Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

415 Maritime Patrol Squadron

415 Maritime Patrol Squadron Badge

The following document is available for downloading or viewing:

For more information on accessing this file, please visit our help page.


BADGE

Description

Argent a swordfish proper variant.

Significance

The swordfish and motto indicate the squadron's former operational duties in attacking enemy shipping.

MOTTO

AD METAM (To the mark)

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1942; ENGLISH CHANNEL AND NORTH SEA, 1942-1944; FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Biscay Ports, 1944; Ruhr, 1944-1945; German Ports, 1944-1945; Normandy, 1944; Rhine; BISCAY, 1942-1943.

LINEAGE

Authorized as '415 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron' 20 August 1941.1
Redesignated '415 (Bomber) Squadron' 12 July 1944.2
Disbanded 15 May 1945.3
Reformed as '415 Maritime Patrol Squadron' 1 May 1961.4

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on anti-shipping operations over the British and Dutch coasts under 'Coastal Command' and, later, on bombing operations in Great Britain under 'Bomber Command'.5

SQUADRON STANDARD

415 Maritime Patrol Squadron

1. AFRO 1296/45, Appendix “B”; Loose minute/Note d'accompagnement 94/D of O, 9 August 1941, no file number/aucun numéro de dossier, Kardex 181.006 (D295)

2. Memorandum//Note de service, Transfer of No. 415 (RCAF) Squadron from Coastal Command to Bomber Command and Re-Equipment with Halifax Mark III Aircraft, 15 July 1944, file/dossier BC/S.31578/Org, Kardex 181.009 (D6822)

3. Information Memorandum No 115, 17 May 1945, file/dossier S.2-3-415 (DAS), Kardex 181.006 (D295)

4. File S.895-100-9/415, 1 June 1961, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, vol 3097

5. CFOO/OOFC 2.2.5, 9 September/septembre 1977, file/dossier 1901-2561 (DMCO)

6. Memorandum/Note de service, No. 902/44, Transfer of No. 415 (RCAF) Squadron from Coastal Command to Bomber Command, 14 April 1944, file/dossier S.D. 155/1944 (902-903), Kardex 181.006 (D295); Information Memorandum No 82, 15 July 1944, file/dossier S.2-3-415 (DAS), Kardex 181.006 (D295); Information Memorandum No 82, 15 July 1944, file/dossier S.2-3-415 (DAS), Kardex 181.006 (D295); “No.415 Squadron”, PRF/DRP R S7 415

Footnotes notice: This content is provided as it appears in the originating document (see PDF link above) and cannot be altered. Some notes reference annotation in only one of the official languages, and therefore numbers may not match in the content you are viewing. For clarification, we invite you to check the corresponding footnote in the French page.