Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

409 Combat Support Squadron

409 Combat Support Squadron Badge

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BADGE

Description

Argent in front of a cloak Azure a crossbow Or.

Significance

The crossbow in front of a dark cloak indicates the unit's original role as a night fighter squadron.

MOTTO

MEDIA NOX MERIDIES NOSTER (Midnight is our noon)

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

DEFENCE OF BRITAIN, 1941-1944; FORTRESS EUROPE, 1942-1944; FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Normandy, 1944; Rhine.

LINEAGE

Authorized as '409 (Night Fighter) Squadron' 16 June 1941.1
Disbanded 1 July 1945.2
Reformed as '409 All-Weather Fighter Squadron' 1 November 1954.3
Redesignated '409 Tactical Fighter Squadron' 1 July 1984.5
Disbanded 30 July 1991.6
Reformed as '409 Combat Support Squadron' 1 April 1993.7
Disbanded 1 July 1994.8

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on night air defence operations in Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany under 'Fighter Command' and '2nd Tactical Air Force'.9

SQUADRON STANDARD

409 Combat Support Squadron

1. Loose minute/Note d'accompagnement 9633/D of O, 9 June 1941, file/dossier 2-3-409, Kardex 181.006 (D279)

2. Information Memorandum No 133, 19 June 1945, file/dossier S.2-3-409, Kardex 181.006 (D279)

3. Organization Order 47/54, 24 September 1954, file/dossier 895-/419 (DOE), RCAF Diaries, microfilm 131

4. CFOO/OOFC 2.14.1, 1 March/mars 1979, file/dossier 1901-2378 (DMCO)

5. NDHQ Message/Message du QGDN, DMCO 2784, 211520Z July/juillet 1984, file/dossier 1901-2378 (DMCO), AHR/RHA 1326-0271

6. OO/DMO 1/91; NDHQ Message/Message du QGDN, D FORCE S 907, 081200Z Aug/août 1991, file/dossier 1901-1951 (D FORCE S)

7. MOO/DMO 93283; CFOO/OOFC 2.3.19.3, 15 May/mai 1993, file/dossier 1901-0271 (DGFD)

8. 414 Squadron Annual Historical Report - 1994/Rapport historique annuel du 414e Escadron - 1994, 30 January/janvier 1995, file/dossier 1253-1 (CO 414 Sqn), AHR/RHA 1326-2417, vol 2. This document cites "D COMD 103, 171900Z JUN 94" as the authority for the disbandment/Ce document mentionne que «D COMD 103, 171900Z JUN 94» était l'autorité responsable de la dissolution

9. AFRO 1296/45, Appendix "B"; AFHS, "No.409 Squadron", PRF/DRP R S7 409; Order of Detail No 15, 16 June 1941, no file number/aucun numéro de dossier, Kardex 181.006 (D279); Location of RCAF Squadrons, January 1944, Document Collection/collection de documents 72/360

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