No. 147 Squadron RCAF

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No. 147 Squadron RCAF
Active 1 July 1942 - 15 March 1944
Country  Canada
Allegiance  Canada
Branch Royal Canadian Air Force
Role Bomber-Reconnaissance
Part of Western Air Command
Battle honours Pacific Coast, 1942-1944.[1]

History[edit]

147 Squadron RCAF was a Canadian Home War Establishment (HWE) Squadron. It was formed as part of Western Air Command (WAC) on 1 July 1942 at Sea Island, B.C. where it served as a Bomber Reconnaissance (BR) unit tasked with anti-submarine duty.[2] 147 Squadron moved to RCAF Station Tofino, B.C. in March 1943 and, with the reduced threat of Japanese action on the Canadian Pacific coast, was disbanded 15 March 1944.

Equipment[edit]

Two letter Squadron code was briefly SZ from July 1942 until the use of Squadron codes was discontinued in the RCAF HWE on the 16 Oct 1942, "for security reasons".[3]

Bases[edit]

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References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ [1] Directorate of History and Heritage
  2. ^ Kostenuk & Griffin 1977 p. 65
  3. ^ Kostenuk & Griffin, 1977, p. 233
Bibliography
  • Kostenuk, S. and J. Griffin. RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft: 1924–1968. Toronto: Samuel Stevens, Hakkert & Company, 1977. ISBN 0-88866-577-6.