Wednesday, April 29, 2020

HMCS Fredericton helicopter

This evening CBC News is reporting that a Cyclone helicopter from HMCS Fredericton FFH 337 is missing in the Aegean Sea. Few details were immediately available, except that a large SAR mission is underway. It is night time in the area, so results may not be anticipated until morning.

Fredericton sailed from its Halifax home port January 20, 2020 to participate in Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. See:

Commissioned in 1994 the ship was extensively refitted between 2011 and 2013, and upgraded after that, in part to accommodate the Cyclone which replaced the Sea King in 2018.

 A Sea King overflies HMCS Fredericton in Halifax in 2014.


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