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    NEWS | Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King in Canadian Armed Forces
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    Last Flights for Canadian CH-124 Sea King


    Sea King CH-124 #17 painted in original Royal Canadian Navy colors performed cross-country flight in recognition of their 55 years of service. The CH-124 Sea King has flown more than 550,000 flight hours with the Canadian Armed Forces since 1963

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    Last Flights for Canadian CH-124 Sea King


    Helis, November 29, 2018 - In 1963, the then Royal Canadian Navy acquired 41 Sikorsky CHSS-2 Sea King helicopters to be used from the ships of the fleet.

    In 1968, under “The Canadian Forces Reorganization Act”, the Sea Kings were unified under one command and later re-designated CH-124. They were split between coasts serving the Vancouver Island base as well as three squadrons in Halifax.

    These helicopters were upgraded in the 1980s with the addition of new passive acoustic capabilities and again in the 2000s with more robust engines, heavier gear box and new electronics.

    28 remain today. The last unit, the 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, began receiving its replacement, the CH-148 Cyclone, last August.

    Sea King #417 has been painted in original Royal Canadian Navy colors. On June 13, 2018, a crew from 443 Squadron left Shearwater on her in a cross-country ferry flight from home base at Shearwater to Patricia Bay. Over the summer took part in various airshows. It is expected that #417 will remain at 443 Squadron as a “gate guardian”




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