Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

437 Transport Squadron

437 Transport Squadron Badge

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BADGE

Description

Argent a husky's head affronté erased proper.

Significance

Nicknamed the "Husky Squadron", this unit adopted as its badge a husky's head indicative of its Second World War function of glider towing and the transportation of essential freight.

MOTTO

OMNIA PASSIM (Anything, anywhere)

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Arnhem; Rhine.

Honorary Distinction

The Gulf War honorary distinction emblazoned on the squadron Standard.

LINEAGE

Authorized as '437 (Transport) Squadron' 1 September 1944.1
Disbanded 15 June 1946.2
Reformed as '437 Transport Squadron' 1 October 1961.3

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on towing and transportation operations in Great Britain, Norway, Belgium and Germany under 'Transport Command'.5

The Gulf War

The squadron significantly reinforced the Canadian tactical fighter force that fought in the United Nations' action against Iraq.6

SQUADRON STANDARD

436 Transport Squadron

1. AFRO 1296/45, Appendix “B”

2. Organization Order No 44, 14 May 1946, file/dossier S.2-3-437, Kardex 181.009 (D803)

3. Organization Order 8.9.8, 3 October 1961, file/dossier 895-9/437(DOE), on file CFOO 2.13.8/ dans le dossier OOFC 2.13.8

4. CFOO/OOFC 2/13/8, 9 September/septembre 1977, file/dossier 1901-2516 (DMCO)

5. Headquarters Transport Command, Location of Units in Transport Command, 15 November 1945, file/dossier S.2-100-57, Kardex 181.009 (D758); AFHS, “No.437 (Transport) Squadron”, PRF/DRP R S7 437

6. CFSO/OSFC 5/94, 1994-05-06, file/dossier 1600-43-94

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