Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 10, 2009 14:54 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Soldier Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Our fallen soldier, Private Alexandre Péloquin, from the 3e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier near Quebec City, returns home to Canada tomorrow.

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

When: Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

What: At the wishes of the families,
media will not be permitted on the tarmac.

Present to pay their respects will be Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, Mr. Laurie Hawn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Chief of the Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

Private Péloquin was killed when an explosive device detonated during a foot patrol in the Panjwai District. The incident took place in an area south-west of Kandahar City at around 9:20 a.m., Kandahar time, June 8, 2009. He was serving as a member of the 2e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group.

Contact Information

  • Interested media may contact
    Lieutenant Annie Morin
    8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    613-392-2811, ext. 4565
    613-243-7330 (mobile)
    For general queries
    Media Liaison Office
    On weekends 613-792-2973
    For flight information
    Air Passenger Terminal