International Operation Name: not applicable
International Operation Dates: not applicable
Mandating Organization: Government of Canada
Region Name: Africa
Canadian Operation Name: (Zambia 1987)
Canadian Operation Dates: 1987/09/25 – 1987/09/30
To airlift a De Havilland Buffalo aircraft from Zambia back to Canada
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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