CC-150 Polaris returns to Canada after participating in Operation Impact

A person wearing an orange reflective vest and holding orange light sticks signals to a large gray aircraft on the tarmac.
A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150T Polaris aircraft prepares for take-off before an air-to-air refueling mission in early 2016 during Operation Impact. PHOTO: DND, KW04-2016-0053-010

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8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, welcomed the return of a CC-150 Polaris aircraft, crew, and support personnel from 437 Transport Squadron, who had been deployed on Operation Impact, during a ceremony at 8 Wing’s passenger terminal on January 28, 2019.

This marks the official end of 437 Transport Squadron’s air-to-air refueling contribution to Operation Impact in Iraq and Syria. The CC-150 Polaris aircraft supported the operation by continuously providing air-to-air refuelling for the Global Coalition against Daesh in Iraq and Syria since October 2014.

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