No. 422 Squadron RCAF
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|No. 422 Squadron RCAF|
|Branch||Royal Canadian Air Force|
|Equipment||Canadair CF-104 Starfighter|
|Battle honours||Atlantic 1942-45, English Channel and North Sea 1944-45, Normandy 1944, Biscay 1944-45, Arctic 1942.|
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.
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, becoming part of the Canadian Armed Forces in 1968. Becoming 422 Fighter Squadron, CAF, it remaining there until deactivation in July 1970.
The squadron was reactivated as 422 Tactical Helicopter Squadron in January 1977, and remained a helicopter squadron until it was disbanded in August 1980.
422 General Reconnaissance Squadron
- Saro Lerwick
- Consolidated Catalina
- Short Sunderland
- Douglas Dakota
- Consolidated Liberator
422 Fighter Squadron
422 Tactical Helicopter Squadron
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