A Search and Rescue CC-115 Buffalo aircraft from Canadian Forces Base Comox flies over the coastal area of British Columbia. The CC-115 Buffalo and CC-130 legacy Hercules are to be replaced by a new nation-wide fleet and while the make of the new aircraft has not yet been announced, the site of the accompanying training facility was announced Thursday as Comox, 19 Wing. .

A Search and Rescue CC-115 Buffalo aircraft from Canadian Forces Base Comox flies over the coastal area of British Columbia. The CC-115 Buffalo and CC-130 legacy Hercules are to be replaced by a new nation-wide fleet and while the make of the new aircraft has not yet been announced, the site of the accompanying training facility was announced Thursday as Comox, 19 Wing. .

Comox selected as home of new SAR training facility

Major economic impact to region

  • Oct. 20, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Record staff

According to media reports, 19 Wing Comox has been named as the training facility for the new search and rescue fixed wing aircraft.

The announcement is the culmination of more than a year’s work by a 12-person Comox Valley Economic Development Society team, which had been promoting the Comox site as the best of the four possible locations for the training centre.

The other locations being considered for the training centre were 17 Wing Winnipeg (Man.), 8 Wing Trenton (Ont.), and 14 Wing Greenwood (NS).

For local reaction to the announcement, see Tuesday’s Record.

 

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