Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

436 Transport Squadron

436 Transport Squadron Badge

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BADGE

Description

Argent an elephant's head couped Sable tusks Or carrying a log of the last in its trunk.

Significance

The squadron operated as a transport unit from a base in India during the Second World War and adopted this badge and motto to symbolize its functions.

MOTTO

ONUS PORTAMUS (We carry the load)

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

BURMA, 1945.

LINEAGE

Authorized as '436 (Transport) Squadron' 20 August 1944.1
Disbanded 22 June 1946.2
Reformed as '436 Transport Squadron' 1 April 1953.3

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on medium range transport operations in Burma and India under 'South East Asia Command'.5

SQUADRON STANDARD

436 Transport Squadron

1. AFRO 1296/45, Appendix "B"

2. Organization Order No 45, 22 May 46, file/dossier S.2-3-436, Kardex 181.009 (D805)

3. Organization Order 15/53, 24 February 1953, file/dossier 895-9-436 (DOE), NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/ boîte 3024

4. CFOO/OOFC 2.13.5, 9 August/août 1977, file/;dossier 1901-2523 (DMCO)

5. Memorandum/Note de service, Organization - Nos 435 and 436 Squadrons, 6 February 1945, file/dossier S.2-3-435 (DDPII), Kardex 181.006 (D314); Information Memorandum No 83, 18 July 1944, file/dossier S.2-3-436, Kardex 181.009 (D805); Headquarters Transport Command, Location of Units in Transport Command, 15 November 1945, file/dossier S.2-100-57, Kardex 181.009 (D758); AFHS, "No.436 Squadron", PRF/DRP R S7 436

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