According to media reports, 19 Wing Comox has been named as the training facility for the new search and rescue fixed wing aircraft.
The announcement is the culmination of more than a year’s work by a 12-person Comox Valley Economic Development Society team, which had been promoting the Comox site as the best of the four possible locations for the training centre.
The other locations being considered for the training centre were 17 Wing Winnipeg (Man.), 8 Wing Trenton (Ont.), and 14 Wing Greenwood (NS).
For local reaction to the announcement, see Tuesday’s Record.