Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

32 Utility Squadron

32 Utility Squadron Badge

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BADGE

Description

Per fesse Azure and barry wavy Argent and Azure two chain links conjoined in pale the one in chief Argent the one in base Or.

Significance

The design symbolized the close cooperation and unity between air and sea elements of the Canadian Forces.

MOTTO

NIHIL QUAM ARDUUM (Nothing too difficult)

COLOURS

White and Blue

BATTLE HONOURS

None

LINEAGE

Originally authorized in the Royal Canadian Navy in November 1952 and incorporates the following units.

32 Squadron

Authorized as '32 Utility Squadron' in November 19521 from '743 Fleet Reconnaissance Unit' (authorized 25 May 1946).2
Amalgamated with '40 Training Squadron' 4 May 1959, retaining the senior designation.3
Disbanded 4 July 1992.5

40 Squadron

Authorized as '40 Training Squadron' 1 May 1954.6
Amalgamated with 32 Utility Squadron as above.

SQUADRON STANDARD

32 Utility Squadron

1. "Brief History of Air Squadron VU 32 (Utility)", file/dossier 1700-219/32, on Document Collection NHS files/dans les dossiers SHM de la collection de documents; Peter Charlton and Michael Whitby (eds.), "Certified Serviceable". Swordfish to Sea King (Ottawa, 1995), p.58. Within all of the sources consulted no particular day in November was ever specified/Aucune journée précise de novembre n'est mentionnée dans les documents de références

2. J.D.F. Kealy and E.C. Russell, A History of Canadian Naval Aviation 1918-1962 (Ottawa, 1965), p.50; "Brief History of Air Squadron VU 32 (Utility)", on file 1700-219/32, on Document Collection NHS files/dans les dossiers SHM de la collection de documents

3. Report of Proceedings, Utility Squadron 32, 2 June 1959, on file/dans le dossier 1926-219/32, file/dossier 1700-219/32, on Document Collection NHS files/dans les dossiers SHM de la collection de documents

4. CFOO/OOFC 2.10.4, 9 September/septembre 1977, file/dossier 1901-1316 (DMCO)

5. NDHQ Message/Message du QGDN, D FORCE S 864, 291930Z Jun/juin 92, file/dossier 1901-2545 (D FORCE S), AHR/RHA 1326-1316. The disbandment was authorized by MOO/La dissolution a été autorisée par le DMO 92045, 17 June/juin 1992

6. NHS/SHM, "Brief History of Air Squadron VT 40 (Training)", on file 1700-219/40, on Document Collection NHS files/dans les dossiers SHM de la collection de documents; Peter Charlton and Michael Whitby (eds.), "Certified Serviceable". Swordfish to Sea King (Ottawa, 1995), p.59

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