Timeline: Col. Russell Williams
March 7, 1963
England — David Russell Williams born to Christine Nonie & Cedric David Williams.
Williams, then known as Russ Sovka, attended public grade school in Scarborough, Ontario.
Williams switched to a private boarding school, Toronto's Upper Canada College, just over a year before high school graduation.
Williams enrolled at University of Toronto's Scarborough Campus studying Economics and Political Science.
He graduated in 1986 and announced to his friends that he was going to pursue a career in the military.
Chilliwack, B.C. — Williams attends basic training and gets into the Air Force.
Portage La Prairie — Williams 'earns his wings' in 1990. He would log over 6000 hours in the air before his February 2010 arrest.
January 1, 1991
Portage La Prarie — Williams is promoted to Captain.
June 1, 1991
Portage La Prairie — Russell Williams and Mary-Elizabeth Harriman are married at a small ceremony.
Shearwater, Nova Scotia — Williams is posted to 434 (Combat Support) Squadron. He works in "electronic warfare & coastal patrol" and flies the CC-144 Challenger — the same jet that is used for VIP flights.
Ottawa — Williams is posted to 412 (Transport) Squadron and begins flying VIPs in the Challenger jet.
Ottawa — Williams promoted to Major and begins a new job working as Director General Military Careers where he served as the multi-engine pilot career manager.
July 19, 2004
CFB Trenton — Williams takes command of 437 Squadron.
August 27, 2004
Tweed — Williams acquires a cottage at 62 Cosy Cove Lane, Tweed for $178,000.
September 3, 2005
CFB Trenton — Williams flies a jet carrying Red Cross workers and relief supplies to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Persian Gulf — Williams is deployed for a six-month tour commanding the Theatre Support Element at the secret Canadian military base, Camp Mirage.
July 21, 2006
CFB Trenton — Williams hands over command of 437 Squadron. He is then posted to Ottawa to oversee the acquisition of the Forces' new CC177 Globemaster III aircraft. He will work under Lieutenant General Angus Watt at this posting.
July 15, 2009
CFB Trenton — Col. Russell Williams is sworn in as Commander of 8 Wing Trenton.
December 17, 2009
Ottawa — Williams and his wife Mary Elizabeth Harriman have moved out of their Orleans home. They acquire their new home on Edison Ave in the Ottawa suberb of Westboro for $693,819.00.
January 7, 2010
CFB Trenton — Col. Williams gives an interview to local paper, the Intelligencer, saying, "What has really impressed me in the last few months is how outstanding the support from the local community continues to be."
January 12, 2010
CFB Trenton — Following the earthquake in Haiti, Col. Williams oversees the deployment of many planeloads of relief workers and supplies from the Trenton tarmac.
January 15, 2010
CFB Trenton — Williams is awarded his First Clasp for 22 years of "faithful service to the Canadian Forces and Canada."
February 8, 2010
Belleville — Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Marie France Comeau and Jessica Lloyd. He also faces two counts of forcible confinement and sexual assault in relation to the September attacks.
April 29, 2010
Belleville — Williams is charged with 82 break, enter and theft — related offences.
August 26, 2010
Belleville — Williams appears in court via video link and waives his right to a preliminary inquiry. He will next appear in Superior Court October 7th.