TRENTON, Ont. – The bodies of two Canadian soldiers who died in Afghanistan arrived home in Canada today.
The plane carrying their flag-draped coffins touched down at CFB Trenton in eastern Ontario a little after 2 p.m.
Cpl. Christian Bobbitt and Sapper Matthieu Allard died Saturday in a roadside bomb attack in the Zhari district, west of Kandahar.
The two combat engineers served in Afghanistan with the 2e Batallion of the Royal 22e Regiment, based in Valcartier, Que.
Their bodies will be carried along the stretch of Highway 401 known as the Highway of Heroes to the coroner’s office in Toronto.
Since 2002, 127 Canadian soldiers and one diplomat have died during the Afghanistan mission.