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July 09, 2007 11:49 ET

Media Advisory: Helicopter Fly-Past to Mark 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Change of Command Parade

CFB VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - Command of 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron will officially change during a ceremony at 430 Squadron ramp in Valcartier on Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel Marc Bigaouette will succeed Lieutenant Colonel Steve Charpentier as the Commander of 430 Sqn during a change of command parade. Lt.-Col. Charpentier held this appointment since June 2005.

1 Wing Commander Colonel Alain Parent will preside over the transfer of leadership.

Media are invited to attend the change of command parade and should be in position no later than 1:45 p.m. Media photographers and videographers will be permitted to move freely to gather images of the parade on a non-interference basis. A media opportunity with Lt.-Col Bigaouette will be held following the ceremony.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

Media planning to attend are requested to contact Captain Jay Walker 418.844.5000 ext: 5796

Directions to Parade: 430 Sqn is located on the base in Valcartier. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside Hanger 699 co-located with the Sqn.

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