436 (Transport) Squadron – 2014
As the only tactical air transportation unit in the RCAF, 436 Transport (T) Squadron has a rich history of achievements in fulfilling its mandate of delivering combat power on behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces direct to the point of need, anywhere, anytime. This past year was a particularly demanding year and one in which the Sqn’s accomplishments speak for themselves. In recognition of the past year’s achievements, 436 (T) Sqn “Canucks UnIimited” is nominated for the Gordon R.
McGregor Memorial Trophy.
After years of hard work, 436 (T) Sqn declared Initial Operational Capability of the CC-130.1 Fleet. The Sqn now boasts a Registered Quality Management System certified to AF9000 Plus standard. Integral to attaining this registration, the Sqn adopted a comprehensive organizational culture change based on continuous improvement. By trialling and implementing new and more effective ways of doing business, 436 (T) Sqn has realized a marked increase in efficiency. Additionally, the Sqn received its Technical Airworthiness Accreditation and achieved superior results from a 1 Canadian Air Division Operational Standardization Visit audit. 436 (T) Sqn has succeeded in its efforts to develop and expand airborne tactical capabilities including covert air—Iand, heavyequipment airdrop and tactical formation. Combined, these new capabilities now meet the operational
mandate for the Sqn and facilitate air-land integration as well as provide an ability to operate seamlessly with coalition partners. As a further testament to its strong work ethic, the Sqn was able to achieve these major milestones while implementing Defence Resource Management Information System (DRMIS).
Over the past year, 436 (T) Sqn conducted an impressive array of tasks both domestic and abroad. Internationally, 436 (T) Sqn conducted numerous missions in direct support of the Canadian Armed Forces. These include SERPENTEX, supporting a fighter sqn deployment to France, and exercises NABERUS, CROCODILE, FLINTLOCK and FULCRUM supporting SOFCOM which also fostered air—Iand integration training with partner nations in Africa. As well, 436 (T) Sqn participated in
CRUZEX Flight 13, during which Canada participated for the first time by deploying aircraft, aircrew and maintenance personnel to Natal, Brazil. The Sqn also participated in JOAX and GREEN FLAG in the US. .
Domestically, 436 (T) Sqn supported the Government of Canada’s policy objective of increasing Canada’s footprint in the North. ln response’, 436 (T) Sqn conducted routine resupply to CFS Alert, two OP BOXTOPs, as well as support to the Canadian Army’s Arctic sovereignty
exercises ARCTIC RAM and NANOOK. Exercise ROYAL GUNFIGHTER witnessed the first mass airborne drop in many years where 436 (T)`Sqn dropped over 150 paratroopers in less than 40 seconds from a four—ship formation and for the first time in 30 years, the Sqn landed a CC-130 on a frozen lake ice runway during GUERRIERE NORDIOUE, validating increased abilityto operate in the North. 436 (T) Sqn also supported northern fire evacuation missions and participated in a major air
disaster training exercises in the North.
In addition to meeting and exceeding operational demands, 436 (T) Sqn’s focus on fostering a culture of continuous improvement ultimately increased its capabilities and enhanced its ability to meet mission requirements. 436 (T) Squadron is well positioned to take on whatever challenges the future may hold while carrying out the mission of protecting Canadian interests and projecting Canadian values on behalf of all Canadians and are worthy of unit recognition.
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