Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

April 10, 2007 17:15 ET

Media Advisory/DND: Fallen Soldiers Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 10, 2007) - Our fallen soldiers, Sgt Donald Lucas, Cpl Brent Poland, Cpl Aaron Williams, Pte David Greenslade, Pte Kevin Kennedy, members of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (2 RCR), based at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, and Master Cpl. Christopher Stannix, a member of the Princess Louise Fusiliers, from Halifax, are scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Wednesday, April 11, 5 p.m.
What: At the wishes of the families, media are not invited to view
the arrival from the tarmac, and no interviews will be given.

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

The soldiers were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their LAV-III armoured vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately 13:30 hrs Kandahar time on April 8, approximately 75 km west of Kandahar City, near the border between Helmand and Kandahar provinces.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

Questions may be directed to Capt. Nicole Meszaros, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811 ext. 2041, mobile (613) 391-5233 or at:

For flight information, contact the Air Passenger Terminal at 1-800-487-1186.

Contact Information

  • 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    Nicole Meszaros
    613-392-2811, ext. 2041
    Mobile: 613-391-5233