Operations and Special Events

Alouette Mobile


1997 Homestead, AFB

1999 Eglin, AFB

2002 Homestead, AFB


Defence Test and Evaluation Organization (DTEO)  Boscombe Down. UK

Boeing Vertol HC-2A

Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERO) Boscombe Down, UK

Merlin HM1



1971 Comox, BC, Canada

1972 Tengah, Singapore, UK

1973 Edinburgh, South Australia, Australia

1974 Whenuapai, Auckland, Australia

1975 Greenwood. NS, Canada

1976 Kinloss, Scotland, UK

1977 Edinburgh, South Australia, Australia

1978 Whenuapai, New Zeland

1979 Greenwood, NS, Canada

1980 St Mawgan, Cornwall, UK

1981 Edinburgh, South Australia, Australia

1982 Whenuapai, New Zeland

1983 Greenwood, NS, Vanada

1984 Edinburgh, South Australia, Australia

1985 Kinloss, Scotland, UK

1986 Edinburgh,South Australia, Australia

1987 Greenwood, NS, Canada

1988 Edinburgh,South Australia, Australia

1989 St Mawgan, Australia

1990 Greenwood, NS, Canada

1991 Edinburgh, South Australia, Australia

1992 Kinloss, England

1993 Greenwood, NS

1994 Edinburgh

1995 Kinloss

1996 Whenuapai

1997 Comox, BC

1998 Edinburgh

1999 Kinloss, Scotland

2000 No competition

2001 Edinburgh

2002 Kinloss

2003 Pearce

2004 No competition

2005 Whenuapai

2006 Kinloss, Scotland


2008 Comox, BC



Fincastle Apr - May 2008.  Only worn at the Mess on Friday Night


Fincastle Official

Fincastle World Tour

Cope Thunder

Yearly Air Combat Exercise held at Eielson AFB, Alaska with the 353rd Combat Training Squadron.

Cope Thunder

Red Flag


Exercise held around Hawaii involving ships and aircrafts of many countries

























2012 XXIII







Strong Resolve 98

Spain/ Portugal March 9 to 21, 1998

Tandem Thrust 99

UNIFIED SPIRIT 2000 (A NATO exercise held every two years to train the armed forces of member nations in joint and combined operations.  The waters off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland )

    October 2000

Volkit, The Netherlands


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)





Canadian Forces in Afghanistan 

Operation Enduring Freedom. October 7th, 2001. Named OP Apollo under Canadian Operation)


Operation Athena.  August 2003 to December 2011


  Located at Camp Mirage

Multi National Brigade (Regional Command South) as part of International Security Assistance Force.  February 2006




Operation Mentor and Liason Team (OMLT).  August 2006

    This is a repro/fake

Regional Command (RC) South. February 2008

Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing. December 2008

Joint Task Force Afghanistan

Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (CEFCOM), Ottawa

Joint Task Force Afghanistan. December 2008

Operation Argus (September 2005 to August 2008)

Operation Archer (July 2005 to August 2009)

Operation Athena  - South West Asia (July 2003 to December 2011)

Kandahar Airfield

Joint Task Force Afghanistan Headquarters, also Headquarters of Task Force Kandahar

Canadian Contingent at COMKAF (Commander, Kandahar Airfield)

Canadian Contingent at ISAF Regional Command (South) Headquarters 

Task Force Kandahar, part of ISAF RC (South)

Task Force 3-06 (Operation Athena Rotation 2) (August 2006 -

1st Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group (1RCR BG) 

Task Force 1-07 (Operation Athena Rotation 3)

2nd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group (2RCR) 

    2 is for Number 2 Platoon and the Red Triangle for the Gulf Company of the 2nd Battalion

Task Force 3-07 (Operation Athena Rotation 4)

5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5CMBG)

Task Force 1-08 (Operation Athena Rotation 5) (February 2008 - August 2008)

2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Task Force 5-08

2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

Task Force 3-08 (Operation Athena Rotation 6) (August 2008 - February 2009)

3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group

Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Group stands up 6 December 2008

Task Force 5-09

1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

Task Force 1-09 (Operation Athena Rotation 7) (March 2009 - November 2009)

2nd Battalion Royal 22e Regiment Battle Group

Task Force 3-09 (Operation Athena Rotation 8) (November 2009 - May 2010)

1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Light Infantry Battle Group

Task Force 6-09

5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

Task Force 1-10 (Operation Athena Rotation 9) (February 2010 - October 2010)

1st Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group

Task Force 3-10 (Operation Athena Rotation 10) (October 2010 - July 2011)

1st Battalion The Royal 22e Regiment Battle Group

Task Force 5-10

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

Combat Mission ends 7 July 2011

Mission Transition Task Force

    This is a repro/fake.  Should read MTTF, not MTTI


Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing (6 Dec 2008 -  )

Tactical Aviation Unit

Task Force Canuck

Canadian Helicopter  Force Afghanistan (Task Force Freedom)

Arid approved

Roto 0

Roto 7

Roto 8

Arid Prototypes (not approved)


Roto 11

The Canadian Heron UAV Detachmennt (Task Force Erebus)


Task Force Faucon

Theater Support Element

Military liason staff at the Embassy of Canada

A detachment of the NSE



                             Operational Mentor and Liaison Team


Canadian Contingent, ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Headquarters (Kabul)

Canadian Contingent, COMKAF (Commander and Senior Airport Authority at Kandahar Airfield)

Task Force Kandahar

Operation Mentor and Liaison Teams (OMLT)

Task Force Kandahar Engineer Regiment

Task Force Kandahar

Task Force Kandahar Signals Squadron

Civil-Military Co-operation assets

Health Services Unit (HSU)

Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit (R3MMU)  at Kandahar Airfield 20052010

National Support Element

Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team

Canada Flag Infrared

Canadian Forces Identifying Badge

NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (NTM-A)

Mission Transition Task Force (MTTF)

Operation Attention. May 2011

Task Force Erebus




Accius (UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA))

    November 2002 - June 2005

Addition (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE))

    August 2000 - June 2003

Allied Force

Allied Forces South Tactical Evaluation Program  (Naples Italy)

Altair (CF Contribution to the International Campaign Against Terrorism, Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf) Region)

    January 2004 - August 2005

Apollo (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international campaign against terrorism. Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf) region)

    Now called Southwest Asia


Archer (Canadian contribution to Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan)

part of the Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A)

    2005 - Present

Argus (Strategic Advisory Team, Afghanistan)

    September 2005 - to present)

Array Encounter


Artisan (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the Rinas Airfield Rehabilitation Project in Tirana, Albania)

    August 2000 - August 2001

Assistance (Canadian Forces (CF) activities following the Red River Valley flooding. Manitoba)

    April - May 1997

Augural (Darfur: Western Sudan (African Union)

    2005 to

Calumet (Multinational Force and Observers (MFO),Sinai)

    2005 to

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to mine-removal operations in Cambodia)

    1993 - June 30, 2000

Caravan (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the French-led Interim Emergency Multinational Force in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC))

    June - July 2003

Chaperon (Canadian Forces Military Observer to the United Nations Military Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP))

    February 1996 - September 2001

Central (Canadian Forces (CF) humanitarian assistance to a hurricane in Central America) (Honduras)

    November 1998 - December 1998

Clean Hunter 2000

Eggebek, Germany


Coalitions Forces Combined Air Operations Center Enduring Freedom HQA IRAQI FREEDOM AL UDIED QATAR

Constable (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH))

    July 1997 - November 1997

Crocodile (UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), Democratic Republic of the Congo)

    2005 to

Danaca (UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), Golan Heights)

    2005 to

Deny Flight

Desert Storm


Title    Desert Cats  The Canadian Fighter Squadron in the Gulf War

Author    David Deers

ISBN    0-919195-13-X

Determination (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the multinational force stationed in the Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf) area to compel Iraq to comply with United Nations inspection agreements) (Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf) Area)

    February - May 1998

Direct Endeavour

Eagle Assist

Echo Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR) and Kosovo Force (KFOR))

    June 1998 - December 21, 2000

Eclipse (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE))

    November 2000 - June, 2001

Boreas (European Union Force (EUFOR),Bosnia-Herzegovina)

    2005 to -

Forage (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the NATO operation ESSENTIAL HARVEST in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia)

    August 2001 - September 2002

Foundation (Tampa, Florida)

    2005 -




Fusion (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to Operation CONCORDIA , the European Union (EU) mission in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM))

    April - May 2003

Guld War 1991

Halo (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH))

    March - August 2004

Hamlet (CF Contribution to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti Headquarters (MINUSTAH HQ),Haiti)

    2005 to

Harmony (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) (Balkan Region )

    February 1992 - December 1995





Nato Mission Iraq

Operation Impact


2014 to

Air Force






CP-140 Aurora

Air Mobility Detachment

Air Task Force


Erbil, Iraq




Role 2

Joint Task Force




Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve

Canadian Traning Assistance Team (CTAT-J)

Operation Soprano, South Sudan

International Military Advisory Training Team (IMATT), Sierra Leone)

    2005 to

Iolaus (Iraq)

2005 to

Operation Joint Endeavor

Maple Resolve

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Jade (UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), Jerusalem

    2005 to

Joint Guardian  (Kosovo)

    1999 - 2005


Kinetic (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to KFOR, the NATO peacekeeping force that operated in Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM))

     June 1999 - June 2000

Liane (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the United Nations (UN) Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

    September - November 2003

Megaphone Atlantic Ocean (Canadian Forces boarding of the GTS Katie)

    July - August, 2000


Operation Mobile

25 February 2011 - 31 October 2011

Joint Task Force Malta

Task Force Naples

Task Force Charlottetown

Task Force Libeccio (Central Mediterranean (Lybia March 2011 to October 2011)



Task Force Vancouver 

Muskox 1946

Noble Eagle

Palladium (NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR))

    December 1995 - December 2004

Peregrine (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to firefighting operations in British Columbia)

    August - September 2003

Persistence (Canadian Forces activities following the crash of Swissair flight 111 off Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Ocean)

    September 1998

Operation Polar Bear (February 1959)



    February 1997 to August 1997

Proteus (Jerusalem)

    2005 to

Provide Comfort

Prudence (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA))

    April 1998 - November 1999

Quadrant (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to international missions in Kosovo)

    July 1999 - September 2002

Operation Reassurance (

Operation Reassurance (Central and Eastern Europe) 2017

Operation Reassurance (Romania)

ATF Iceland 2017

Operational Support Hubs

OHS Europe 2009 -

OHS Kuwait 2011 -

OHS Latin America and the Carribean (LAV) June 2016 -

Record (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM))

    May 1991 - August 15, 2001


Recuperation (Canadian Forces activities following the ice storm in east central Canada.  New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario)

    January - February 1998

Reptile (UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNASMIL))

    November 1999 - July 2005

Safari (United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

    2005 to

Sharpguard (Enforcement of the United Nations Embargo of the Former Republic of Yugoslavia)

    1993 to 1996

Sirius (Canadian Forces' participation in the NATO Campaign Against Terrorism)

    October - December 2004

    February - March 2005

Snowgoose (UN Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Cyprus)

    2005 to

Solitude (Canadian Forces Military Advisor and Senior Military Liaison Officer to the Special Representative of the Secretary General in West Africa (SRSG West Africa ))

    March 2003 - March 2004

Operation Strong Resolve

Structure (Ampara, Sri Lanka)

    December 2005 - March 2005

Support (Canadian Forces activities directly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. North America)

    September 2001

Tactical Air Meet

Tactical Fighter Meet

Tactical Weapons Meet

Task Force K-Bar (Afghanistan 17 October 2001 to 30 March 2002)

Task Force Mali (2018)

408 Squadron

Dutch Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Group Roto 1

The 1997 APEC Summit (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, British Columbia )

    November 1997

The United Command Military Armistice Commission (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to UNCMAC in South Korea.

    July 1953 - June 2000

Torrent (Canadian Forces (CF) humanitarian assistance to an earthquake in Turkey)

    August 1999 - September 1999

Toucan (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the International Force in East Timor (INTERFET) and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET))

    October 1999 - April 2001

Tiger Meet

1968 Lahr, Germany

1976 Baden Sollingen, Germany

1983 Baden Sollingen, Germany


RAF Upperhevford


1991 RAF Fairford

1992 Albacete, Spain

1994 Cambrai, France

1995 Balikesir, Turkey

1997 Fairford, England

2001 Cold Lake, Alberta

2003 Cambrai, France


Unison (Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the Government of Canada response to the U.S. relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Katrina)

    September 2005 - Present

William Tell



Mig 29 Tour