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2016 Remembrance Day Services

​The Royal Canadian Air Force C-17 Globemaster of the 429 (Bison) Squadron is scheduled to perform a flyover of the Lethbridge Cenotaph at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, to commemorate those who gave their lives to secure our freedom.

The 702 Wing-Lethbridge is proud to host the 429 Squadron during this year's Remembrance Day activities. The aircraft is to arrive in Lethbridge a day earlier, on Thursday, Nov. 10 at approximately 11:30 a.m., and may complete a flyover of the downtown area.

The public is invited to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies being held in our community:

9:30-11:30 a.m. - Lethbridge Exhibition Park – South Pavilion

Noon-12:30 pm - Lethbridge Cenotaph (outside City Hall, 4 Avenue South, downtown) 

 

Background: The 429 (Bison) Squadron has a long and distinguished history, beginning in 1942 as a strategic aviation resource of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The squadron was adopted by the City of Lethbridge in 1944 while serving in England during the Second World War. In 2008, the Squadron was reunited with the City of Lethbridge and granted "Freedom of the Sky". The C-17 Globemaster aircraft of 429 Squadron have been deployed worldwide on humanitarian and military support missions.

Media Contacts:       

Wayne King                                                                 Bert Lapointe
702 Wing RCAF Association                                        702 Wing RCAF Association
403-330-6666                                                              403-328-1344