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    Highway of Heroes

    I noticed 1 thread on this in the "International Issues" forum, but thought that it might be better in "Support Our Troops"

    You may have seen video's on the "Highway of Heroes" - you can search You Tube, and look at this "Remembrance Day" video on the Toronto EMS website: http://www.torontoems.ca/main-site/n...TV-index.html#

    Whenever a fallen Canadian Forces member is repatriated, citizens wait on highway overpasses from Trenton to Toronto to honour and pay respects to the brave Canadians who have given their lives for our peace and freedom.

    I would like to use this thread to invite all CW members in the area to be a part of this movement.

    I am certain that anyone in the Trenton area does not have to be told about this, but for any others along the route, there are numerous overpasses that you can be at to show your appreciation.

    For those who are able to get to downtown Toronto, you can be at the Office of the Coroner, 26 Grenville Street (Yonge & College). There are always many Military, Police, Fire, EMS and others at this location. I have also seen Cadets at this location from as far away as St. Catharines.

    Bring a Flag - Canadian or the Province of the fallen member. Bring your friends and family.

    With your CO's permission
    , come in uniform.

    The families of the fallen travel in the cortege and see all of the people along the route. They deeply appreciate the show of support.

    As I am notified of these sad events, I will post details of the time of arrival in Trenton and Toronto.

    If you are free on these days, I strongly encourage you to come out and show your support for our troops as Citizens and hopefully as Cadets.

    Here is the route of the cortege:

    http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&sourc...,0.010933&z=17

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    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of four of her Canadian Forces heroes, and the first Canadian Journalist to be lost, on Wednesday, 30 December 2009.

    Sergeant George Miok, 28, from Edmonton, was a member of the 41 Combat Engineer Regiment

    Sergeant Kirk Taylor, 28, of Yarmouth, was a member of the 84 Independent Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

    Corporal Zachery McCormack, 21, of Edmonton, a member of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, 4th Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (4 PPCLI)

    Private Garrett William Chidley, 21, of Cambridge, a member of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI).

    Also lost was Miss Michelle Lang, 34, a jounalist with the Calgary Herald who was travelling with the Canadian Forces during the patrol.

    All were was lost due to a massive IED explosion whilst on patrol in the south district of Kandahar.


    The loss of these brave Canadians brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 138. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    The remains of our fallen is confirmed to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Sunday, 3 January, 2010, at 14h00.

    The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 17h30 - 18h00.


    The date and time has been confirmed.


    The Canadian Forces Members served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort inAfghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

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    Just returned from downtown.

    It was good to see a group of Sea Cadets in the Honour Guard.

    It was a very large Honour Guard, stretching halfway down both sides of the street.

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    Sergeant John Wayne Faught


    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes, the first Canadian soldier to be lost in 2010, on Saturday, 16 January, 2010. Sergeant John Wayne Faught, 44, was a member of the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI), from Edmonton. Sgt Faught was lost due to an IED explosion whilst on dismounted (foot) patrol in the Panjwayi District of Kandahar. The loss of this brave Canadian brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 139. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.

    Sgt Faught served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort inAfghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    The remains of our fallen is confirmed to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.

    The date and time has been confirmed.

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    Superintendent Doug Coates

    Sergeant Mark Gallagher



    As you are all aware, the tragedy in Haiti has reached out and touched so many, from residents of Haiti, to those who were there to make everyday life for the Haitian population a better one. Sadly, amongst the many lost during this natural disaster, Canada has lost some of her citizens, including two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who were serving in Haiti as part of the United Nations Forces.

    Superintendent Doug Coates and Sgt Mark Gallagher will be repatriated to Canada with full honours, like members of the Canadian Forces.

    The new return date is Friday 22 January 2010, 16h00, CFB Trenton.

    The remains of our fallen is anticipated to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Friday, 22 January, 2010, at 16h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 18h15 - 19h00.


    This revised time has been confirmed, but may be changed again due to unforseen circumstances in Haiti.
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    Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker

    Repatriation of Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker - ANTICIPATED - Monday, 15 February 2010, 14h00 - CFB Trenton

    Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker
    Loyal Edmonton Regiment

    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes, killed in a training accident on Friday, 12 February 2010. Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker, 24, was a member of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, from Edmonton. Cpl Baker was lost due to an accident during mission training in Kandahar.The loss of this brave Canadian brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 140. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.

    Cpl Baker served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan.Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan.JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members.Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    The remains of our fallen is CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Monday, 15 February, 2010, at 14h00.The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.

    The date and time IS confirmed. .
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    Private Tyler William Todd
    1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry



    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on Sunday, 11 April 2010. Private Tyler William Todd, 26, was a member of the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI), from Edmonton. Pte Todd was lost due to an improvised explosive device (IED) whilst on dismounted foot patrol in the Dand District of Kandahar. The loss of this brave Canadian brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 142. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    Pte Todd served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort inAfghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.



    The remains of our fallen is CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Wednesday, 14 April 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.


    The date and time is confirmed.

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    Petty Officer Second Class Craig Blake
    Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic)


    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on Monday, 3 May 2010. Petty Officer Second Class Craig Blake, 37, was a member of the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic), based in Shearwater, Nova Scotia, and living in Simcoe, Ontario. PO2 Blake was lost due to an improvised explosive device (IED) whilst returning to Base after completing a number safe removals of IED's in the Panjwayi District of Kandahar. PO2 leaves behind his wife and two children. The loss of this brave Canadian brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 143. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    PO2 Blake served with Task Force 1-10, part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort inAfghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.



    The remains of our fallen is confirmed to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Thursday, 6 May 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.


    The date and time is CONFIRMED.

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    Private Kevin Thomas McKay
    1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry



    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on Thursday, 13 May 2010. Private Kevin Thomas McKay, 24, from Richmond Hill, was a member of the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI), from Edmonton. Pte McKay was lost due to an improvised explosive device (IED) whilst on dismounted foot patrol in the village of Nakhonay in the Panjwayi District of Kandahar. The loss of this brave Canadian brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 144. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    Pte McKay served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort inAfghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.


    The remains of our fallen is CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Sunday, 16 May 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.


    The date and time is confirmed.
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    REPATRIATION of Colonel Geoff Parker Confirmed

    Colonel Geoff Parker
    2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment
    CFB Gagetown



    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on Tuesday, 18 May 2010. Colonel Geoff Parker, 42, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment (2 RCR), was lost due to a massive car bomb detonated by suicide bomber near the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul. Col Parker was one of 18 persons killed in this bombing, including five members of the US Military. The loss of this brave Canadian brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 145. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    Col Parker served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort inAfghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.



    The remains of our fallen is CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Friday, 21 May 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.


    The date and time is CONFIRMED.


    Statement By The Minister Of National Defence on the death of Colonel Geoff Parker
    NR - 10.044 - May 18, 2010



    OTTAWA - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the death of a Canadian soldier: “We grieve the loss of Colonel Geoff Parker who died today in Afghanistan. He was killed when a suicide car bomb detonated near an International Security Assistance Force convoy in Kabul. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to Col Parker’s family and friends. Our prayers and thoughts of support are with you at this time, and the Defence family shares your sorrow. Terrorists have consistently disregarded the desire of Afghans to change and improve the quality of their lives. This cold-blooded attack and murder of soldiers and innocent civilians will not derail progress towards a better Afghanistan. Participation in the United Nations-mandated, NATO-led mission in Afghanistan is a demonstration by Canada of our determination to confront oppression and brutality and to help those in need. Col Parker was a brave Canadian. His sacrifice will not be forgotten and this event will not deter us from continuing to help Afghans to live in freedom.”



    Colonel Geoff Parker was a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment, working at Land Force Central Area Headquarters in Toronto, Ont.
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    REPATRIATION - Trooper Larry Zuidema Rudd

    Trooper Larry Zuidema Rudd
    Royal Canadian Dragoons Regiment
    Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group



    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on Monday, 24 May 2010. Trooper Larry Zuidema Rudd, 26, born in Brantford, was a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) stationed at CFB Petawawa. Trooper Rudd was lost due to an IED explosion during a resupply mission near the village of Salavat, about 20km southwest of Kandahar. The loss of this brave Canadian brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 146. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    Trooper Rudd served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    The remains of our fallen is CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Thursday, 27 May 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.

    The date and time is CONFIRMED.
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    Sergeant Martin Goudreault
    1 Combat Engineer Regiment
    Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group


    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on Sunday June 6, 2010. Sergeant Martin Goudreault was an engineer with 1 Combat Engineer Regiment stationed at CFB Petawawa. Sergeant Goudreault was killed while on foot patrol by an improvised explosive device in the Panjwayi district approximately 15km southwest of Kandahar City. The loss of this brave Canadian brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 147. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    Sergeant Goudreault served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    The remains of our fallen are CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Wednesday June 9 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.

    The date and time is CONFIRMED.
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    Repatriation of Sergeant James Patrick McNeil

    Sergeant James Patrick McNeil
    2 Combat Engineer Regiment
    Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group


    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on earlier today, Monday June 21, 2010. Sergeant James Patrick McNeil, 28, was an engineer with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, from Nova Scotia, and assigned to the RCR Battle Group. Sergeant McNeil was killed while on a dismounted foot patrol by an improvised explosive device near the village of Nakhonay approximately 20km southwest of Kandahar City. This was Sergeant McNeil's fourth rotation to Afghanistan. The loss of this brave Canadian brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 148. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    Sergeant McNeil served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    The remains of our fallen are CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Thursday June 24 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.

    The date and time is CONFIRMED for Thursday, 24 June 2010.
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    Sergeant James Patrick McNeil
    2 Combat Engineer Regiment
    Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group


    The remains of our fallen are CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Thursday June 24 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.

    The date and time is CONFIRMED for Thursday, 24 June 2010.
    Subject repatriation has been rescheduled for Friday 25 Jun 10 at 1400h, 8 Wing CFB Trenton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DA Wright View Post
    Subject repatriation has been rescheduled for Friday 25 Jun 10 at 1400h, 8 Wing CFB Trenton.
    Correct - I just got the update

    The remains of our fallen are CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Friday June 25 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.

    The date and time is CHANGED TO for Friday, 25 June 2010.

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    Repatriation of Master Corporal Kristal Gieselbrecht & Private Andrew Miller

    Master Corporal Kristal Gieselbrecht & Private Andrew Miller
    Canadian Forces Medical Technicians
    Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group

    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of two of her Canadian Forces heroes on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Master Corporal Kristal Gieselbrecht, 31, and Private Andrew Miller, 21, were Canadian Forces Medical Technicians (Medics) assigned to the RCR Battle Group. MCpl Gieselbrecht and Pte Miller were killed when their vehicle detonated an improvised explosive device (IED), approximately 20km southwest of Kandahar City . The loss of these brave Canadians brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 150. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan .

    Master Corporal Gieselbrecht and Private Miller served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan . JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    The remains of our fallen are CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Tuesday June 29 2010, at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.


    The date and time is CONFIRMED for Tuesday, 29 June 2010.

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    REPATRIATION of Sapper Brian Collier

    Sapper Brian Collier
    Combat Engineer
    1 Combat Engineer Regiment
    Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group


    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Sapper Brian Collier, 24, a member of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, based at CFB Edmonton, was born in Toronto and raised in Bradford, Ontario. Sapper Collier was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) whilst on a dismounted foot patrol in the Panjwai District. The loss of this brave Canadians brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 151. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    Sapper Brian Collier served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    The remains of our fallen is ANTICIPATED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Friday, 23 July 2010 at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00.

    The date and time is ANTICIPATED for Friday, 23 July 2010.

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    REPATRIATION - Corporal Brian Pinksen

    Corporal Brian Pinksen
    2nd Battalion Royal Newfoundland Regiment
    1st Royal Canadian Regiment Battlegroup

    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on Monday, August 30th, 2010. Corporal Brian Pinksen, 21, a member of 2nd Battalion Royal Newfoundland Regiment (2 RNR), based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Corporal Pinksen died of his injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device (IED) whilst on a dismounted foot patrol in the Panjwai District last week. Corporal Pinksen was in hospital in Ramsden, Germany, at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre, since August 25th.. The loss of this brave Canadians brings our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 152. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.

    Corporal Pinksen served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    The remains of our fallen is CONFIRMED to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Thursday, 2 September 2010 at 14h00. The cortege is anticipated to repatriate the remains of our fallen arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h15 - 17h00

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    Captain Francis Cecil PAUL - No Repatriation

    Captain Francis Cecil PAUL
    28 Field Ambulance



    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes, Captain Frank Cecil PAUL, 53, of Badger Newfoundland. Captain PAUL died of natural causes on February 10th, 2010, whilst on leave at home in Newfoundland. Captain PAUL was a member of 28 Field Ambulance, stationed in Ottawa. Captain Paul has been added to the list of brave Canadians who have fallen in the Afghan mission, bringing our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 153. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    Captain PAUL served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    There is no repatriation for Captain Paul as he has been laid to rest in Canada.

    Statement By The Minister Of National Defence On The Death Of Captain Francis Cecil Paul
    NR - 10.140 - November 26, 2010

    OTTAWA – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the death of a Canadian Forces member serving Canada’s mission in Afghanistan:

    “I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Captain Francis (Frank) Cecil Paul. Captain Paul passed on February 10, 2010, while at home in Canada on leave from his tour of duty in Afghanistan. His selfless and courageous service to our nation will be remembered by all who knew him. Today, Captain Paul is rightfully taking his place among his comrades who fell helping Afghans build a brighter future for themselves.

    Captain Paul will be remembered as a professional, dedicated soldier who was proud to serve his country as part of this UN-mandated, NATO-led mission. His service to Canada has earned the recognition and the respect of us all.

    He will be missed by the Canadian Forces family, his community and Canadians everywhere – we will always remember him.”

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    Repatriation delayed 24 Hours- Cpl Steve Martin

    Corporal Steve Martin
    3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment (Van Doos)


    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes on Saturday, 18 December 2010.Corporal Steve Martin, 24, a member of the 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment (Van Doos), based in Quebec was lost due to an IED explosion whilst on dismounted patrol in the Panjwa'i District, south of Kandahar. Cpl Martin has been added to the list of brave Canadians who have fallen in the Afghan mission, bringing our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 154. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.

    Cpl Steve Martin, served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    The remains of our fallen are anticipated to arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, on Wednesday, 22 December 2010, at 14h00. The cortege will repatriate the remains of Cpl Martin arriving at the Toronto boundary at approximately 16h30 - 17h00.

    The date and time is confirmed.
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