Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 21, 2010 12:25 ET

Media Advisory/24 Delay: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2010) - Due to weather related delays, the repatriation of our fallen comrade, Corporal Steve Martin of the 3rd Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, based at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier, Quebec, has been delayed by 24 hours and is now tentatively scheduled for tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing, CFB Trenton, Ontario.
When: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 2 p.m.
What: At the request of the family, media will not be permitted on the tarmac.

Present to pay their respects will be His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada; The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence; Mr. Habibullah Qaderi, the Consul General of Afghanistan (Toronto); and other dignitaries.

Corporal Martin was killed after an improvised explosive device detonated while on operations in the Panjwa'i district of Kandahar Province, at approximately 12:30 p.m. local time on December 18, 2010. 

As this is a solemn and formal occasion, all attending are requested to dress appropriately.

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