canada 406 Squadron

Canadian Armed Forces

406MOTS : 406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron

1941 to present    

Formed in May 1941 as an RAF unit at RAF Acklington in Northumbria, UK. Disbanded at Predannack in Cornwall on 1 Sep 1945. Reformed in Jul 1972 as VT406 at CFB Shearwater with a mix of Sea Kings and fixed-wing Trackers for maritime operational training. When the Trackers left for CFB Summerside in summer 1981, the unit was redesignated HT406.

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Virtual Reality Rescue Hoist Simulator for CH-148, 09-Jan-18 : Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc will build and deliver a new virtual reality rescue hoist simulator for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Maritime Helicopter CH-148 Cyclone


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2015/    CH-148 Cyclone
1972/18CH-124 Sea King

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
61-382 ch-124 1967 12439 : CAF; 1990 type:CH124A 406Sqn./439
Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4039 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-382, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4039, 1967;+