This from a CF news release:
“One Canadian soldier 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. Killed in action was Corporal Yannick Scherrer, from 1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, based at CFB Valcartier, Quebec serving with 1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group. We are all thinking of the family and friends of our Canadian fallen comrade during this sad time. We will not forget Cpl Scherrer’s sacrifice as we continue to bring security and hope to the people of Kandahar Province ….”
Condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the fallen. We mourn with you.
The good news: nice little piece on what appears to be Canada’s force protection company at Kandahar’s Provincial Reconstruction Team base.
The bad news: the article says the unit was good to go March 20, 2009, but the piece wasn’t shared in English until 163 days later (August 31).
There’s no “old” in “news”.
This, from a Canadian Forces news release:
“A Canadian soldier was killed when an explosive device detonated during a foot patrol in the Panjwai District. The incident took place in an area south-west of Kandahar City at around 09:20 a.m., Kandahar time, June 8, 2009. Killed in action was Private Alexandre Péloquin from the 3e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier near Quebec City. He was serving as a member of the 2e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group ….”
My condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the latest fallen.
Condolences thread at Army.ca.
Congratulations to the incoming Commanding Officer of Canada’s Black Watch, and calls for a bit more homework by a national wire service.
Continue reading “Not QUITE, Canadian Press….”
This, from CanWest News Service:
“The body of Trooper Karine Blais, 21, who died Monday in a roadside bomb explosion northwest of Kandahar City in Afghanistan returned to Canada Thursday. Her remains were brought to CFB Trenton, at Trenton, Ont., at 2 p.m. (Eastern) Her body was to be driven along the stretch of Hwy. 416 known as the Highway of Heroes en route to the coroner’s office in Toronto….”
This from the Canadian Forces:
One Canadian soldier was killed and four others were injured when their armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device north of Kandahar City in the Shah Wali Kowt District. The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m., Kandahar time, on April 13, 2009. The fallen soldier is Trooper Karine Blais, from 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier. Trooper Blais was serving with the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group ….
Condolences to family, colleagues and friends of the fallen, and hopes for a full and speedy recovery for the injured.