- No. 416 Squadron RCAF
416 Tactical Fighter Squadron (abbreviated 416 TFS) was a fighter squadron of the Canadian Forces' and the Royal Canadian Air Force. It was most recently stationed at CFB 4 Wing Cold Lake, where it operated the
CF-18Hornet. In 2006, 416 TFS stood down and was amalgamated with 441 TFS into 409 TFS.
No. 416 Squadron RCAF was formed Peterhead in 1941 as a fighter squadron for service during
World War IIand based at various RAFbases in Scotland. It was disbanded after 1946.
The Squadron was reformed in 1952 at RCAF Uplands in
Ottawa, Ontariofor operations in Franceas part Canada's Cold Warpresence in Europe. By 1957, the squadron was relocated to Canadaat CFB Chathamin Chatham, New Brunswickas an air defence squadron.
In 1985 the Squadron relocated to
CFB Cold Lakeas a Tactical Fighter Squadron and later merged with No. 441 Squadron RCAF(Tactical Fighter Squadron) to reform No. 409 Squadron RCAFin 2006.
See [http://www.rcaf.com/squadrons/400series/416squadron.php No. 416 Squadron]
No 416's motto was AD SALTUM PARATUS - "Ready to Leap". The squadron's nickname was City of Oshawa, Lynx.
* Defence of Britain 1942-44
* Arnhem Fortress Europe 1942-44
* English Channel and North Sea 1943
* Dieppe Normandy Rhine France and Germany 1944-45
* Gulf War 1991
* Supermarine Spitfire
* North American
* Canadair T-33
* Canadair Sabre (Mk.2, Mk.5 and Mk.6)
* Avro Canada CF-100
Avro Canada CF-100
* McDonnell Douglas
* McDonnell Douglas
* [http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/4wing/news/releases_e.asp?cat=92&id=1228 Air Force merges two fighter squadrons into one at 4 Wing Cold Lake]
* [http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/4wing/squadron/409hist416_e.asp DND - History of 416 Squadron]
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