Training Centre Ground Breaking for New Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft

Media Advisory

December 7, 2017 – Comox, B.C. – Government of Canada

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to invest in Canadian Armed Forces Search and Rescue capabilities and ensure personnel have safe and modern facilities in which to work and train, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will attend a traditional sod-turning ceremony for the new Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Training Centre.

The commitment to operationalize the newly acquired Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue aircraft fleet was made through Canada’s new defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.

Minister Sajjan will hold a media availability following the event.

Date:               December 8, 2017

Time:              10:00 (PST)

Location:        19 Wing Comox
                         Lazo, British Columbia
                         V0R 2K0

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Notes to editor / news director:

Media are requested to confirm attendance by 9 a.m. (PST) on December 8, by contacting the 19 Wing Comox Public Affairs at or by phone at (250) 339-8201.

Media representatives covering the event are asked to arrive at the parking lot of the Base Dining Facility no later than 9:45 a.m. (PST) to be met by Wing Public Affairs.


Byrne Furlong
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-3100

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353

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