Protesters in Caledonia/XRay Units

jasoyeom

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OPP TAC 02 - CN/CP & OPP on scene. Different areas including blocking Hwy 6 at the railway overpass. Protesters throwing objects at cars, starting a tire fire on the railway. Haldimand Fire on scene as well.
 

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This is a issue regarding a housing development on what 6 Nations say is their land.

The OPP served some protesters with arrest warrants today and this caused some trouble.

I'm monitoring it off Brantford and I have also heard it off of Charlton as well.
 

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They had radio issues when Bell went offline for a bit last Thursday. I wasn't monitoring so I'm not sure what the towers were doing or if they went into fallback mode.
 

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Hullo.

I've been going thru my recordings on my HP of the recent land dispute and the warrants for arrest in Caledonia last week.

On Wed, Aug 5 there were issued for arrests and all kinds of chaos seemed to break out. There was a Command Post manned by a Haldimand and 1 or 2 air units, RID of #65520 that someone else here mentioned. Also, there were about 5 units on the ground on Tac2. Oxford, Norfolk and a Brant unit. These 3 units I have tagged long ago, for example 6 Bravo RID # 8532 and Oxford 6 Sierra RID # 29810 were referred to as XRAY units.

My questions:

1) Are these units I mentioned called XRAY when and in certain situations? So at this time were the units I mentioned assigned the Soft ID XRay and then when they were released they would revert back to Oxford 6 Sierra ...?

2) Are XRay units 3 wheelers? Maybe the example Oxford 6 Sierra RID # 29810 is a van and they have 3 wheelers and are used in different areas as needed?

I'd greatly appreciate any responses.

ErIc
 

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I just heard London do a status check on 1TAC02 and all the radios that responded were all X-Ray (and 1 Zulu). While watching T88 many of the radios had previously been tagged on other OPS groups, so I'm suspecting they've just given everyone on this project a temporary X-Ray callsign. Would certainly make it easier to keep track of things vs a dozen different callsigns.
 

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Was down in the Simcoe area on Monday and was hearing Yankee calls signs too on the TAC Channel from Caledonia.
 

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Yes, this is what they have done in the past. I'm not sure what the difference is between an X-Ray unit and a Yankee unit.
 

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I can guess that an X-Ray Unit would be a Special Detail to deal with the incident. No idea for Yankee.
 

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I believe X-Ray units are officers from other regions brought down specifically for the protest. Yankee may be special Tactical Units?
 
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