Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 14, 2010 13:42 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2010) - Our fallen comrade, Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, based in Edmonton, Alberta, returns home to Canada tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.

When: Monday, February 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

What: At the request of the families, media will be permitted on the tarmac.

Present to pay their respects will be Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

Corporal Baker was killed and four other soldiers were injured as a result of a training accident. The incident occurred near Kandahar on 12 February 2010.

Corporal Baker was serving with the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team.

Contact Information

  • Interested media may contact Captain Annie Morin
    8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    613-392-2811-4565
    annie.morin@forces.gc.ca
    or
    For general queries
    Media Liaison Office
    1-866-377-0811 or 613-996-2353
    On weekends 613-792-2973
    or
    For flight information
    Air Passenger Terminal
    1-800-487-1186