429 Transport Squadron

8 Wing Trenton has been home base to 429 Transport Squadron since 1990. The Squadron has performed a wide range of air transport roles on behalf of Canada - everything from delivering humanitarian aid to disaster zones around the world to ferrying supplies to Canadian troops deployed around the world.

429 Squadron has flown a variety of aircraft throughout its history, although the massive CC-177 Globemaster III is the only aircraft the squadron flies today.

The RCAF began using the giant airlifter within days of receiving the first Globemaster in the summer of 2007 and crews have been busy ever since delivering on their mission - to develop and maintain a globally responsive capability that enables the Canadian Armed Forces to reliably impact all theatres of operations with relevance and unlimited reach.

The CC-177Globemaster can fly more cargo, faster and further, than the aircraft formerly used by the squadron - the CC-130H Hercules.

Squadron badge

FORTUNAE NIHIL
(Nothing to chance)

Significance: The bison is a fierce and powerful animal, indigenous to Canada.

History

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

Equipment

Contact information

429 Transport Squadron
8 Wing, CFB Trenton
PO Box 1000 Station Forces
Astra ON  K0K 3W0

Phone: 613-392-2811 ext. 7058
Fax: 613-965-2096
E-mail: 429sqn@8wing.dnd.ca