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Encyclopedia > Greenwood, Nova Scotia

Greenwood (2001 pop. 4,500) is a village located in the western part of Kings County in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Kings County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... | TotalArea = 55,283 | LandArea = 53,338 | WaterArea = 1,946 | PercentWater = 3. ... Annapolis Valley is an area of Nova Scotia located along the shore of the Bay of Fundy, northwest of Halifax and northeast of Yarmouth. ...


Surrounded by agricultural lands, Greenwood was a small hamlet south of the Dominion Atlantic Railway's Kingston Station. In 1942, the Royal Air Force established RAF Station Greenwood and built an aerodrome on nearby farmland to provide a facility for training aircrew under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The Royal Canadian Air Force took over the facility in 1944, renaming it RCAF Station Greenwood, a name it maintained until the February 1, 1968 unification of the Canadian Armed Forces which saw the airfield and associated facilities renamed CFB Greenwood. The Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR) was a historic Canadian railway which ran in the northwestern part of Nova Scotia, primarily through an agricultural district known as the Annapolis Valley. ... This article is about the year. ... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... External links The Canadian Contribution (includes newspaper archives) World War II Newspaper Archives — The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. ... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Armed Forces. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (Fr: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the combined branches of the military of Canada. ... Canadian Forces Base Greenwood (CFB Greenwood), also referred to as 14 Wing Greenwood is a Canadian Forces Base located in Greenwood, a village in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ...


During the 1970s-2000s, the village of Greenwood has expanded in population as numerous other air force bases in eastern Canada have been closed and their aircraft and personnel consolidated at CFB Greenwood. Today, the village and base's combined population number approximately 4,500. CFB Greenwood is home to Greenwood CSTC, a Royal Canadian Air Cadet Summer Training Centre. The village hosts numerous services and is also the location of the Greenwood Mall, the second largest shopping centre in western Nova Scotia. The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Saddam Hussein shortly after his capture Major controversy over U. S. presidential election (November 7-December 13, 2000) September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New Yorks World Trade Center and Virginias Pentagon killing almost 3000 people. ...

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CFB Greenwood

14 Wing Greenwood Crest Image File history File links 14badgesmall. ...


14 Wing Greenwood (Airport Code YZX) is a Canadian Forces Base whose primary functions are Martime Patrol (MP), and Search and Rescue (SAR) services. The Base is a central part of the community and culture of Greenwood, and the majority of the population are connected in some way to the Canadian Armed Forces. A Canadian Forces Base or CFB (fr. ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea... The Canadian Forces (CF) (Fr: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the combined branches of the military of Canada. ...


Operational Squadrons

The Wing is comprised of three Operational Squadrons, two Maritime Patrol Squadrons, and one Transport and Rescue Squadron. In addition, there are numerous "non-operational" wing departments and services.


404 Maritime Patrol and Training Squadron

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404 Squadron, known as the "home of the herd," is primarily a training squadron, responsible for educating and preparing Aircrew for service on the CP-140 Aurora. In the Royal Air Force and United Kingdom the word Aircrew is used to describe the flying crew of the aeroplane. ... The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is a long range patrol aircraft of the Canadian CF Air Command. ...

404 Squadron Motto
Ready to Fight

405 Maritime Patrol Squadron

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405 Squadron is mainly responsible for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) operations. 405 Crews serve on the CP-140 Aurora, and the CP-140a Arcturus. In addition to the Squadron's primary duties, crews can also be deployed in assistance to other operations, such as Search and Rescue. The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is a long range patrol aircraft of the Canadian CF Air Command. ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea...

405 Squadron Motto
Ducimus (Latin: We Lead)

413 Transport and Rescue Squadron

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413 Squadron is a Transport and Search and Rescue squadron. Responsible as the primary SAR unit on Canada's East Coast, 413 fly the CH-149 Cormorant SAR helicopters and the CP-130 Hercules. Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea... The AgustaWestland EH101 is a medium-lift helicopter originally developed as a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ...

413 Squadron Motto
Ad Vigilamus Undis (Latin: We watch the waves)

Past Operational Squadrons

Since 2002, two of Greenwood's Operational Squadrons stood down.

  • 415 Maritime Patrol Squadron
    415 Squadron Crest
    415 "Swordfish" Squadron was amalgamated with its sister squadron, 405 Squadron.
    • The official Stand Down took effect as of July 29, 2005
    • 415 Crews served on the CP-140 Aurora and CP-140a Arcturas
    • 415 Squadron Motto - Ad Metam (Latin: To the Mark)
  • 434 Combat Support Squadron
    434 Squadron Crest
    434 "Bluenose" Squadron was disbanded.
    • The official Stand Down took effect as of July 15, 2002
    • 434 Operated the following aircraft while the squadron was part of 14 Wing:
      • CC/CP/CE-144 Challenger
      • CE/CT-33 Silver Star
    • 434 Squadron Motto - In Excelsis Vincimus (Latin: We conquer

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Greenwood Air Cadet Summer Training Centre

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The Greenwood Air Cadet Summer Training Centre (GACSTC) where a number of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets from the Atlantic Region attend summer courses. The training centre is located on CFB Greenwood, but is not for military training. Each summer, upwards of 1200 cadets attend the 9 available courses. Seven of the courses are offered on the base, while two are offered at the Cloud Lake Survival Training Site located on the South Mountain of the Annapolis Valley. // Overview Royal Canadian Air Cadets Emblem The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a national youth organization of close to 24,500 young men and women from 12 through 18 years of age. ... Canadian Forces Base Greenwood (CFB Greenwood), also referred to as 14 Wing Greenwood is a Canadian Forces Base located in Greenwood, a village in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ... Annapolis Valley is an area of Nova Scotia located along the shore of the Bay of Fundy, northwest of Halifax and northeast of Yarmouth. ...

GACSTC Motto
Excellentia Per Conlegium (Latin: Excellence through Teamwork)

Summer Training Courses

The following courses are offered at the training centre, on the base.


Basic Training Course
The Basic Training Course (usually refered to as "Basic") is a course for the newer and younger cadets, most often attended during the summer of a cadets' first year. Basic Cadets are familiarized with many of the aspects of life on a Canadain Forces Base, as well as recieving instruction in drill, dress, general cadet knowledge, physical fitness, adventure training and range.

  • Duration: Two weeks


Introduction to Instruction Course
The Introduction to Instruction Course (ITIC) prepares cadets to become instructors at their home squadrons. Along with instructional techniques, the cadets are taught drill, effective speaking and drill instruction.

  • Duration: Three weeks


Introduction to Leadership Course
Introduction to Leadership (ITLC) develops cadets as leaders, in order to prepare them to take on more responsibility at their respective units. In addition to leadership training, the ITLC cadets learn effective speaking, general cadet knowledge, NCO duties, drill, first aid, and physical fitness.

  • Duration: Three weeks


Basic Musician Course
The Basic Musician Course offered at the GACSTC primarily offers musical instruction for cadets in Glock (Glockenspiel) and Drum bands at the LHQ (Local Headquarters). The cadets are trained in practical and theory based musical skills. Glockenspiel The Glockenspiel (German, play of bells, also known as orchestra bells and, in its portable form, bell lyra or bell lyre) is a musical instrument in the percussion family. ...

  • Duration: Three weeks


Physical Education and Recreational Training
PE&RT is a course designed to prepare the cadets to take on responsibilities in organizing, planning, and conducting sporting activities at their home units. The cadets are also trained in to administer the Canadian Physical Fitness Test, a manditory part of the Air Cadet Training Plan.

  • Duration: Three weeks


Service Band Course
The Service Band course is offered to train cadet musicians, and allow them to work towards their cadet music levels. On course, the cadets are instructed in instrumental technique, intonation, rhythmic studies, aural training, and music theory (including sight reading). The Service Band performs each morning on morning parade and in a concert to celebrate the end of each course; as well, the band performs at various community events and parades throughout the summer.

  • Duration: Six weeks

Cloud Lake Survival Training Site

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The Cloud Lake Survival Training site is a remote site of the GACSTC. The cadets who attend training at Cloud Lake do the majority of their coursework at the Lake, but attend dances and parades on base on a weekly basis. The following courses are offered at Cloud Lake:



Introduction to Survival Training
The Introduction to Survival Training Course (previously refered to as the Aircrew Survival Course) provides cadets with the basic practical knowledge required to survive in an emergency survival situation. The cadets are provided with training to develop skills in fieldcraft, knot tying, shelter construction, food collection, canoeing, and first aid. To graduate, along with passing many practical tests, the cadets must complete two day "duos," in which they are required to demonstrate their skills and survive two days in the forest with a partner.

  • Duration: Two weeks


Survival Instructors Course
The Survival Instructors Course (SIC) is a senior course designed to provide the cadets with an advanced knowledge of survival skills. In addition to in depth training in the same skills taught to the ITSTC cadets, the SIC cadets learn map & compass, orienteering, radio communication, field exercise planning, cold weather training, leadership and instructional techniques. In order to complete the course, the cadets must complete a number of extensive practical and written tests and assignments, and go on three day "solo," in which they must survive and demonstrate the skills learned with limited equipment.

  • Duration: Six weeks

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