No. 6 Squadron RCAF

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No. 6 Squadron RCAF
Active 1935-1945
Country  Canada
Branch Air Force Ensign of Canada (1941-1968).svg Royal Canadian Air Force
Role Bomber Reconnaissance
Part of RCAF Western Air Command
Battle honours Pacific Coast 1941-1945[1]
Disbanded 7 August 1945

No. 6 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron was a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron that was active during the Second World War. It was formed on 4 March 1936 at RCAF Station Trenton as a Torpedo Bomber squadron before moving to RCAF Station Jericho Beach in 1938. During the war it was primarily used in an anti-submarine role with Western Air Command, flying from Jericho Beach and Coal Harbour. The squadron flew the Blackburn Shark, Supermarine Stranraer, Consolidated Canso and Consolidated Catalina before disbanding on 7 August 1945.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of National Defence". Cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Wings". Canadian Wings. Retrieved 2014-01-23.