8 Air Maintenance Squadron

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8 Air Maintenance Squadron
Active April 1, 1993 - Present
Country Canada
Branch Royal Canadian Air Force
Type Maintenance Squadron
Size Squadron
Motto Conjunctis Viribus (With Combined Powers)
Aircraft flown
Transport C-130 Hercules, C-150 Polaris

8 Air Maintenance Squadron is a Royal Canadian Air Force unit. Based at 8 Wing Trenton, it is responsible for supporting 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 436 Transport Squadron and 429 Transport Squadron, in their operational roles by performing second line maintenance on systems and components for the CC130E/H, CC130J and CC177 aircraft, as well as performing the C Check preventative inspections on the CC130J.

Squadron history[edit]

No. 8 Air Maintenance Squadron (8 AMS) traces its roots back to the beginning of flying operations at CFB Trenton. However, it was not until April 1, 1993, that 8 AMS was formed as an element of 8 Wing. The current Commanding Officer of 8 AMS is LCol Tressa Home and Sqn Chief Warrant Officer is CWO Thaddeus Poper. Musician Sam Reid of Glass Tiger, serves as the Honorary Colonel for the Squadron.

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