No. 422 Squadron RCAF


No. 422 Squadron RCAF

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

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.[1]

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.[1]

The squadron was reactivated as 422 Tactical Helicopter Squadron in January 1977, and remained a helicopter squadron until it was disbanded in August 1980.[1]

Aircraft

422 General Reconnaissance Squadron

422 Fighter Squadron

422 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

  • Bell CH-135 Twin Huey[1]
  • Bell CH-136 Kiowa[1]

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