408 Squadron

Commanding Officer

Lieutenant-Colonel Jim Shewchuk Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Jim Shewchuk was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1996 and earned his pilots wings in 1999. After CH146 Griffon conversion training he commenced flying operations with 1 Wing at 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS). During this time he completed tours...

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Squadron CWO

Chief Warrant Officer Wallace Portrait CWO Allan Wallace was born in Burlington, ON and enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in May 1992. As a Marine Engineer, he worked with the Navy on both coasts and achieved the rank of Master Seaman before transferring to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as an Avionics Technician in...

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HONORARY COLONEL

  HCOL  J’lyn Nye  J’lyn Nye was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Edmonton, AB, in July 2015. Honorary Colonel Nye was born in Smiths Falls, ON and raised in Belleville and Sault Ste.Marie.  She graduated from Confederation College in Thunder Bay, ON, with a Broadcasting Radio and Television Diploma. Currently the Afternoon Talk Show host at 630...

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Former Commanding Officers

  Wing Commander Nelles W. Timmerman DSO,DFC,MiD CD 24 Jun 1941 – 25 Mar 1942 Wing Commander Pitt Clayton DFC 26 Mar 1942 – 14 Apr 1942Wing Commander Jack Twigg (KIA) 18 May 1942 – 26 Aug 1942Wing Commander D.S. Ferris DFC 01 Sept 1942 – 27 Oct 1943Wing Commander Alex C. Mair DFC (KIA)

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