Squadrons


420 SQN

    RCAF

   

1 May 1975.  Resurrected.  Moved to Summerside.

    Escadrille

   

    14 Feb 1989.  Terminology changed from Escadrille to Escadron in accordance with CANFORGEN 003/89

    Escadron

   

    Combat Title

   


421 SQN

April 6th, 1942.  Authorized as 421 (Fighter) Squadron at Digby, Lincolnshire, England.  Flew the Spitfires

July 23rd, 1945.  Disbanded

November 15, 1949.  Reformed as 421 (Fighter) Squadron in Chatham, New Brunswick.  Flew the Vampires.  Moved to Odiham, England.  Flew the RAF Vampires.  December 1951, returned to Canada to St. Hubert, PQ.  Re-equipped with Sabres.  October 1952, moved back overseas to Grostenquin, France with 2 Fighter Wing.

August 1st, 1963.  Disbanded

December 2nd, 1963.  Reformed as 421 Strike/Attack Squadron with CF-104 Starfighters.  Moved back to Baden-Soellingen. 

January 1st, 1972.  Redesignated 421 Tactical Fighter Squadron.  Called the Red Indians Squadron.  Stood down in July 1986.  Reactivated on July 22nd, 1086 and re-equipped with CF-18 Hornets.

CF-104 Era

Ground Crew 1981-1982

CF-18 Era

1985 to 1989

  14 Feb 1989.  Terminology changed from Escadrille to Escadron in accordance with CANFORGEN 003/89

June 1, 1992.  Disbanded

Books

Title    421 Squadron History

Author

ISBN    0-920002-16-1


422 SQN

April 3rd, 1942.  Authorized as 422 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron at RAF Castle Archdale, Northern England.  Flew the PBY Catalina and Short Sunderlands aircrafts

June 5th, 1945.  Redesignated as 422 (Transport) Squadron.

September 4th, 1945.  Disbanded.

January 1st, 1953.  Reformed as 422 (Fighter) Squadron at St-Hubert, PQ.  Flew the Vampire. F-86 Sabre and the CF-104 Starfighter aircrafts

April 15th, 1963.  Disbanded 

July 15th, 1963.  Reformed as 422 Strike/Attack Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany

 

July 1st, 1970.  Disbanded

January 1st, 1970.  Reformed as 422 Tactical Helicopter Squadronat Gagetown, New Brunswick.  Flew the CH-135 Twin Huey and the CH-136 Kiowa

August 16th, 1980.  Disbanded


423 SQN

    RCAF

   

    Escadrille

   

   

    14 Feb 1989.  Terminology changed from Escadrille to Escadron in accordance with CANFORGEN 003/89

    Escadron

       

   

        LVG

       

2017 70th Anniversary

LVG

 

        Exchange Pilot

       

        Arid

       

    CADPAT Title

        Air Force

       

        Air Force Flying Suit


424 SQN

    RCAF

    Escadrille

   

    14 Feb 1989.  Terminology changed from Escadrille to Escadron in accordance with CANFORGEN 003/89

    Escadron

   

        LVG

       

Arid

    CADPAT Title

   

Change of Command 26 May 2010

75th Anniversary

Crest made in memory of Janick Gilbert who lost his live during a search and rescue on Oct 27th, 2011

Coin

Books

Title    424 Squadron History

Author

ISBN    0-920497-02-0


425 SQN

    RCAF

   

Aerobatic Team

    Escadrille

   

    14 Feb 1989.  Terminology changed from Escadrille to Escadron in accordance with CANFORGEN 003/89

    Escadron

   

        LVG

       

    Old Logo

   

    New Logo

   

Old logo

        LVG

       

            Rejected due to white tread showing

           

Arid

    Name Tags

   

        LVG

       

Arid

            Rejected due to rank showing

           

Operation Ignition 2011 425 Sqn and 437 Sqn

LVG

 

 

    Coin

Coin

        Error in Escadron

       

    Demonstration Team

        1996

       

        2002

       

        2004

       

            LVG

           

        2006

       

        2007

       

2012

80th Anniversary

2014

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2015

Miramar, California

Arizona 2020

2016 Demo Team

CF-18 Demo Team

 

    Misc       

   

LVG 

Combat Archer

LVG

    F/A-18 International Landing Gear Action Team

   

        LVG

       

    Honneurs de Bataille - Battle Honors

   

        LVG

       

    Combat Title

   

        CADPAT Title

   

Flying Suit

Operation Impact

 

75th Anniversary

LVG

Operation Reassurance (Central and Eastern Europe)

Coin


426 SQN

    RCAF

   

    Escadrille

   

    14 Feb 1989.  Terminology changed from Escadrille to Escadron in accordance with CANFORGEN 003/89

    Escadron

   

RCAF

        LVG

       

Arid

    CC-130 Hercules

Instructor

          Standards

Flt Comd

Evaluator

Combat Ready

Flt Comd

Instructor

TOTEF Project Officer

Conversion

Flt Comd

Instructor

error

Trg Flt

Tactical Airlift School

CC-130 TAT STAN/EVAL

LVG

    CC-150 Polaris

Instructor

Standards

Evaluation

    CH-146 Griffon

Instructor

Strategic Training Flight

LVG

Tracical Training Flight

LVG

45 Years

LVG

   

    Coin

   

    CADPAT Title

   

Books

Title    426 Squadron History

Author

ISBN    0-9693381-0-4

Title    A Thunderbird Story (1997)

Author    Lloyd Mann

ISBN    None


427 SQN

    RCAF

   

    Escadrille

   

    14 Feb 1989.  Terminology changed from Escadrille to Escadron in accordance with CANFORGEN 003/89

    Escadron   

   

   

50 Years pin

    Combat Title

   

        LVG

       

Arid

       

CH-178 Mil-17-V5s

 

    CADPAT Title

Arid Title

        Air Force

       

        Air Force Flying Suit

       


428 SQN

    RCAF

   

Reproduction

Books

Title    428 Sqn History

Author    Ron Cassels

ISBN   

Title    Ghost Squadron. Third Edition / November 11, 1991

Author    Ron Cassels

ISBN    None


429 SQN

    7 November 1942.  Formed.  Flew the Wellingtons, Halifax and Lancaster aircraft.

    1 June 1946.  Disbanded at Leeming, Yorkshire.

    RCAF

   

    Escadrille

   

   

    14 Feb 1989.  Terminology changed from Escadrille to Escadron in accordance with CANFORGEN 003/89

    Escadron

   

   

    LVG

   

    CADPAT Title

   

    6 July 2005.  Squadron stand down

    8 July 2007.  Squadron reactivated.  Re-equipped with the CC-177 Globemaster

LVG

Arid

       

75 Anniversary

Coin

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