Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 09, 2008 14:46 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Soldier Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2008) - Our fallen soldier, Sergeant Prescott Shipway, an infantryman with the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Manitoba, returns home to Canada tomorrow.

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

When: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.

What: At the wishes of the families, media will be permitted on the tarmac.

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

Sergeant Shipway was killed after his armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during a security patrol in Panjwayi District, September 7, 2008 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Kandahar time. Seven other soldiers were injured in the incident.

Note to Editors/News Directors:

Interested media must contact Captain Mark Peebles, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811, ext. 2041, (613) 243-6358 (mobile), or at:

Inquiries regarding the deceased or the funeral ceremony may be addressed to the Land Force Western Area Headquarters Public Affairs Officer, at cell phone (780) 719-8721 or (780) 973-4011 extension 1942 during normal working hours.

For all other queries, please contact the Media Liaison Office at (866) 377-0811.

For flight information, please contact the Air Passenger Terminal at 1-800-487-1186.

Contact Information

  • Information: 1-866-377-0811 / 613-996-2353
    After hours: 613-792-2973