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CFB Trenton

Last modified: 20 Mar 2020

Country: Canada    Region: Ontario

Locale: Trenton

Latitude: 44° 6' 38" N     Longitude: -78° 27' 52" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


44 6'54"N 7732'24"W CFB Trenton, ICAO: CYTN is Canada's air mobility force base responsible for search and rescue in central Canada and homebase of:
- 8 Wing with its fleet of tactical transport and search and rescue aircraft.
- 412 Trsp Sq operating CC-144 Challengers (stationed at Ottawa)
- 424 Trsp & Rescue Sq responsible for search and rescue coverage in central Canada operating CH-146 Griffons and CC-130 Hercules.
- 426 Trsp Training Sq providing training facilities for air mobility crews on all current aircraft
- 429 Trsp Sq operating CC-177 Globemaster IIIs
- 436 Trsp Sq operating CC-130 Hercules
- 437 Trsp Sq operating CC-150 Polaris
- 2 Air Movements Sq supporting Wing flying ops as well as airlift activity on deployed ops "Anywhere In The World".
- 8 Air Maintenance Sq providing mission capable aircraft through safe, efficient maintenance and support to Canadian Forces ops worldwide
- 8 Air Reserve Flight providing a supplementary Ready Personnel Reserve
- CFS Alert is also a subordinated unit of the 8th Wing (See CFS Alert)
- Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit: SpecOps Cmd unit dealing with weapons of mass destruction

Lodger units;
- CF Airspace Warfare Centre with 434 Test & Eval Sq;
- SAR Network Ops Comms Center;
- Joint Rescue Coordination Center;
- Army Advanced Warfare Center;
- Canadian Forces Aircrew Selection Centre (CFASC)
- 1 Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Sq (ATESS)
- 8 Air Communication and Control Sq (8 ACCS); a dislocated unit under 2 Wing command


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