Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

April 08, 2009 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Forces to Pay Tribute to Fallen Health Services Personnel

CFB BORDEN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 8, 2009) - General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, and Brigadier-General Hilary Jaeger, Commander Canadian Forces Health Services Group, will host a rededication ceremony at the Canadian Military Medical Services (CMMS) Memorial at Canadian Forces Base Borden.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009

Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Location: CMMS Memorial
CF Medical Service School/CF Dental Services School
CFB Borden

The monument, which was unveiled in November 1984, has recently been re-inscribed with the names of all Canadian military health services personnel who have fallen in service to Canada since the Boer War, including six frontline medical technicians who have died in Afghanistan.

The rededication ceremony will be preceded by the first annual CF Health Services Memorial March, in which a group of 30 CF personnel will march 13.94 km, or 10 metres for every name inscribed on the monument.

(Note: The monument is located at the intersection of Ortona Rd and El Alamein Rd. If entering the base from Angus, follow Cambrai Rd to El Alamein Rd and turn left. If entering the base from Alliston, follow Ortona Rd to El Alamein Rd.)

Contact Information

  • Lt Jennie Jones
    Base Public Affairs Officer
    705-424-1200 (local 3162)
    Lt (Navy) Crystal Myers
    CF Health Services Group PAO
    613-945-6588 / 613-220-6758
    Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
    After hours: 613-792-2973