24 June 1996
The 3rd annual Thunderbird Challenge competition commenced at 17 Wing Winnipeg. MP from all Air Command bases competed in several combat-themed events over the course of 4 days.
Thunderbird Challenge was an annual event that ran from 1993 - 1999 in Winnipeg. Over the years, MP from across the Branch competed against each other in pistol, rifle, and physical fitness events. Not only did this event demonstrate the capabilities of our members, it forged lasting bonds of camaraderie and esprit de corps.
Although Thunderbird Challenge came to an end in 1999, a special one-time only version of the competition was held in Ottawa in 2015 as part of the MP Branch's 75th Anniversary.