Rescue Exercise (SAREX)

The Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF hosted the National Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) from September 14 to 19 at 19 Wing Comox. This year’s annual event was organized by 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron. The week long event brings together search and rescue units – military and civilian – in challenging training scenarios that mimic real-world missions. The competition between team is designed to maintain and refine skills in parachute accuracy, emergency medical response, search procedures, communication, aircraft and equipment maintenance, as well as team spirit. This year’s event included all Canadian Armed Forces SAR units, plus international participants. Several Canada Company members were pleased to take a helicopter trip to Comox to observe and show their support.

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