Paratrooper Vigil

A Vigil was held at Garrison Petawawa yesterday marking the 50th anniversary of the death of 7 paratroopers. 

On May 8, 1968, 7 paratroopers were killed during a training exercise on the Garrison, when they landed in the icy waters of the Ottawa River. The paratroopers who died were a part of the 2nd Signal Squadron and 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment.