Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 19, 2013 09:00 ET

Military Police Complete Investigation at 444 Combat Support Squadron

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2013) - On July 27, 2012, the Wing Commander of 5 Wing Goose Bay requested an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a 444 Combat Support Squadron helicopter flight to No Name Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, the investigative arm of the independent Canadian Forces Military Police, completed this investigation on February 14, 2013.

"The Canadian Forces Military Police conducted this investigation to determine if there was any improper use of Canadian Forces military equipment. After a thorough investigation, Canadian Forces Military Police have uncovered no evidence to suggest the commission of any offence under the Code of Service Discipline or the Criminal Code of Canada," said Colonel Tim Grubb, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal. "During the course of this investigation it was determined that this flight was conducted as a local training flight in support of maintenance to a Department of National Defence (DND) facility at No Name Lake, and not as adventure or survival training as originally reported."

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is a Military Police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to DND property, DND employees and Canadian Forces personnel serving in Canada and around the world.

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