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429 Transport Squadron
Information
Role Transport
Aircraft Operated CC-177 Globemaster III
Home Station CFB Trenton
Motto "FORTUNAE NIHIL" (Nothing to chance)
History
Date Founded November 7, 1942
Badge Argent on a mount Vert a Bison Gules hoofed and horned Or the head lowered
Notable Battle Honours English Channel and North Sea 1943-1945, Baltic 1943-1945, Fortress Europe 1943-1944, France and Germany 1944-1945, Biscay Ports 1943-1944, Ruhr 1943-1944, Berlin 1943-1944, German Ports 1943-1944, Normandy 1944, Rhine, Biscay 1943-1944

429 Transport Squadron of the Canadian Forces Air Command is one of three transport squadrons attached to CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario. The squadron was originally formed as a bomber squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) attached to RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War.

History

The squadron was formed in 1942 as the 429 (Bomber} Squadron RCAF, at RAF East Moor and disbanded on May 31, 1945.

The current transport role was established at RCAF Station St Hubert on June 21, 1967 as 429 Tactical Transport Squadron and in August 1981 renamed 429 Transport Squadron. The final move was in 1990 to 8 Wing in Trenton, Ontario. As part of the Canadian Forces Transformation, 429 was merged into 436 Transport Squadron in 2005.

The squadron was reformed two years later when Canada purchased four CC-177 strategic transport aircraft. 429 Squadron still forms a part of 8 Wing at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

Aircraft used by 429 include:

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