Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 10, 2006 13:44 ET

Media Advisory/DND: Fallen Soldier Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 10, 2006) - Our fallen soldier, Trooper Mark Andrew Wilson, a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD), based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, is scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.

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

When: Wednesday, October 11, 7:55 p.m.

What: At the wishes of the families, media are invited to view the
arrival, though no interviews will be given.

Present to pay their respects will be The Minister of National Defence, Gordon O'Connor, and other dignitaries.

Trooper Mark Andrew Wilson was killed October 7, 2006, at approximately 5 a.m. (Afghanistan time), when the RG-31 he was travelling in was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Panjwayi area, approximately 25 km West of Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Contact Information

  • 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
    Capt. Nicole Meszaros
    Public Affairs Officer
    613-392-2811, ext. 2041
    Mobile: 613-391-5233
    For flight information:
    Air Passenger Terminal