Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron

419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron Badge

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BADGE

Description

Argent a moose attacking proper.

Significance

The moose, representing the squadron's nickname, is a fierce fighter indigenous to Canada. The motto is in Cree.

MOTTO

MOOSA ASWAYITA (Beware of the moose)

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

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

LINEAGE

Authorized as '419 (Bomber) Squadron' 15 December 1941.1
Disbanded 5 September 1945.2
Reformed as '419 All Weather (Fighter) Squadron' 15 March 1954.3
Disbanded 31 December 1962.4
Reformed as '419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron' 10 September 1977,5 from '1 Canadian Forces Flying Training School' (authorized 31 August 1964).6
Disbanded 24 June 1995.7
Reformed as ‘419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron’ 28 July 2000.8

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on bombing operations in Great Britain under 'Bomber Command'.9

SQUADRON STANDARD

419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron

1. AFRO 1296/45, Appendix "B"; Letter/lettre, Air Vice-Marshal G.O. Johnson to/à Air Officer in Chief, RCAF Overseas, 16 February 1942, file/dossier S.24-5-7 (DSD), Kardex 181.006 (D299)

2. AFRO 1465/45; Organization Order 290, 24 August 1945, file/dossier S.17-419-1 (DOE), Kardex 181.009 (D5435)

3. Organization Order 8/54, 29 January 1954, file/dossier895-9/419, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3024

4. Organization Order 4.5.1, 31 July 1962, file/dossier 895-9/419, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3024

5. CFOO/OOFC 2.15.4, 10 September/septembre 1977, file/dossier 1901-2595 (DMCO)

6. Organization Order 5.15.1, 31 August 1964, file/dossier 895-102/3 (DO), CFOO/OOFC 2.15.4

7. 419 Squadron Annual Historical Report - 1995/Rapport historique annuel du 419e Escadron - 1995, 24 June/juin 1995, file/dossier 1325-1 (CO), AHR/RHA 1326-2595

8. CANAIRGEN 021/00 CAS 031 131516Z Jul 00

9. Loose minute/Note d'accompagnement 396/D of O, 6 December 1941, no file number/aucun numéro de dossier, Kardex 181.006 (D299); AFHS, "No.419 (Moose) Squadron", PRF/DRP R S7 419

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