429 Transport Squadron

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429 Transport Squadron
No. 429 Squadron RCAF badge.jpg
Country Canada
BranchCanada Royal Canadian Air Force
Current baseCFB Trenton
Motto(s)"FORTUNAE NIHIL" (Nothing to chance)
Battle honoursEnglish Channel and North Sea 1943-1945, Baltic 1943-1945, Fortress Europe 1943-1944, France and Germany 1944-1945, Biscay Ports 1943-1944, Ruhr 1943-1944, Berlin 1943-1944, German Ports 1943-1944, Normandy 1944, Rhine, Biscay 1943-1944, Afghanistan[1]
Argent on a mount Vert a Bison Gules hoofed and horned Or the head lowered
Aircraft flown
BomberVickers Wellington
Handley Page Halifax
Avro Lancaster
TransportDouglas CC-129 Dakota
De Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo
Lockheed CC-130 Hercules transport
CC-177 Globemaster III

429 Transport Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force is one of four squadrons attached to CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario. The squadron was originally formed as a bomber squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) attached to RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War.


The squadron was formed on 7 November 1942 as the 429 (Bomber) Squadron RAF with No 4 Group at RAF East Moor, but reassigned to RCAF under No 6 Group shortly after and disbanded on May 31, 1946.[2] The squadron moved to RAF Leeming in 1943.

The current transport role was established at RCAF Station St Hubert on August 21, 1967, as 429 Tactical Transport Unit and in August 1981 renamed 429 Transport Squadron and moved to CFB Winnipeg. The final move was in 1990 to 8 Wing in Trenton, Ontario. 429 Squadron was disbanded in 2005.

Two years later in August 2007, 429 Squadron was again re-activated, this time operating the CC-177 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft. It used these new aircraft in support of Canada's operations in Afghanistan.

Aircraft used by 429 Sqn include:

World War II

Post War


  1. ^ *Canadian DND - Honours & Recognition for the Men and Women of the Canadian Armed Forces 10th Edition - 2016, pg 46.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2015-11-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  • Canadian Department of National Defence - Honours & Recognition for the Men and Women of the Canadian Armed Forces 10th Edition - 2016. Accessed 14 March 2019