412 Transport Squadron

412 Transport Squadron is the only 8 Wing Trenton unit based in the National Capital Region. The squadron maintains a three hour notice-to-move posture 365 days a year in support of Government of Canada and Canadian Armed Forces global transport requirements. Though primarily known for VIP transport, the CC-144 Challenger is also capable of command-and-liaison and emergency medical evacuation roles in support of CAF operations.

The squadron operates two different Bombardier CC-144 Challengers; the CC-144B (civilian model 601) and the CC-144C (civilian model 604).

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 more economical, efficient and effective operations.

Wing badge

PROMPTUS AD VINDICTA
(Swift to avenge)

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

History

The complete squadron history is available at the National Defence, Directorate of History and Heritage.

Aircraft

Contact information

412 Transport Squadron
200 Comet Private
Ottawa ON  K1V 9B2