Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

March 30, 2011 09:44 ET

Public Service Announcement: Memorial Motorcade for Our Fallen Comrade Schedule

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - The motorcade carrying our fallen comrade, Corporal Yannick Scherrer, from 1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, based at CFB Valcartier, Quebec, will be travelling on Highway 401 West, this afternoon.

Cpl. Scherrer was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated during a dismounted partnered patrol in the Panjwa'i district of Kandahar Province at approximately 12 p.m. (noon) Kandahar time on Sunday, March 27, 2011. He was serving with 1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group.

The aircraft carrying our fallen comrade will arrive at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton at 2 p.m. this afternoon. The motorcade is expected to leave the base no later than 3 p.m., travelling west on the "Highway of Heroes" and is expected to arrive in Toronto at approximately 5 p.m. Motorists are advised this may cause a delay in rush-hour traffic.

Contact Information

  • Captain Ron Kronstein
    416-633-6200 Ext 5503