Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Wars, Battles and Conflicts > Canada, the nation, since 1867 > Second World War
Date > 2000
Like many Canadian air units formed during the Second World War, 408 'Goose' Tactical Helicopter Squadron has assumed various roles in its history. A brief profile is included in this resource along with a list of aircraft flown.
429 'Bison' (Tactical Airlift) Transport Squadron began as a bomber unit in 1942 and is active today in the tactical transport role.
The 434 Squadron shows a wider variety of roles and more continuous history than many RCAF units. A list of aircraft the unit has flown is provided.
423 'Eagle' Maritime Helicopter Squadron has assumed mainly maritime operational roles since inception in 1942. The aircraft flown by the squadron is listed here.
Like many "400" series squadrons 404 Maritime Patrol and Training Squadron has changed roles and aircraft during its history. A description of these changes is provided on this page.
The roles of Canadian air squadrons have often changed with time and necessity as in the case of 425 'Alouette' Tactical Fighter Squadron. The types of aircraft the squadron flew are listed.
Like several of its sister units, 439 Squadron has changed functions since inception. Beginning in the fighter bomber role in 1943, the squadron now flies helicopters and training aircraft in preparation for combat support.
This news story broadcast on September 1, 2002 reports on a reunion of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, or Wrens, who served during World War II.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
From inception to disbandment and reformation 441 Squadron has maintained various combat fighter roles throughout its history, as a perusal of the list of aircraft the unit flew will reveal.
A historical profile and aircraft list are provided here for the 415 Maritime Patrol Squadron.