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Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« on: August 27, 2014, 14:23:26 »
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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 15:41:00 »
Nice indeed.
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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 16:15:28 »
RCN Fleet Air Arm???

Although I realize that the RCN ignores Naval Air as much as the RCAF does, we don't have a Fleet Air Arm.  443 belongs to 12 Wing, 1CdnAirDiv, RCAF; for better or worse.

... and from a historical perspective, 443 was never a RCN squadron.  The RCN Naval Air Helo squadron was HS-50, which was split into HS-423 (later 423(MH)) and HS-443 (later 443(MH)) in 1974. There was also HU-21 was turned into part of VT-406 in 1972 (later HT-406, then 406 (MOTS)).

Oh, and it wasn't the Fleet Air Arm, that's RN, it was the RCN Naval Air Arm.

Although I would rather be truly Naval Air, we wouldn't be any less screwed as the RCN doesn't understand Naval Air any better than the RCAF, and only really cares about hulls.

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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 16:37:36 »
RCN Fleet Air Arm???

Although I realize that the RCN ignores Naval Air as much as the RCAF does, we don't have a Fleet Air Arm.  443 belongs to 12 Wing, 1CdnAirDiv, RCAF; for better or worse.

... and from a historical perspective, 443 was never a RCN squadron.  The RCN Naval Air Helo squadron was HS-50, which was split into HS-423 (later 423(MH)) and HS-443 (later 443(MH)) in 1974. There was also HU-21 was turned into part of VT-406 in 1972 (later HT-406, then 406 (MOTS)).

Oh, and it wasn't the Fleet Air Arm, that's RN, it was the RCN Naval Air Arm.



Although I would rather be truly Naval Air, we wouldn't be any less screwed as the RCN doesn't understand Naval Air any better than the RCAF, and only really cares about hulls.

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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 16:55:12 »
Nice spot.  Now in 20 or so years they might have a new eggbeater to put in it  >:D
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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 17:17:50 »
5 words, one question:

Does

It

Have

A

Bar?
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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014, 17:31:17 »
5 words, one question:
Does  It Have A Bar?

443 has their own mess, and I'm pretty sure everything is moving...

So yes (unless I'm mistaken)

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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2014, 21:02:18 »
I've been in it and there are no words to describe the jump from the current facilities.

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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2014, 23:21:17 »
I bet the coffee in the engine bay at the new hanger will not be as good as the from the old one!.....Unless you enjoy the flavor of day-old grinds ;D

Then again, I heard there is no Engine bay there, at least not MIL.

Maybe thats a good thing for me....
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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 14:10:24 »
There is an engine bay, about 10 times the size of the old one.  I have no idea what the plan is for 2nd line engine support once we're into the new airframe, but we'll have the Sea King shop running for a while yet.
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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2015, 21:01:14 »
Jc066, as long as Kaz didn't put the coffee on it was okay. Guy couldn't make coffee if his life depended on it. I think Harper's was the best though.
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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2015, 21:03:24 »
I'm looking forward to seeing the new hangar.
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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2015, 17:39:56 »
Anyone have any idea if this new setup for 443 allows for transient aircraft support?
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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2015, 20:34:11 »
My understanding of the situation is that iit will be about the same as it is now- ramp space can be had, if avail, but fuel and services from the Mil contractor.

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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2015, 07:48:12 »
Unless they changed it from the early designs, the ramp can take up to a C-17.

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Re: Pretty nice digs - 443 Squadron (RCN Fleet Air Arm)
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2015, 23:22:17 »
Jc066, as long as Kaz didn't put the coffee on it was okay. Guy couldn't make coffee if his life depended on it. I think Harper's was the best though.
Harper was always too busy with his luscious locks to really make goodcoffee....The guy who follwed Harper in there, now he made good coffee! :bowing:
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