The Operation APOLLO Files


Members of the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patrica's Canadian Light Infantry (3 PPCLI) Battle Group. Photo: DND APD02 5000-141"

Tim Sayle introduced this collection here.

Operation APOLLO was the Canadian contribution of air, land and sea forces to the international effort against terrorism and U.S.-led efforts to "root out" al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

More specifically, "Operation APOLLO refers to the deployment of Canadian Forces (CF) resources to the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) and their employment in support ofthe US led coalition campaign against terrorism (Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)."

It began in 2001 and ended in 2003.

Canada Declassified has sought the release of Department of National Defence's General Files on APOLLO held at Library and Archives Canada.

The requests have not all been fulfilled at this point, but some records have been released. This page will be update as more records become available.

The images displayed below are not links to the file. Instead, please use the underlinked links in the text descriptions below.


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"OP APOLLO - General"

This file, 3350-134-1, consists of at least three volumes.

  • Volume 1. November27,2001 - August 22, 2002. Released.
    • For the full file, click here.
  • Volume 2. August 23, 2002 - April 30, 2003. Released.
    • For the full file, click here.
  • Volume 3. May 1, 2003 - August 30, 2003. Released.


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Identified as "33150-134 Binder" LRP [Long Rang Patrol] ROTO 2 

This file contains an End of Tour Report with a "Lessons Learned" Annex. Released.


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This file, "3350-1," has at least three files.

  • Volume 1. November 10, 2001-February 21,2002.
  • Volume 2. February 22, 2002 - April 19, 2022. Released.
  • Volume 3. April 24, 2002 - June 29, 2002. Released.



This file, 3350-134-32, has one volume.

  • For the full file (119 pages), click click here.
The Operation APOLLO Files