Tactical helicopter squadrons prepare for deployment to Mali

Image Gallery News Article / May 23, 2018 From the Royal Canadian Air Force Helicopters and personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 450 and 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadrons completed an exercise on May 22, 2018, to validate their capabilities in anticipation of an eventual deployment of a Task Force to Mali as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The pre-deployment preparation achieved the integration of the CH-146 Griffon and CH-147F Chinook helicopters, the validation of the Forward Aeromedical Evacuation capability, and certification of the headquarters…

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‘Somebody’s thinking about these boys’: New memorial in German town to honour doomed RCAF bomber crew Memorial to Lancaster LL687 will mark the spot where bomber fell in 1944, killing 7 Canadian airmen By Stephen Smith, CBC News Posted: Jul 09, 2017 6:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 09, 2017 1:27 PM ET Audrey Somers has done her best over the last 73 years to put the death of her 23-year-old brother Harold behind her, but it’s caught up with her yet again. ‘That day was like a scythe’: Montreal and the casualty lists of Vimy…

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408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron deploys in support of Operation Impact

 News Article / April 18, 2017 From National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces About 60 members of 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, based at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base in Edmonton, Alberta, departed on April 17, 2017, for northern Iraq. There, they will assume the duties of the Tactical Aviation Detachment of Air Task Force–Iraq as part of Operation Impact, the Canadian Armed Forces’ commitment to the fight against Daesh. “The Royal Canadian Air Force is proud to be part of the Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution to the ongoing fight against Daesh,”…

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Passing of Mother Goose

RAYNER, Henrietta May “Molly” Peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on December10, 2015 at the age of 96. Loving wife of the late Don. Will be sadly missed by two daughters and her extended family in Ontario, Quebec, Australia and Wales. During World War II, Molly cooked for and was known as “Mother Goose” to the 408 Squadron Private family services have will be held. Interment at St. Elias Cemetery Please visit the Book of Memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com

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Avro Lancaster KB882 Found a New Home

Argunners Magazine As Warbirds News reported back in February  the combat veteran Avro Lancaster KB882 which has long been on outside display in Edmundston, New Brunswick was set to move to a new home. The local town council, which owns the former RCAF bomber, had come to the sad conclusion that they no longer had the means to care for the rare aircraft in its deteriorating state, and decided they had to pass the torch to another group, even if that meant that KB882 had to leave its home in…

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408 Squadron officer wins Ironman World Championship military division

408 Squadron officer wins Ironman World Championship military division  News Article / January 14, 2015 Major Joel Maley is the squadron aircraft maintenance and engineering officer at 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS) at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Edmonton, Alberta. He has competed at the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA, for three consecutive years. 2014, however, will go down as the most memorable because he won the military division in the first year that the Championship opened the military division to countries other than the United States. “This is…

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408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron crew rescues seriously injured hiker

By RCAF public affairs Members of Edmonton-based 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS) rescued a seriously injured hiker near Cline River Heliport on Monday, September 22, at approximately 3:45 p.m. MDT. A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 408 THS was conducting a Landing Zone (LZ) reconnaissance flight in support of the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Basic Mountain Operations Course when it received a radio request from the nearby Cline River Heliport to assist a seriously injured hiker. Responding to a life-threatening situation, the Griffon…

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408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron practices interoperability with local health authority

News Release / August 27, 2014 The aircrew of a CH-146 Griffon Helicopter from 408 Tactical Squadron take time to get a group photo with staff from the local hospital in Trail British Columbia as part of Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014 on 22 Aug, 2014.   Trail, BC – A CH-146 Griffon helicopter landed and practiced patient transfer operations at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, British Columbia, on August 22, 2014. Four Griffon helicopters are supporting Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014, a training exercise involving roughly 400 Reserve Force…

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CH-146 Griffon helicopters in Trail area for Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014

A CH-146 Griffon helicopter landed and practiced patient transfer operations at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, British Columbia, on August 22, 2014. Four Griffon helicopters are supporting Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014, a training exercise involving roughly 400 Reserve Force soldiers from 39 Canadian Brigade Group from August 18-28, 2014. Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014 is a culmination of training that has gone on throughout the year, and confirms soldiers’ skills and readiness to respond to domestic emergencies or international operations. “It’s rare to have a chance like this, to…

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