Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

May 30, 2011 14:03 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 30, 2011) - Our fallen comrade, Bombardier Karl Manning, of the 5e Régiment d'artillerie légère du Canada, based at CFB Valcartier, Quebec, serving with the 1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group will return home to Canada tomorrow.

Where:8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When:Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
What:At the request of the families, media will be permitted on the tarmac.

Present to pay their respects will be His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, , Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

Bombardier Manning was found dead from non-combat related wounds at approximately 5:30 a.m. local Kandahar time on May 27, 2011, at Forward Operating Base Zangabad, located 45 Kilometres southwest of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

Interested media may contact Captain Jennifer Jones, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, Tel: (613)965-2041 or e-mail: jennifer.jones@forces.gc.ca.

For general queries, please contact the Media Liaison Office at 1-866-377-0811 or 613-996-2353, or on weekends 613-792-2973. For flight information, please contact the Air Passenger Terminal at 1-800-487-1186.

Contact Information

  • Interested media
    Captain Jennifer Jones
    8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    (613)965-2041
    jennifer.jones@forces.gc.ca

    General queries
    1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
    www.forces.gc.ca

    Flight information
    Air Passenger Terminal
    1-800-487-1186