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Six fallen CAF personnel return to Canada on Wednesday

The six fallen CAF personnel involved in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter accident remains will be returning home this Wednesday. 

This afternoon the Canadian Armed Forces announced the details regarding the repatriation ceremony for:

      • Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, Pilot, originally from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
      • Captain Kevin Hagen, Pilot, originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia
      • Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Air Combat Systems Officer, originally from Trois-Rivières, Québec
      • Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, Naval Warfare Officer, originally from Truro, Nova Scotia
      • Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator, originally from Guelph, Ontario
      • Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough Systems Engineering Officer

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 6, at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, at 2:30 p.m.

The CAF CH-148 Cyclone helicopter carrying the six CAF personnel went down over the Ionian Sea off the coast of Greece on April 29, 2020. The aircraft was deployed in the Mediterranean Sea with HMCS Fredericton as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 under Operation Reassurance. 

The HMCS Fredericton departed on Monday, January 20, 2020, for a six-month deployment on Op Reassurance.

Following the ceremony, the motorcade will proceed to Toronto, via the Highway of Heroes.

The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the CAF Facebook page.

For those wishing for information regarding the Highway of Heroes, visit the Facebook page here. 


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