Canadian Forces establish soldier, 29, killed in live-fire coaching train in Alberta

OTTAWA — A 29-year-old Military reservist from British Columbia has been recognized because the soldier killed throughout a coaching train at a navy base in Alberta.

The Canadian Armed Forces says Cpl. James Choi of the Royal Westminster Regiment in New Westminster was shot late Friday night time whereas collaborating in live-fire coaching at CFB Wainwright.

Choi, who was serving alongside members of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Gentle Infantry on the time, was handled on the scene earlier than being airlifted to an Edmonton hospital.

He died Saturday morning.

The incident is beneath investigation.

Condolences have poured in from high navy officers, in addition to Federal Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.

“The Canadian Armed Forces, the Defence Staff and Canadians are mourning the lack of considered one of our personal, Cpl James Choi,” Sajjan mentioned in an announcement.

“ The Division of Nationwide Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces will likely be there for his household throughout these tough occasions as we grieve alongside you.”

Chief of the defence workers Gen. Jonathan Vance and Canadian Military commander Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre additionally prolonged their condolences to Choi’s household and colleagues.

“The lack of Cpl James Choi, a devoted, hard-working and highly-respected soldier, is devastating,” Eyre mentioned in an announcement.

“Our ideas and prayers are together with his household, mates and fellow troopers at this most tough time. All the Canadian Military household grieves together with his family members and can help them in any method they want.”