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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

11301

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

 

Labrador

 

Model 107-II-9

301

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from RCAF 10401

 

Last operational Labrador.  With No. 424 Squadron detachment at Torbay, Newfoundland from January 1977.  This became No. 103 Rescue Unit, when it moved to CFB Gander, Nfld. later that year.  Rescued 20 survivors from ferry MV William Carson off Square Island, Labrador on 2 June 1977.  Still with this unit in 1982, and in 1995.  Served with No. 424 Squadron, CFB Trenton, Ontario at time of fleet retirement.  On display at Museum by December 2005

 

last date: 27 July 2004 - Delivered to National Aviation Museum, Ottawa.

11302

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

 

Labrador

 

Model 107-II-9

302

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from RCAF 10402

 

Served with 442 Squadron, CFB Comox, BC. at integration.  With 103 Rescue Unit, CFB Gander, Nfld. in 1982 and in 1995. Served with 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron at CFB Summerside, PEI in 1990.  5 crew members received Star of Courage for rescue of crew of barge Tessa Kathleen off Anacosti Island on 11 May 1990.  Rescued 11 crew members, in 60 knot winds, high waves, and 1/4 mile visibility.  Rescued lone survivor of tug Patricia B. McAllister off Gaspe on 23 April 1991.  Still with this unit at 14 Wing, Greenwood, NS, in 2000.  Aborted mission over Northumberland Strait on 4 May 2000 due to suspected generator fire, diverted to beach.  After investigation, continued on to Miramichi Airport, NB.  Reported stored at CFB Trenton in October 2005, with all markings removed, parked on the AETSS ramp.

11303

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

 

Labrador

 

Model 107-II-9

303

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from RCAF 10403

 

Served with No. 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 14 Wing, Greenwood, NS, dates unknown.  With 442 Squadron, CFB Comox, in 1975, 1979 and 1982.  Performed multiple rescues, involving 12 boaters and hikers, following storm on 30 March 1975 while with this unit.  MCpl W. Wacey received Star of Courage for this day, which included 9.5 hours flying.  With 103 Rescue Unit, CFB Gander in 1975 in red, white and blue scheme.  Back with No. 442 Squadron when it took part in mass rescue from buring cruise ship MV Prinsendam off Alaska coast on 4 October 1980.  With No. 103 RU in 1983 and 1995 in overall yellow scheme.  With No. 424 Squadron at CFB Trenton, dates not known.

11304

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

 

Labrador

 

Model 107-II-9

304

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from RCAF 10404.

 

Served with 442 Squadron, CFB Comox, BC in 1980 and 1983.  Three crew awarded Star of Courage for rescue mission flown at night, near Squamish, BC, on 27 December 1980.  Rescued flood victims from island in the Cheakamus River.  Served with 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 14 Wing, Greenwood, NS in 1991 and 1995.  Rescued crew of Spanish fishing trawler Eduardo Chao off Newfoundland in January 1991.  Rescued crew of burning fisshing vessel Venture off Nova Scotia on 19 September 1991.  E-mail from Dwayne Harvie, December 2004: "11304 should have a note about the engine failure it sufferd in Margaretville NS in 1994, resulting in a "forced landing" in the woods. It was dragged over 5 miles back to base and rebuilt. If my memory serves me, it was also the victim of a self-mutilation in Comox in the late 80's- a high wind start, with the blades hitting the fuselage."  The blade strike occurred in May 1987.  Reported stored at CFB Trenton in October 2005, parked on the AETSS ramp.

11305

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

 

Labrador

 

Model 107-II-9

305

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from RCAF 10405.

 

With No. 103 Rescue Unit, CFB Gander, Nfld., dates unknown.  With No. 424 Squadron at CFB Trenton, dates not known.  Landed at North Pole, 1 April 1974, while with No. 413 Squadron, CF Summerside, PEI.  Performed first mass paradrop at the North Pole, 4 Rescue Specialists, on 27 April 1974.  This was part of CF support for Operation Frozen Tusker, a joint scientific and SAR training expedition to the pole.  To Boeing Canada in October 1982, for first SARCUP upgrade program.  Served with 442 Squadron, CFB Comox, BC in 1983.  At Boeing Canada at Arnprior, Ontario for overhaul in February 1995.  Took part in search for survivors of Swissair Flight 111 in September 1998.  With 413 T & R Squadron, CFB Greenwood, NS, at time of accident.  Broke up in flight, while returning from SAR mission in northern Quebec.  All 6 crew died.  From official accident report: crew detected number 2 engine fire, dumped fuel after securing engine.  JP8 fuel was being used (due to remote operating location), and ignited while being dumped.  Fire spread to number 1 engine and aft pylon, resulted in structural failure, and blades striking fuselage.

 

last date: 2 October 1998 - Crashed near Marsoui, PQ.  See comments.

11306

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

 

Labrador

 

Model 107-II-9

306

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from RCAF 10406

 

Served with 442 Squadron, CFB Comox, BC in 1982.  With No. 424 Squadron detachment at Torbay, Newfoundland from January 1977.  This became No. 103 Rescue Unit, when it moved to CFB Gander, Nfld. later that year.  Rescued 22 survivors from ferry MV William Carson off Square Island, Labrador on 2 June 1977.  Served with No. 413 Squadron at CFB Summerside, PEI on 13 September 1990 when it rescued survivors from FV Marie Paul off Sydney, NS.  Still with this unt at CFB Greenwood, NS, in 1995 and 2002. Damaged while starting in high winds, 11 March 2002.  Now stored at CFB Greenwood, will be repaired and placed on display.

11307

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

CH-113A

Voyageur/Labrador

 

Model 107-II-28

4001

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from Canadian Army 10407

 

Converted to SAR configuration Labrador 1975.  With No. 413 Squadron at CFB Summerside, PEI, dates unknown.  With No. 424 Squadron at CFB Trenton, Ontario in 1995.  With No. 442 (T&R) Squadron, CFB Comox, BC in 1998.  Stored at Comox in 2005, reportedly awaiting sale to Columbia Helicopters.

11308

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

CH-113A

Voyageur/Labrador

 

Model 107-II-28

4002

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from Canadian Army Voyageur 10408.

 

Operated by Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, dates unknown.  Converted to SAR configuration Labrador 1975.  Subsequently served with 103 Rescue Unit, CFB Gander, Nfld. Served with 442 Squadron, CFB Comox, BC, 1978 to 1982.   In service with  424 Squadron, CFB Trenton, Ontario in 1986, 1991, 1995, and when fleet retired in July 2004.  Rescued two stranded workers from top of 500 foot smokestack at Inco refinery in Sudbury, Ontario on 16 September 1986, while with this unit.

 

last date: 19 July 2004 - Delivered to CFSATE, CFB Borden, Ontario, for use as instructional airframe.

11310

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

CH-113A

Voyageur/Labrador

 

Model 107-II-28

4004

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from Canadian Army Voyageur 10410

 

With No. 413 Squadron, CFB Summerside, PEI, dates unknown.  Converted to SAR configuration Labrador 1975.  With 103 Rescue Unit, CFB Gander, Nfld, in 1982.  Flew 8.1 hours on 15 February 1982, searching for survivors of Ocean Ranger oil rig.  Refueled on other oil rigs during this mission.  With No. 442 Squadron, CFB Comox, BC in 1991 and 1995.  Subsequently operated by No. 424 Squadron, CFB Trenton, Ontario.  Took part in retirement ceremonies and flight display at Trenton, 26 June 2004.

 

last date: 19 July 2004 - Delivered to CFSATE, CFB Borden, Ontario, for use as instructional airframe.

11311

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

CH-113A

Voyageur/Labrador

 

Model 107-II-28

4005

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from Canadian Army 10411

 

Converted to SAR configuration Labrador 1975.  With 103 Rescue Unit, CFB Gander, Nfld, in 1982 and 1983.  Serving with No. 442 Squadron at CFB Comox, BC at time of crash.  Was hoisting stranded hikers when engine failure at high altitude caused crash at 5,000 foot level in mountains near Bella Coola, Vancouver Island.  One fatality.

 

last date: 20 August 1993 - Struck off, after crash on 30 April 1992.

11312

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

CH-113A

Voyageur/Labrador

 

Model 107-II-28

4006

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from Canadian Army 10412.

 

Converted to SAR configuration Labrador 1975. With 413 Squadron, CFB Summerside, PEI, in 1982.  Serving with No. 442 Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in 1993, 1995, and 1997.  Rescued survivors of crash of 11311 on 30 April 1992.  To Winnipeg, April/May 1997, during floods.  Reported stored at CFB Trenton in October 2005, with all markings removed, at the AETSS ramp.

11313

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

CH-113A

Voyageur

 

Model 107-II-28

4007

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from Canadian Army 10413.

 

Serving with No. 450 (HT) Squadron at time of crash.

 

last date: 6 June 1974 - Struck off, after crash south of Nanimo, BC  on 20 March 1974.

11315

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

CH-113A

Voyageur/Labrador

 

Model 107-II-28

4009

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from Canadian Army  10415

 

Serving with No. 450 Squadron, CFB Uplands, when replaced by Chinooks in 1975.  Converted to SAR configuration Labrador 1975.  Initially operated in olive drab paint with temporary rescue markings.  Served with 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, CFB Trenton, Ontario from October 1975.  Rescued crew of crashed Fox Moth at Toronto air show, 5 September 1976, while with 424 Sdn.  Moved with 424 Sdn. detachment to Summerside, PEI in October 1976, and then to Newfoundland by 1977.  With 413 Squadron, CFB Summerside, PEI, 1982.  With 103 Rescue Unit, CFB Gander, Nfld, 1983.  Back to No. 424 Squadron by February 1995.  Preserved at RCAF Memorial Museum, Trenton, Ontario by fall of 2005.

11316

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

CH-113A

Voyageur/Labrador

 

Model 107-II-28

4010

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from Canadian Army 10416.

 

Converted to SAR configuration Labrador 1975.  Served with 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, CFB Trenton, Ontario.  Moved with 424 Sdn. detachment to Summerside, PEI in October 1976, and then to Newfoundland by 1977.  With No. 442 Squadron, CFB Comox, BC in 1982, and in 1995.  Back with No. 424 Squadron at Trenton on 24 November 1990, when it evacuated injured girl from cabin 250 miles north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Reported stored at CFB Trenton in October 2005, with all markings removed, at the AETTS ramp.

11318

Boeing-Vertol

 

CH-113

CH-113A

Voyageur/Labrador

 

Model 107-II-28

4012

 

 

 

 

first date: December 1971 - Renumbered from Canadian Army 10418.

 

Converted to SAR configuration Voyageur in 1975.  Received SARCUP upgrade in 1982/1983, renamed Labrador at that time.  Served with 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron at CFB Comox, British Columbia.  Also served with 413 Squadron, CFB Summerside, PEI, in 1982.  Back with No. 442 Sdn. in 1991, 1993, and 1995.  Picked up survivors of fishing vessel Juju from another fishing boat on 19 March 1993, north of Vancouver Island, and transferred them to hospital.  Reported stored at CFB Trenton in October 2005, with all markings removed, parked at the AETSS ramp.

 


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