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This CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon are part of the Air Task Force assisting with the wildfires in BC.
Photo: CF Combat Camera

417 Squadron helps BC respond to wildfires

July 25, 2017 at 10:58 am

Jeff Gaye Two CH-146 Griffon helicopters and 10 personnel from 417 Combat Support Squadron are in BC to help with the wildfires burning in the province’s interior. At the request of the Province of British Columbia, the Canadian Armed Forces has sent air assets to conduct a variety of tasks, including helping to evacuate people and flying first responders and equipment where they are needed. The squadron’s deployed personnel include a four-person Search and RescueRead More

419 Squadron, which had previously been a unit of 15 Wing and a lodger unit at CFB Cold Lake, was transferred to 4 Wing authority on Friday. Earlier, 431 Squadron, based in Moose Jaw, was transferred from 4 Wing authority to 15 Wing.
Pictured above, 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle receives the 419 Squadron Colours from BGen Sean Boyle.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

419 Squadron comes home to 4 Wing

July 25, 2017 at 10:55 am
The CO’s call sign, and his hockey sweater, are part of the Change of Command. From left: Allison Grover, LCol Mike “Twitch” Grover, Lachlan Marks, LCol Colin “Moose” Marks, William Marks, Amy Marks.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

LCol “Moose” Marks takes command of 419 Squadron

July 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

Jeff Gaye There’s a new Moose in town. LCol Mike Grover passed command of 419 Squadron to LCol Colin Marks last Friday. By squadron tradition, every Commanding Officer adopts the call sign “Moose” in homage to 419’s first CO, John “Moose” Fulton. 419 Squadron conducts Fighter Lead-In Training (FLIT) for Canada and other countries, with an instructor cadre made up of Canadian, British, French and German pilots. At the parade, LCol Grover spoke of theRead More

Alex Sim

419 Squadron remembers HCO Alex Sim

July 25, 2017 at 10:41 am

419 Squadron On July 9, 2017, 419 Squadron’s Honorary Commanding Officer (HCO) Alex Sim passed away in Kamloops, BC at the age of 92. Alex was a veteran of the PPCLI and the Regina Rifles and served in World War II and the Korean War. During WWII Alex stormed the beaches of Normandy as part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. During the Korean War, at the Battle of Kapyong, Alex was presented with theRead More

Cadets from Lightning Flight prepare a hot lunch during a rainy day on their Survival Instructors Course.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

4 Wing command team visits Cadet Summer Training Centre

July 25, 2017 at 10:39 am

Jeff Gaye 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle and Acting Wing Chief Warrant Officer Rob Brassington visited two courses at the Cold Lake Cadet Training Centre last week. Their first visit was to the Survival Instructor Course, where cadets were learning survival skills while also learning how to pass those skills on to cadets at their home units. The course lasts six weeks, and culminates in a four-day solo survival exercise. Flight Sergeant Taegan JameusRead More

Messes leadership team: 
JJ Gray (Mess Manager), Chantel Chatel 
(Admin Assistant), Ashlee Tozer (Functions Supervisor), Courtney McCarthy (Bar Supervisor).
Photo: Jeff Gaye

CFMWS recognizes staff at annual appreciation luncheon

July 18, 2017 at 11:44 am

Jeff Gaye 4 Wing Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services honoured its personnel at a luncheon June 28. Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle and Acting WCWO Rob Brassington presented long service awards to staff members for five, 10 and 20 years of service. PSP senior manager Diana Warbeck presented awards to members who exemplified the core competencies of client service, organizational knowledge, innovation, communication, leadership and teamwork. Long Service Award: Five Years Long Service Award:Read More