No. 422 Squadron RCAF
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|No. 422 Squadron RCAF|
|Branch||Royal Canadian Air Force|
|Equipment||Canadair CF-104 Starfighter|
|Battle honours||Atlantic 1942-45, English Channel and North Sea 1944-45, Normandy 1944, Biscay 1944-45, Arctic 1942.|
422 General Reconnaissance Squadron formed at RAF Castle Archdale near Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, in April 1942. It was a flying-boat squadron, flying PBY Catalinas and Short Sunderlands to patrol the North Atlantic for German U-boats. They were redesignated a Transport Squadron in June 1945, and disbanded in September 1945.
The squadron was reformed at RCAF Station Uplands in January 1953 as 422 Fighter Squadron. The squadron went to 4 Wing RCAF Station Baden-Soellingen in August 1953, remaining there until deactivation in July 1970.
The squadron was reactivated as 422 Tactical Helicopter Squadron in January 1977, and remained a helicopter squadron until it was disbanded in August 1980.
422 General Reconnaissance Squadron
- Saro Lerwick
- Consolidated Catalina
- Short Sunderland
- Douglas Dakota
- Consolidated Liberator
422 Fighter Squadron
422 Tactical Helicopter Squadron