1 Airborne Field Squadron
1968 - 77
Action in the 1950's (the 1956 Suez Crisis) pushed forward the notion of an Army rapid-reaction capability. The 1964 White Paper suggested a global and very mobile force which could meet potential conflicts in the quickest possible time.
By 1966 the Army (FMC) reviewed the establishment of an airborne
Regiment capable of rapidly being sent to danger zones. After much
evaluation the Canadian Airborne Regiment was established. The unit was
established 8 April 1968. Colonel Don H. Rochester,
a military engineer, was the initial commander of the Regiment.
Airborne Headquarters & Signal Squadron
1Airborne Field Squadron
Formed 8 April 1968 at Edmonton, Alberta
Disbanded 15 July 1977