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417 Combat Support (CS) Squadron Commanding Officer, Major Alexia Hannam (right) and Incoming 417 CSS Honorary Colonel, Kendra Kincade salute for the National Anthem during the HCol Investiture Ceremony held on March 1, 2019.
Photo: AB Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

417 Squadron has a new Honorary Colonel

March 12, 2019 at 9:52 am

Bio provided by HCol Kendra Kincade Speaker, philanthropist, air traffic controller, there is no doubt that Global Woman of Vision award winner, winner of the NAV Canada Chairman’s Award, and Honorary Colonel, Kendra Kincade is a true inspiration, a beautiful reminder to us all that it is possible to intentionally change your life and live your dreams. Overcoming a decidedly challenging early life which left her dejected and disillusioned, a single mother raising four children,Read More

The crew in Arviat: Sgt Steph Richard, Sgt Chris Samson, Capt Eileen Sudul and Maj Alexia Hannam.
Photo: 417 Squadron

Weekend SAR call sends 417 Squadron on 1,500-mile round trip

June 26, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Jeff Gaye 417 Combat Support Squadron responded to a Search and Rescue call on Saturday, June 16 that took them all the way to Arviat, Nunavut. Arviat is on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay between Churchill, Manitoba and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. “Yeah, we had quite the weekend,” said 417 Squadron’s Commanding Officer Maj Alexia Hannam. “It started with a phone call at 9:30 in the morning talking about the possible tasking. “It was forRead More

A 417 Squadron Griffon helicopter was sent to Lansdowne Lake in northern Saskatchewan last Tuesday.
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417 Squadron rescues three men from remote Saskatchewan location

May 15, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Jeff Gaye A CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 417 Squadron was sent to Lansdowne Lake in northern Saskatchewan last Tuesday to rescue three men. The men had spent a weekend at their cabin and were taxiing their Cessna 185 on the lake ice Monday morning to leave for home. While they were taxiing, the left main landing gear dropped into a hole in the ice. They managed to leave the plane and return to their cabin.Read More

Photo: Cpl Andrew MacLean, 4 Wing Imaging

4 Wing tour makes science come alive for Elizabeth School students

January 16, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Jeff Gaye Grade 6 students from Elizabeth School visited 4 Wing last week as part of their science studies. The students are studying flight, and teacher Danielle O’Connor said the tour helped make the concepts real. “The kids loved it,” she said. “The people at the base are just fantastic.” “The students can identify the elevators, the ailerons, the rudders on the planes. They understand how lift works from actually seeing it on the planesRead More

Paddlers rescued from Beaver River

October 10, 2017 at 5:21 pm

The Courier CFB Cold Lake units rescued two kayakers in response to a 911 call September 29. Personnel from 11 MP Flight found the paddlers on the Beaver River near the base. One was a military member, the other a civilian. Both were suffering from hypothermia. The MPs and 4 Wing Fire Department personnel treated them at the scene, and 417 Squadron transported them by helicopter to the Cold Lake hospital for further treatment.

After ten weeks in BC, 417 Squadron is coming home.
Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu

BC lifts state of emergency, 417 Squadron comes home

September 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Jeff Gaye With the province of British Columbia lifting its state of emergency last Friday, members of 417 Squadron have finally come home to Cold Lake. The squadron deployed July 9 on Operation Lentus, the name given to Canadian Armed Forces domestic support for areas affected by natural disasters. They had been helping the province deal with its unprecedented season of wildfires. Their CH-146 Griffon helicopters returned Sunday, with some personnel and equipment returning byRead More