RCAF Patch Wing Royal Canadian Air Force JTF AFG Air Wing Kandah
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RCAF Patch Wing Royal Canadian Air Force JTF AFG Air Wing Kandah

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RCAF Patch HQ Joint Task Force Afghanistan JTF AFG Air Wing Escadre Aerienne FOI AFG Royal Canadian Air Force Patch 2009 Kandahar AB Afghanistan Desert Subdued Velcro Embroidered on twill merrowed edge 76mm three inches diameter.

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History

Joint Task Force Afghanistan JTF Afg Air Wing stood up at Kandahar Airfield on 6 December 2008 with 200 personnel and quickly grew to its final operating strength of 450 personnel. JTF Afg Air Wing known in Afghanistan as Task Force Silver Dart provided the ground forces of ISAF Regional Command South with the full range of air support to combat operations while also meeting Canadian Forces local requirements.

JTF Afg Air Wing controlled three distinct Royal Canadian Air Force units comprising Tactical Airlift Unit also designated Task Force Canuck equipped with CC 130 Hercules transport aircraft the Canadian Helicopter Force Afghanistan CHFA with CH 147 Chinook CH 146 Griffon and chartered MI 8 helicopters and the Canadian Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV Detachment with CU 170 Heron UAVs with support from the Theatre Support Element TSE all rotationally manned by personnel and assets from Transport Helicopter and UAV Squadrons in Canada.

Joint Task Force Afghanistan JTF Afg Air Wing was inactivated at Kandahar on 18 August 2011 as part of the drawdown of Canadian Forces from Afghanistan.

 

This patch dates from 2009.

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