No. 5 Squadron RCAF

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No. 5 Squadron RCAF
Active 1934-1945
Country  Canada
Branch Air Force Ensign of Canada (1941-1968).svg Royal Canadian Air Force
Role Bomber Reconnaissance
Part of RCAF Eastern Air Command
Nickname(s) Gannet
Motto(s) VOLANDO VINCIMUS - "By Flying We Conquer"

Second World War

Battle honours North West Atlantic, 1939-1945[1]
Disbanded 15 July 1945

No. 5 Squadron RCAF was a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron that was active during the Second World War. It was primarily used in an anti-submarine role with Eastern Air Command and was based at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Gander, Newfoundland, Torbay, Newfoundland, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Sydney, Nova Scotia. The squadron flew the Supermarine Stranraer, Consolidated Canso and Consolidated Catalina before disbanding on 15 July 1945.[2]


  • 4 May 1943 - U-209[3]

See also[edit]

Convoy ONS 5