Trenton is a military town. It's home to C.F.B. Trenton, Canada's largest air force base and is the hub for Canada's air transport operations within Canada and abroad. At the moment it is a very busy place, supplying Canada's operations in Afghanistan as well as our other U.N. commitments.
C.F.B Trenton is home to a few squadrons which include;
424 (Transport & Rescue) Squadron (424 Tiger Squadron) - Flying the CC-130 and CH-146.
426 (Transport & Training) Squadron (426 Thunderbird Squadron) - training for CC-130, CC-150, CH-146.
429 (Transport) Squadron (429 Bison Squadron) - Flying the CC-177.
436 (Transport) Squadron (436 Tusker Squadron) - Flying the CC-130E, H, and J models.
437 (Transport) Squadron (437 Husky Squadron) - Flying the CC-150.
412 (Transport) Squadron - Flying the CC-144
2 Air Movements Squadron.
8 Air Communications and Control Squadron.
8 Air Maintenance Squadron (8 AMS).
The base plays a huge role in our community, and as well as being home to active military personnel, many people choose to retire here once they have completed their service. Needless to say, the population is very supportive of our military and their efforts at home and abroad.
Most businesses in Trenton show their support every Friday by wearing red. If you were to visit this town on a Friday, just about everybody you would encounter would be wearing a red shirt. Large companies such as Walmart, Canadian Tire, Zellers and Metro have specially made uniforms that their staff wear on Fridays. Smaller businesses such as diners, local stores and gas stations also have their "Friday shirts". Even the agents at Remax have a shirt that we wear on Fridays to show our support.
It's not much of an effort to wear a red shirt on Friday, and as an individual it doesn't really do very much, but when an entire community wears red as a show of support, military personnel will know that this town is behind them one hundred percent. If you ever happen to be coming out this way on a Friday, make sure to be wearing a red shirt, it's a very small gesture in support of the men and women who are working very hard to keep us safe.