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No. 422 Squadron RCAF

No. 422 Squadron RCAF was a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force, formed during World War II.

No. 422 Squadron RCAF
Active 1942-1980
Country  Canada
Allegiance Canada
Branch Air Force Ensign of Canada (1941-1968).svg Royal Canadian Air Force
Nickname(s) Tomahawk
Equipment Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Battle honours Atlantic 1942-45, English Channel and North Sea 1944-45, Normandy 1944, Biscay 1944-45, Arctic 1942.[1]

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.[2]

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.[2]

The squadron was reactivated as 422 Tactical Helicopter Squadron in January 1977, and remained a helicopter squadron until it was disbanded in August 1980.[2]

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  1. ^ "422 Tactical Helicopter Squadron". Canada: Directorate of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 422 Squadron History

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