439 Squa­dron 100 % Ope­ra­tio­nal

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - NOUVELLES -

Last months were real­ly busy for mem­bers of 439 Squa­dron.

In ad­di­tion to a trai­ning exer­cise in Whi­te­horse, and sup­por­ting the ope­ra­tions and trai­ning of crews from 444 and 424 Squa­drons, the Ti­gers fi­nal­ly rea­ched 100% ope­ra­tio­nal rea­di­ness in No­vem­ber.

Th­rough a concer­ted ef­fort by all of its mem­bers, 439 Squa­dron suc­cee­ded in en­su­ring that all of its ma­te­rial and hu­man re­sources were avai­lable at the same time. The th­ree squa­dron he­li­cop­ters and all the crews were then rea­dy to fly.

The last time the stars ali­gned for 439 Squa­dron was more than ten years ago, in 2005.

To mark this event, mem­bers of 439 Squa­dron were trans­por­ted to a loo­kout in the

Mont Va­lin area and the unit’s th­ree he­li­cop­ters flew in­to for­ma­tion to create an ex­cep­tio­nal group pho­to.

In ad­di­tion to this achie­ve­ment, 439 Squa­dron is ce­le­bra­ting its 75th an­ni­ver­sa­ry this year. One of the squa­dron’s he­li­cop­ters ( num­ber 439) was pain­ted in black and yel­low ti­ger stripes, the em­blem of the Squa­dron. Everything came to­ge­ther per­fect­ly for this his­to­ric pho­to.

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