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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