Details/Information for Canadian Forces (CF) Operation ZAMBIA BUFFALO SALVAGE

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Canadian Forces (CF) Information (ZAMBIA BUFFALO SALVAGE)

Name: No Canadian Op Name

Mandating Organization: Government of Canada

Mandate: To airlift a DeHavilland Buffalo aircraft from Zambia back to Canada.

Region Name: Africa

Location: Mongero, Zambia

Mission Date: 25 September 1987 - 30 September 1987


In 1976, the Zambian Air Force took delivery of seven de Havilland C-115 Buffalo aircraft.

In 1987, Canada purchased one of the Zambian Buffaloes. Between 25 and 30 September, three CC-130 Hercules from 426 Squadron flew to Mongero, Zambia and picked up the Buffalo, which had been broken down for transportation. The flights by 426 Squadron were also utilized as training flights, which would have been normally scheduled as part of Squadron training.