Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 10, 2010 11:08 ET

Russell Williams' Release From the Canadian Forces Complete

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2010) - The final steps to process the release of Mr. Russell Williams from the Canadian Forces have been completed, including the retrieval of his South-West Asia Service Medal with Afghanistan bar, Canadian Forces' Decoration with clasp, and his Commission Scroll.

Prior to these steps being taken, Russell Williams' administrative release was approved and his Commission was revoked by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on October 22, 2010. 

Additionally, on November 17, 2010, the Canadian Forces retrieved military clothing, equipment and publications that had been issued to him by the Canadian Forces. The clothing was disposed of on November 18, 2010. 

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