World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

441 Squadron

Article Id: WHEBN0001028547
Reproduction Date:

Title: 441 Squadron  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Canadian Forces Base Lahr
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

441 Squadron

411 Tactical Fighter Squadron
Active 1942-1945
1951-2006
Country Canada
Branch Royal Canadian Air Force
Role Fighter operations
Part of 4 Wing (1986-2006)
Home base CFB Cold Lake (1986-2006)
Nickname Silver Fox
Motto Stalk and Kill
Battle honours Template:Plainlist
Insignia
Squadron Badge The head of a silver fox affronte
Aircraft flown
Fighter Supermarine Spitfire
North American P-51 Mustang
de Havilland Vampire
Canadair Sabre
Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet

441 Tactical Fighter Squadron was a unit of the Canadian Forces. It was originally formed as a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War. The squadron operated the McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet fighter jet from CFB Cold Lake in Alberta, Canada. It was deactivated in 2006.

History

No. 125 (Fighter) Squadron was formed on April 20, 1942 at Sydney, Nova Scotia and flew Hurricanes as part of Eastern Air Command. It was renumbered No. 441 Fighter Squadron when it transferred overseas to Digby, Lincolnshire, England, on February 8, 1944. It was based in England, France, and Belgium throughout the Second World War. When the squadron returned to England it was disbanded on August 7, 1945.

441 Squadron reformed at RCAF Station St. Hubert on March 1, 1951 and went to 1 Wing, then located at RAF North Luffenham on February 13, 1952. The squadron was temporarily situated at 3 Wing Zweibrücken on December 21, 1954, before moving to their intended destination, RCAF Station Marville, France. They were deactivated on September 1, 1963 at Marville and then reactivated as 441 Strike/Attack squadron on September 15, 1963, then moved with 1 Wing to Canadian Forces Base Lahr in April 1967. In 1971 the squadron moved to CFB Baden-Soellingen and changed its name to 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron. They disbanded again in 1986 and then finally reformed at 4 Wing Cold Lake on June 26, 1986.

On July 6, 2006, 441 Squadron was once again stood down, and its crew amalgamating with 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron at CFB Cold Lake and re-formed as 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron. The squadron's colours and battle honours were placed in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where it first operated.

References

External links

  • DND - History of 441 Squadron


Template:Canadian Forces

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.