429 Transport Squadron

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Significance: The bison is a fierce and powerful animal, indigenous to Canada.

8 Wing Trenton has been home base to 429 Transport Squadron (TS) 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 TS 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 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) 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 429 TS 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.

Motto

FORTUNAE NIHIL (Nothing to chance)

History

The complete squadron history can be found on the Department of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage webpage.

Our Contact Details

429 Transport Squadron
8 Wing, CFB Trenton
P.O. Box 1000, Station Forces
Astra, Ontario K0K 3W0

Phone: (613) 392-2811 Ext 7058
Fax: (613) 965-2096
E-mail: 429sqn@8wing.dnd.ca