No. 442 Squadron RCAF

No. 442 Squadron RCAF

442 City of Vancouver Squadron is an Air Force unit with the Canadian Forces. Based at CFB Comox on Vancouver Island it provides Search and Rescue coverage for the West Coast of Canada. The squadron is currently equipped with the CH-149 Cormorant and CC-115 Buffalo

quadron history

Beginning as No 14 Squadron RCAF, it transferred to England in January 1944 and became 442 Squadron in keeping with overseas numbering of Commonwealth Air Force Units. It disbanded in England in 1945 following the end of hostilities.

The squadron then reformed at Vancouver as an Auxiliary (Reserve) Fighter squadron. The Name "City of Vancouver" was added while stationed at RCAF Station Sea Island (Vancouver International Airport). It was disbanded in 1964 and reformed at Comox as a Search and Rescue squadron. The 442 squadron has served in the Canadian Forces since then.

External links

* [ DND - History of 442 Squadron]
* [ 19 Wing Comox]
* [ RCC Victoria - West Coast Search and Rescue Region]

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