Chief of the Defence Staff reacts to the tragic death of Captain Thomas McQueen


November 29, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, issued today the following statement:

“Every day, members of the Canadian Armed Forces prepare themselves for the responsibility of shielding their fellow citizens from harm.  That training is both rigorous and demanding.  It has to be. 

“Sadly, that training has claimed the life of one of our own.  Captain Thomas McQueen was a dedicated RCAF officer with 10 years of service. To his comrades and coworkers at 4 Wing Cold Lake, I offer my sympathy. I encourage you to seek solace and support in this difficult time.”

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