You may have seen the story that has been circulating media channels regarding how little money the federal government has been allocating our military to meet the obligations we put on them at home and abroad.
March 19, 2015, Vancouver Island, B.C. - Mass casualties litter the rigid terrain in a remote location on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Two hikers lie injured in a mountainous region inaccessible by road. And a small multi-engine aircraft is still missing along the coast of mainland British Columbia, the next of kin anxious for positive news of its location.
March 5, 2015, Orlando, Fla. - AgustaWestland has announced it has signed a contract with AAR Airlift Group to provide two next generation AW189 helicopters to perform search and rescue in the Falkland Islands.
Jan. 14, 2015, Trenton, Ont. - The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) rescued eight men adrift on an ice floe near Coral Harbour, Nunavut. The group went adrift on Jan. 9, which initiated a local rescue effort.
Dec. 18, 2014 – Two search and rescue helicopters have declared emergencies while in the air recently.
Nov. 18, 2014, Comox, B.C. - AgustaWestland congratulates the Royal Canadian Air Force crew of search and rescue helicopter “Rescue 903” for winning this year’s Cormorant Trophy.
May 6, 2014, Ottawa - More than 80 personnel from 424 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron, with their CC-130H Hercules aircraft and CH-146 Griffon helicopters, are conducting a search and rescue (SAR) exercise called TIGEREX 2014 in Gatineau, Quebec from May 5 to 9.
April 10, 2014, Bayside, N.B. - A CBC News investigation has revealed that scrambling aircraft on search and rescue false alarms in Atlantic Canada has cost at least $11 million in the last six years.
Jan. 2, 2014, Canberra, Aus. - A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough for the operation Thursday.
Dec. 18, 2013, Kingston, Ont. - The mayor of Kingston, Ont., Mark Gerretsen, says he had concerns about the wooden building that caught fire Tuesday, leading to the dramatic helicopter rescue of a crane operator, well before the flames broke out.
July 5, 2013, Coquitlam, B.C. - The latest mission for Coquitlam Search and Rescue ended in the fourth call this season to their North Shore counterparts for a long-line helicopter rescue.
May 13, 2013, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L. - The death of a former grand chief of the Innu Nation while hunting in Labrador has renewed calls to improve Canada's search and rescue protocols, a provincial politician said Saturday.
Nov. 13, 2012, Ottawa - At a ceremony in London, U.K., Canadian Forces Search and Rescue personnel received the Award of Gallantry from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators for their heroic actions in saving the lives of two Inuit hunters stranded in icy waters near Igloolik, Nunavut, on October 27, 2011.
Oct. 23, 2012, Ottawa - At a ceremony in London, U.K., Canadian Forces Search and Rescue personnel received the Award of Gallantry from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators for their heroic actions in saving the lives of two Inuit hunters stranded in icy waters near Igloolik, Nunavut, on October 27, 2011.
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