Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 16, 2006 10:26 ET

Media Advisory: Fallen Soldiers Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 16, 2006) - Our fallen soldiers, Sgt. Darcy Tedford and Private Blake Williamson, members of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR), based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, are scheduled to return home to Canada today.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Monday, October 16, 9 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.

Both were killed when their unit was ambushed near the new Panjwayi development road, at approximately 3:10 pm (Afghanistan time), October 14, 2006.

Contact Information

  • Note to the Editor/News Director:
    8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    Capt. Nicole Meszaros
    613-392-2811 ext. 2041
    mobile 613-391-5233
    For flight information:
    Air Passenger Terminal