I first visited the Airforce Heritage Park in Summerside PEI back in 2013. In the Fall of 2021, a Buffalo was flown to the park from Comox, and installed. The Buffalo as a type was retired earlier this year, to be replaced by the Airbus C-295 Kingfisher.
The Buffalo was designed and built by de Havilland Aircraft Canada and was given the type designation of DHC-5. The RCAF ordered 15, and in RCAF service it was known as the CC-115. the Type was in operation from 1967 until earlier this year, and were based in Summerside, Saint-Hubert, Trenton, Edmonton and Comox.
The Buffalo severed as a medium transport until it was transitioned exclusively for SAR use in the 1975. by the 2000’s the type was flown solely out of Comox. After retirement, the 6 final aircraft went to the National Air and Space museum, Summerside, Winipeg, The Airforce Museum in Trenton, Comox Air Force Museum, and the 6th to be used for firefighter training at Borden.
CFB Summerside closed in 1991, and units moved to Greenwood.