Zambia 1987

International Operation Name: not applicable

International Operation Dates:  not applicable

Mandating Organization: Government of Canada

Region Name:  Africa

Location:  Zambia

Canadian Operation Name: (Zambia 1987)

Canadian Operation Dates: 1987/09/25 – 1987/09/30

Mission Mandate:

To airlift a De Havilland Buffalo aircraft from Zambia back to Canada

Mission Notes: 

In 1976, the Zambian Air Force took delivery of seven de Havilland C-115 Buffalo aircraft. 

In 1987, Canada purchased one of the Zambian Buffaloes.  Between 25 and 30 September, three CC-130 Hercules from 426 Squadron flew to Mongero, Zambia and picked up the Buffalo, which had been broken down for transportation.  The flights by 426 Squadron were also utilized as training flights, which would have been normally scheduled as part of Squadron training.



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