Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 08, 2008 14:20 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Soldier Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Our fallen soldier, Private Colin William Wilmot, 24, of 1 Field Ambulance, based out of Edmonton, Alberta is scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.

When: Wednesday, July 9, 2:00 p.m.

What: Media are invited to view the arrival; however, no interviews will be given.

Present to pay their respects at tomorrow's repatriation ceremony will be the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and other dignitaries.

Pte Wilmot suffered critical injuries at approximately 12:50 a.m., Kandahar time, on July 5 and later died when an explosive device detonated near a dismounted security patrol in Panjwayi District.

Contact Information

  • Lieutenant Annie Morin
    CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    613-243-7330
    morin.mva@forces.gc.ca
    or
    Inquiries regarding the deceased may be addressed to,
    Major Dave Muralt
    Senior Public Affairs Officer
    Land Force Western Area Headquarters
    780-973-1944 (Cell)
    muralt.da@forces.gc.ca
    or
    All other queries:
    Media Liaison Office
    866-377-0811
    or
    Flight information
    Air Passenger Terminal
    1-800-487-1186