Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

January 14, 2013 22:37 ET

Media Advisory: Minister MacKay in Trenton for the Departure of the Canadian Armed Forces CC-177 Aircraft

8 WING CFB TRENTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2013) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, will attend the departure of a CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft and personnel to assist the French Government in transporting military equipment to Mali. Minister MacKay will make short remarks prior to an extended photo opportunity. The plane will depart Trenton at 8:00 a.m. for Istres-Le Tubé, a large multi-role French Air Force base located near Istres, northwest of Marseille, France.

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 7:00 a.m.
Where: Passenger Terminal, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, Ontario. 8 Wing public affairs officer will meet the media at the main lobby; parking spots are available in front of the Passenger Terminal.

Notes to editor / news director: To confirm attendance, interested media are requested to contact Captain Christopher Daniel by email at, no later than 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Media representatives are asked to arrive before 7:00 a.m. to facilitate registration. Please be ready to present proper press identification.

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