437 (Transport) Squadron
8 Wing/CFB Trenton has been home base for the Huskies since 1961, providing the wide range of support services essential for the Squadron's many and varied national and international missions.
437 Squadron is currently equipped with five CC-150 Polaris (A-310 Airbus) Aircraft, a familiar sight not only in the skies around Trenton, but also across Canada and around the world. The Polaris replaced the aging Boeing 707 in April 1997.
Our primary role is long-range transport of personnel and equipment - and VIP airlift. Examples include operations in support of the Canadian Forces, NATO and numerous United Nations and Red Cross initiatives.
437 Squadron has earned an excellent reputation in the role of VIP transport. Members of the Royal Family, the Prime Minister, the Governor General and various heads of State have been frequent passengers.
The Huskies are proud of their motto "Omnia Passim" (Anything, Anywhere) and commit themselves to perpetuating their outstanding record of achievement.
A Husky's head. Nicknamed the "Husky Squadron", this unit adopted as its badge a husky's head indicitive of its function of the glider towing and the transportation of essential freight.
OMNIA PASSIM - "Anything Anywhere"
Mr John See has been 437 Squadron’s Honorary Colonel since Jun 09. HCol See is currently a member of the TD Bank Financial Group wealth management division operating committee, overseeing the businesses of TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage.
On 14 September 1944 437 Transport Squadron formed at Blakehill Farm, England. During the war, the Squadron operated from England, Belgium and Norway. On 16 June 1946, the squadron was disbanded at Odiham, England. The squadron reformed at RCAF Station Trenton on 1 October 1961 and has remained there since.
- France and Germany 1944-1945
- Arnhem, Rhine, Gulf and Kuwait.
437 has flown these Aircraft
- Avro Anson
- Douglas CC-129 (DC-3) Dakota
- Canadair CC-106 Yukon
- Boeing CC-137 (707)
- Airbus CC-150 Polaris (A310)