Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 21, 2007 22:22 ET

Media Advisory Reminder/DND: Fallen Soldier Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2007) - Our fallen soldier, Private Simon Longtin, a member of Task Force Afghanistan Roto 4, based out of Kandahar, Afghanistan, is scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.



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

When: Wednesday, August 22, 11:00 a.m.

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


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

Pte Longtin succumbed to his injuries after his armoured vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on August 19th, approximately 20 km west of Kandahar City. At the time of the incident, the Canadian convoy was returning from a Forward Operating Base following a re-supply mission from Kandahar Airfield.

Contact Information

  • Interested media must contact Major Isabelle Robitaille
    8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    613-392-2811 ext. 4565
    (mobile) 613-242-3156
    robitaille.mji@forces.gc.ca
    or
    For flight information:
    Air Passenger Terminal
    1-800-487-1186