty vs Duty mileage - approx 150,000 - 500,000 kms per month are registered for duty mileage in LOGBATT. Only 10% of this amount are registered under liberty mileage.

      10.   MOVCON is responsible for all re-supply cargo flights and travelling arrangements for all Canadians on A side. Also, the section is responsible for all Rotation flights for AUSBATT, POLBATT and LOGBATT personnel. They make customs arrangements for all cargo and personnel coming in on those flights.

    POSTAL

      11.   POSTAL provides first line postal svcs for CCUNDOF.

    QUARTERMASTER STORES

      12.   First line support is provided by the Quarter Master section, and they have the added responsibility of procuring the materiel and interacting with the Canadian Forces Supply System. They coordinate all 1st line supply support to the Canadian Contingent (8 pers).



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