2020 News 

Canadian Armed Forces members recovered from Stalker 22 crash identified

June 20, 2020 – On June 18, 2020, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario identified the remains of four of the six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members killed in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash of April 29. Remains of the following CAF members have been positively identified: • Captain Kevin Hagen, Pilot, originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia • Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Air Combat Systems Officer, originally from Bécancour, Quebec • Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, Naval Warfare Officer, originally from Truro, Nova Scotia • Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, Airborne Electronic…

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2020 News 

Statement from the family of Master Corporal Matthew Cousins

May 29, 2020 – On April 29, 2020 Matthew Cousins was tragically taken from us during a NATO exercise in the Ionian sea while serving aboard the H.M.C.S Fredericton. Matthew’s career in the Canadian Armed Forces spanned 26 years. His interests took him from being a reserve Infantryman, to a regular force RMS Clerk, and eventually an Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator. As a loving father and family man these career decisions were influenced by his need to provide more stability for his family. As his children grew, the adventure of…

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2020 News 

Search efforts transition to recovery mission following helicopter accident

May 1, 2020 – Today, the search and rescue efforts of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) officially transitioned into search and recovery efforts, following Wednesday’s tragic accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter in the Mediterranean Sea. At this time, one member, Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, a Marine Systems Engineering Officer, originally from Toronto, Ontario, has been confirmed deceased. The missing five members who were aboard the aircraft are now officially considered missing and presumed deceased: Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, Pilot, originally from New Glasgow, Nova…

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