412 Transport Squadron

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Significance: The falcon is indigenous to all parts of Canada. Known for its skill and aggressiveness in dealing with its enemies, it has been used for hunting from an early date in history.

412 Transport Squadron is based in Ottawa but belongs to 8 Wing Trenton. It provides high-ranking government officials and foreign dignitaries with VIP air transportation worldwide.

The Squadron currently operates four Bombardier CC-144 Challengers and flies approximately 2800 hours a year.

Transport Canada has been working with the squadron since the closure of Canadian Forces Base Ottawa in October of 1994 when it assumed responsibility for the maintenance of the four CC-144 Challengers. The relationship has since evolved and matured. The result is a more economical, efficient and effective Administrative Flight Service.

Motto

PROMPTUS AD VINDICTAM (Swift to avenge)

History

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

Our Contact Details

412 Transport Squadron
200 Comet Private
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 9B2