Canada Dry One

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Canada Dry One

Summary
Airport typePublic/Military
OperatorQatar Civil Aviation Authority
ServesDoha
LocationDoha, Qatar
Elevation AMSL124 m / 408 ft
Coordinates25°15′40″N 051°33′54″E / 25.26111°N 51.56500°E / 25.26111; 51.56500
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 15,000 4,572 Asphalt
Canada Dry Two
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
LocationDoha, Qatar
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
Asphalt

Canada Dry was the nickname for two Canadian Forces bases in Doha, Qatar during the first Gulf War. The two bases, named Canada Dry One (10 km outside Doha) and Canada Dry Two, housed land and air elements (CF18 - Desert Cats).

Canada Dry is the name of a brand of ginger ale that originated in Canada.

Units stationed at the base included:

A number of CF-18 fighters were stationed in the bases and flew sorties for the coalition.

Boeing CC-137 Husky tanker from 437 Transport Squadron also flew at the base to provide refueling for the CF-18 fighters.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
  2. ^ "3rd Battalion — The Royal Canadian Regiment". The Royal Canadian Regiment. October 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Canadian Armed Forces Boeing 707 CC-137 DVD 2 Preview ... Crack up the volume!". YouTube. Retrieved 14 October 2014.