Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

429 Transport Squadron

429 Transport Squadron Badge

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BADGE

Description

Argent on a mount Vert a bison Gules hoofed and horned Or the head lowered.

Significance

The bison is a fierce and powerful animal, indigenous to Canada.

MOTTO

FORTUNAE NIHIL (Nothing to chance)

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

ENGLISH CHANNEL AND NORTH SEA, 1943-1945; BALTIC, 1943-1945; FORTRESS EUROPE, 1943-1944; FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Biscay Ports, 1943-1944; Ruhr, 1943-1945; Berlin, 1943-1944; German Ports, 1943-1945; Normandy, 1944; Rhine; BISCAY, 1943-1944.

LINEAGE

Authorized as '429 (Bomber) Squadron' 15 October 1942.1
Disbanded 31 May 1946.2
Reformed as '429 (Tactical Transport) Squadron' 14 July 1967.3
Disbanded 1 September 1971.4
Reformed as '429 Composite Squadron' 6 July 1972.5
Redesignated '429 Transport Squadron' 1 August 1981.7

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on heavy bombing operations in Great Britain under 'Bomber Command'.8

SQUADRON STANDARD

429 Transport Squadron

1. AFRO 1296/45, Appendix “B”; Loose minute/Note d'accompagnement 2698/D of O, 10 October 1942, Kardex 181.009 (D612)

2. Information Memorandum No 184, 28 May 1946, file/dossier S.2-3-429 (DAS/Org), Kardex 181.009 (D750)

3. CFOO/OOFC 3.151, 21 July/juillet 1967, file/dossier F 1910-4363/1 (DO), AHR /RHA 1326-2535

4. “429 Squadron History”, 429 Squadron Annual Historical Report - 1972/Rapport historique annuel du 429e Escadron - 1972, AHR/RHA 1326-2587

5. CFOO/OOFC 5.12.2, 6 July/juillet 1972, file/dossier F 1901-2587 (DO)

6. CFOO/OOFC 2.12.2, 9 August/août , 1977, file/dossier 1901-2587 (DMCO)

7. CFOO/OOFC 2.12.2, 1 July/juillet , 1981, file/dossier 1901-2587 (DMCO)

8. Location of RCAF Squadrons, January 1944, Document Collection/collection de documents 72/360; Order of Detail No 37, 7 November 1942, no file number/aucun numéro de dossier, Kardex 181.006 (D308); AFHS, “No.429 Squadron”, PRF/DRP R S7 429

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