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About 435

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About 435

The mission of 435 "Chinthe" Transport and Rescue Squadron is to conduct air mobility and search and rescue operations.

435 Squadron tasks include airlift of freight and passengers, air-to-air refuelling of fighter aircraft in Canada and around the world and search and rescue operations.

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435 History

435 Squadron was formed on 1 November 1944 in Gujarat, India during the Burma Campaign, flying the Douglas Dakota in support of the Fourteenth Army. After war's end, the unit was relocated to England, where it provided transport to Canadian Army units in Europe.

Deactivated on 1 April 1946 in England and re-activated three months later at RCAF Station Edmonton, the squadron relocated a few miles north to RCAF Station Namao in 1955, flying the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar. 

The unit was re-equipped with the C-130B Hercules in 1960 and upgraded to the C-130E in 1966. The squadron was moved to 17 Wing Winnipeg in 1994, operating from Hangar 16. The squadron currently remains in Winnipeg as part of 19 Wing operating the C-130H Hercules.

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Event Highlights

Events of note will be the unveiling of 435 Squadron commemorative tail art and a Gala held at the Canadian Human Rights Museum

CC-295

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The Future of 435

The Airbus C295 will be the next generation of search and rescue fixed-wing aircraft for Canada. The first aircraft is expected to be operational for SAR in 2021 and 435 is expecting to be operational with the new aircraft in 2022.


"The Airbus C295 aircraft will be a game-changer for search and rescue in Canada" - Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence of Canada

Schedule of Events

26 Apr 2019 Friday

Tail Art Reception

17 Wing Officers Mess, CFB Winnipeg, MB

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26 Apr 2019 Friday

Tail Art Reception

Join us for a reception and unveiling of the commemorative tail art. Reception to be held at the 17 Wing Officers Mess starting at 1800. Dress will be dress of the day or casual. 

17 Wing Officers Mess, CFB Winnipeg, MB

27 Apr 2019 Saturday

75th Anniversary Gala

Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Winnipeg, MB

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27 Apr 2019 Saturday

75th Anniversary Gala

You are invited to attend this historic gathering of Chinthes from both past and present. Cocktails will be followed by a 3 course steak and chicken dinner, and an evening of socializing and re-connecting with music from the RCAF Band. Please register below. Cost per ticket is $67. Dress is Semi-Formal, mess kit optional. If a vegetarian meal is required, please advise when ordering, with the name of the attendee desiring that meal. Cocktail reception beginning 1800, Dinner at 1930.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 17.

Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Winnipeg, MB

28 Apr 2019 sunday

Alumni Breakfast

10AM

Radisson Hotel

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28 Apr 2019 sunday

Alumni Breakfast

One last time for the 75th alumni to get together. 1000 at the Radisson Hotel, 288 Portage Avenue.

10AM

Radisson Hotel

Register

Reserve tickets for the Gala here. While tickets are not required for the Friday night reception, please advise if you will be attending. If you are a 435 alumni, please include any good stories or comments you may have on your time with 435, as well as which years you were a member of the squadron.

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75 Years of 435 Squadron

Location

Hotels

We have secured discounted rates at the following hotels - mention you are with the 435 Sqn 75th Anniversary:


Inn at the Forks/ 75 Forks Market Rd      (204) 942-6555

$179 King/Queen, $189 King/Queen Deluxe


Fairmont Inn/ 2 Lombard Pl      (204) 985-6240

$129 Starting price

Canadian Human Rights Museum

85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0H9, Canada