Bell CH-118 Iroquois
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The Iroquois was used at various bases to provide a light transport and search-and-rescue ability. 118110,
seen here, was flown by 417 Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. 417 previously flew Canadair CF-104
Starfighters and took over the CH-118s from Cold Lake Base Flight in the early 90's.
The Iroquois was phased out in favour of the Bell CH-146 Griffon.
This Iroquois's Rescue paint scheme identifies it as belonging to 417 Combat Support Squadron at CFB Cold Lake,
where it is seen here flying over the hangar line. 417 Sqn was reformed at Cold Lake on 1 April, 1993 to
take over the duties of Base Rescue Flight, a very important duty considering the extensive amount of
training continually ongoing at the base, the vast wilderness areas which comprise the air combat ranges,
and the base's semi-isolation in northern Alberta.
10 Iroquois were bought in 1968 to provide light transport for the Army. They were used by the
Air Force for light transport and search-and-rescue services on Canadian airbases.
This one, 118103, was operated by 417 Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake and spent most of its time
ferrying supplies and personnel from the base to the facilities on the Primrose Lake Evaluation Range.
All CH-118s were replaced by the Bell CH-146 Griffon in the mid 1990's..