Historical Aircraft

442 (T&R) Squadron Comox BC – 1981


From the Totem Times, Comox, 17 September 1981

The Base Commander, CFB Comox is pleased to announce that 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron has been selected as the recipient of the Mynarski Trophy by the Royal Canadian Air Force Association, and as such becomes the first two-time winner of the award.

The trophy is presented annually by the RCAFA in recognition of excellence in Search and Rescue operations and is a testimony to the dedication and professional performance of all personnel associated with 442 Squadron.

Over the last 12 months, 442 Squadron has been involved in several extremely demanding rescues, including that of the MV Prinsendam, the Squamish Flood, and FIREWOOD I, involving the rescue of a USNavy helicopter crew in Washington State. Also significant was the squadron’s excellent annual operational evaluation, and its commendable flight safety record during the last year.

The official presentation of the Mynarski Trophy will take place in Peterborough, Ontario on 8 October 1981 at the annual convention of the RCAF Association. Lieutenant-Colonel Gord Diamond, Commanding Officer 442 Squadron will be present to accept the trophy on behalf of the squadron.