437 Transport Squadron

Squadron Badge

Significance: Nicknamed the "Husky Squadron", this unit adopted as its badge a husky's head indicative of its Second World War function of glider towing and the transportation of essential freight.

8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Trenton has been home base for 437 Transport Squadron (TS) since 1961, providing the wide range of support services essential for the Squadron's many and varied national and international missions.

437 TS 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 CC-150 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 TS 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.

437 TS are proud of their motto "Omnia Passim" (Anything, Anywhere) and commit themselves to perpetuating their outstanding record of achievement.



OMNIA PASSIM (Anything, anywhere)


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

Our Contact Details

437 Transport Squadron
8 Wing Trenton
P.O. Box 1000, Stn Forces
Trenton, Ontario K0K 3W0