Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 29, 2011 13:06 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - Our fallen comrade, Corporal Yannick Scherrer of the 1st Battalion Royal 22e Régiment, based at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier, Quebec, will return home to Canada tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing, CFB Trenton, Ontario.
   
When: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 2 p.m.  
   
What: At the request of the family, media will be permitted on the tarmac.  

Corporal Scherrer was killed after an improvised explosive device detonated while on operations in the Panjwa'i district of Kandahar Province, at approximately 12:00 p.m. local time on March 27, 2011. 

Note to Editors/News Directors:

Media representatives are asked to confirm their attendance with Captain Jen Jones, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, Tel: (613)965-2041 or e-mail: jennifer.jones@forces.gc.ca.

Media representatives should arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Captain Jen Jones.

As this is a solemn and formal occasion, all attending are requested to dress appropriately.

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