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(s) Conjunctis Viribus (With Combined Powers)
Aircraft flown
Transport C-130J Super Hercules, C-130E/H Hercules, C-150 Polaris, C-17 Globemaster

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, CC150 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 Lieutenant Colonel Todd Murphy and the chief warrant officer is Dan Murphy. Musician Sam Reid of Glass Tiger serves as the honorary colonel.

CBC radio broadcaster Stuart McLean also formerly served as honorary colonel of the squadron.[1]