Friday, June 11, 2010


A door gunner on station in a Griffon helicopter during Exercise FAUCON AGUERRI, conducted at CFB Valcartier.

Preparing for last rotation in Afghanistan

Monday, June 07, 2010

CFB Valcartier, Quebec — From May 10 to June 4, the members of 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (Tac Hel Sqn) participated in Exercise FAUCON AGUERRI in the Quebec region.

“The purpose of this exercise is to validate and confirm the level of operational readiness of the members of the unit prior to deployment to Afghanistan,” said Captain Daniel Baillargeon, the Assistant Operations Officer of 430 Tac Hel Sqn.

“The flight mission scenarios devised for Ex FAUCON AGUERRI are diverse, but embrace the full range of tasks our crews will encounter while on deployment.”

The missions assigned to 430 Tac Hel Sqn during Ex FAUCON AGUERRI covered a broad spectrum of roles such as conducting security patrols, escorting convoys, and providing tactical support to ground elements. In view of the fact that the main air operations conducted by Task Force (TF) 3-10 will be in support of the troops from the Battle Group, this exercise was conducted jointly with EX CASTOR RAPIDE 1 involving the 1st Battalion, Royal 22e RĂ©giment Battle Group (1 R22eR BG). ...

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