429 (Transport) Squadron
8 Wing Trenton has been home base to the Bisons since 1990 and has performed a wide range of air transport roles on behalf of Canada - everything from delivering humanitarian aid to disaster zones around the world to ferrying supplies to Canadian troops in Afghanistan.
429 Transport Squadron has flown a variety of aircraft throughout its history, although the massive CC-177 Globemaster III is the only airframe the squadron flies today.
The Air Force began using the giant airlifter within days of receiving the first Globemaster in the summer of 2007 and crews have been busy ever since delivering on their mission - to develop and maintain a globally responsive capability that enables the Canadian Forces to reliably impact all theatres of operations with relevance and unlimited reach.
No wonder the Bisons are proud of their new aircraft and what it can do on behalf of Canada and Canadians - the Globemaster can fly twice as fast and in half the time of the aircraft formerly used by the squadron - the CC-130 Hercules. That translates into delivering people and supplies faster than ever before - wherever and whenever it is needed the most.
The scope of this aircraft is unparalleled by any strategic airlifter Canada has ever flown before.
The 429 (T) Squadron badge depicts a bison's head lowered on a mount. The bison is a fierce and powerful opponent indigenous to Canada.
FORTUNAE NIHIL - "Nothing to chance"
429 Bomber Squadron formed at East Moor, England, on 7 November 1942. It served in England throughout the war and disbanded there on May 31, 1945.
The squadron reformed at RCAF Station St. Hubert on June 21, 1967 as 429 Tactical Transport Squadron flying the CC-115 Buffalo.
In August 1981, it was renamed 429 Transport Squadron and, in 1990, moved to 8 Wing Trenton where it flew the CC-130 Hercules until the summer of 2005 when the squadron was disbanded due to Air Force transformation.
In July of 2007, the squadron was reformed at 8 Wing Trenton in order to begin operating the CC-177 Globemaster III. The squadron currently operates four Globemasters.
- Vickers Wellington
- Handley Page Halifax
- Avro Lancaster
- CC-115 Buffalo (1967, St-Hubert for Canadian Forces Mobile Command)
- Lockheed CC-130 Hercules
- Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III
429 (T) Squadron
8 Wing, CFB Trenton
P.O. Box 1000, Station Forces
Phone: (613) 392-2811 Ext 7058
Fax: (613) 965-2096