Ti­gers from 439 Squa­dron in Nor­thern Ca­na­da

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - NOUVELLES -

The last month has been bu­sy for the Ti­gers from 439 Squa­dron who par­ti­ci­pa­ted in two exer­cises in on­ly a few weeks.

From 19 to 23 Sep­tem­ber, 439 Squa­dron took part in a na­tio­nal scale search and re­scue exer­cise, the 2016 SAREX, held this year in Yel­lowk­nife, Nor­th­west Ter­ri­to­ries. SAREX 2016 high­lights the im­por­tance of par­ti­ci­pa- tion in spe­cia­li­zed mis­sions and rea­lis­tic trai­ning in search and re­scue to en­sure that crews are ready to re­spond to Ca­na­dians in dis­tress. Ta­king ad­van­tage of the fact that they were al­rea­dy de­ployed in the north of the coun­try, mem­bers of 439 Squa­dron ex­ten­ded their trip by near­ly a month in the Nor­th­west Ter­ri­to­ries and Yu­kon to hold their own moun­tain flying exer­cise. The crew consis­ted of nine mem­bers of the Squa­dron ( 2 pi­lots, 1 flight en­gi­neer, two tech­ni­cians and four search and re­scue tech­ni­cians), who rea­ched these nor­thern areas of Ca­na­da aboard a CH- 146. A long jour­ney from Ba­got­ville! In Sep­tem­ber, the squa­dron al­so par­ti­ci­pa­ted in two lo­cal search and re­scue mis­sions in sup­port of the Sû­re­té du Qué­bec. Oc­to­ber pro­mises to be just as bu­sy for the Ti­gers!

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