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Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough’s remains returned to Nova Scotia with Highway of Heroes parade

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Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough’s remains returned to Nova Scotia – May 13, 2020

Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough has been laid to rest on Monday evening after she was honoured with a procession down the province’s Highway of Heroes.

The procession began at Halifax Stanfield International Airport around 6 p.m. and was led by military police and the Veterans UN NATO Group “brigade of motorcycles.”

Cowbrough, a 23-year-old marine systems engineer from Halifax, was one of six on board the Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter that crashed off the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea on April 29. Her body was the first to be recovered.

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‘Amazing Grace’ rings out as procession for Sub-LT. Abbigail Cowbrough comes to end – May 11, 2020

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The helicopter was returning from a training activity at the time of the crash. The aircraft was based on the Canadian Forces frigate HMCS Fredericton, which was deployed as part of a NATO mission called Operation Reassurance.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation. DND says the search for remains is continuing.

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