No. 437 Squadron RCAF


No. 437 Squadron RCAF

CF Squadron
squadron=437 "Husky" Squadron


role=Transport
aircraft=CC-150 Polaris, Boeing CC-137
home=CFB Trenton
motto=OMNIA PASSIM"Anything Anywhere"
sign=
wing=8 Wing
founded=September 14, 1944
badge=A husky's head affronte erased
honours=France and Germany 1944-1945, Arnhem, Rhine, Gulf and Kuwait
was=

437 Husky Squadron is an Air Force unit with the Canadian Forces. Based at CFB Trenton. It is responsible for long range airlift for the CF.

Squadron History

Formed in England in 1944 is provided general transport until disbanded in 1946.

Reformed at Trenton in 1961 it was initially equipped with CC-106 Yukon. It was re-equipped with the CC-137 Husky (Boeing 707) in 1972. While operating the Husky it provided Air to Air Refueling in addition to transport service.

437 squadron frequently supports government dignitaries while on official visits including the Queen and the Prime Minister of Canada.

The squadron currently operates the CC-150 Polaris, a modified version of the Airbus A310.

External links

* [http://www.rcaf.com/squadrons/400series/437squadron.php www.rcaf.com]
* [http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/site/hist/437sqn_e.asp DND - 437 Squadron History]


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