Canadian Hornets Deploy to Romania

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet aircraft execute a flypast, as they depart for their deployment as part of OPERATION REASSURANCE, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta on August 16, 2017. Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, 4 Wing Imaging CK07-2017-0738-004

The Royal Canadian Air Force is deploying four CF-188 Hornets to Mihail Kog─âlniceanu airbase in Romania as part of the NATO Air Policing mission. The aircraft left CFB Cold Lake on August 16, 2017 and due to operate the NATO mission from September until December 2017.

The mission forms part of Operation Reassurance, which is the Canadian Armed Forces' contribution to NATO's assurance measures in eastern Europe.

The crew members for the deployment come mainly from the 409th Tactical Fighter Squadron based at Cold Lake.