Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons
415 Maritime Patrol Squadron
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Argent a swordfish proper variant.
The swordfish and motto indicate the squadron's former operational duties in attacking enemy shipping.
AD METAM (To the mark)
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.
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
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
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
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