Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

May 13, 2008 19:06 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Forces to Transport Emergency Relief Supplies for Burma

TRENTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Forty metric tonnes of emergency relief supplies will be loaded onto a CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft at CFB Trenton tomorrow, for delivery to Bangkok, Thailand. This shipment is part of the initial $2 million commitment Canada made on May 5, 2008 to respond to Tropical Cyclone Nargis.

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Aircraft loading will start at 0800 and aircraft will depart at 1300 hrs Eastern Time. Aircraft loading may only take 1-2 hours.

Where: CFB Trenton, 2 Air Movement Squadron Passenger Terminal, North off highway #2.

Note to editors / news directors: Members of the media planning to attend the event may contact 8 Wing PAO for more information. On the day of the event, members of the media are asked to liaise directly with Maj Isabelle Robitaille, Senior 8 Wing PAO, 613-392-2811 ext 4565

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