Operation School Supplies

International Operation Name: not applicable

International Operation Dates: not applicable

Mandating Organization: Government of Canada

Region Name:  Central America

Location:  Antigua

Canadian Operation Name: Operation SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Canadian Operation Dates: 1966/07/04 to 1966/07/07

Mission Mandate: To transport school supplies to Antigua, West Indies.

Mission Notes:

            At the request of the Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario, the Minister of National Defence assigned two C130 Hercules to Operation School Supplies.  One aircraft from 436 Squadron from Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Station (Stn) Uplands and one from 435 Squadron from RCAF Stn Namao flew a four-day shuttle service transporting school supplies from Toronto to Antigua to provide substantial assistance to the Leeward and Windward Island.

            RCAF’s Air Transport Command carried over 1,300 desks and more than four tons of school supplies to a central distribution point on Antigua.  School boards within a 225 kilometers radius of Toronto donated the desks and text books and manufacturers gave freely of pens, pencils, erasers, rulers and scribblers.

            

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