Members of the Air Det onboard HMCS Fredericton kindly asked us if we could make a design available on a blue shirt for them to wear. It would be an honour and a privilege to print those for them and anyone that supports them.
As per all of our products on Tactical 74, we give $2 to VETS Canada and we will give $3 for every shirt to the families of all of those affected by this tragedy.
The money will be given to the HALIFAX MFRC to be distributed back to the families of our fallen friends. In honour of Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, Captain Kevin Hagen, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, and Master Corporal Matthew Cousins.
Fair winds and following seas.
MS Pierre Lacombe
FCS, HMCS Calgary
Owner of Privateer Factory
Official CAF News release:
April 30, 2020 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
One member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was killed on Wednesday April 29, 2020 and five other members remain missing following an accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter.
Killed was Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, a Marine Systems Engineering Officer, originally from Toronto, Ontario.
Confirmed missing are:
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
HMCS Fredericton and NATO allies continue to search for the other five members of the helicopter’s crew.
The helicopter was deployed in the Mediterranean Sea with HMCS Fredericton as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 under Operation REASSURANCE. At the time of the accident, the Canadian ship was conducting collaborative training with Italian and Turkish ships. The Cyclone was conducting concurrent flight operations.
The CAF are providing our members and their families with as much support as possible to include a wide range of resources to help them through this difficult time.
A RCAF Flight Safety team will depart Canada shortly to investigate the circumstances of the accident and will begin their work immediately upon arrival.