Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

435 Transport and Rescue Squadron

435 Transport and Rescue Squadron Badge

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Argent a chinthe on a plinth Or.


The chinthe is a legendary monster which guards the temples in Burma where this squadron operated in the Second World War. The motto refers to the unit's activities as a transport squadron.


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The Second World War

BURMA, 1944-1945.


Authorized 23 January 1943 and incorporates the following units.

164 Squadron

Authorized as '164 (Transport) Squadron' 23 January 1943.1
Divided into two units 1 August 1946, with the Edmonton detachment redesignated '435 (Transport) Squadron'.2  See also 426 Squadron.

435 Squadron

Authorized as '435 (Transport) Squadron' 20 August 1944.3
Disbanded 31 March 1946.4
Reformed from the Edmonton detachment of '164 Transport Squadron' 1 August 1946, as above.
Redesignated '435 Transport and Rescue Squadron' 1 May 1995.5


The Second World War

164 Squadron flew on transport operations on the Atlantic Coast under 'Eastern Air Command'.7 435 Squadron flew transport operations in Burma under 'East Asia Command'.8


435 Transport and Rescue Squadron

1. Secret Organization Order No 1/43, file/dossier S.17-164-9, Kardex 181.009 (D1040)

2. Secret Organization Order 331, 10 July 1946, file/dossier 192-10-9/435 (DOE), Kardex 181.009 (D5418)

3. AFRO 1296/45, Appendix "B"; AFRO 1645/45

4. Information Memorandum No 180, 13 March 1946, file/dossier S.2-3-435, Kardex 181.009 (D757); Headquarters Transport Command, Organization Orders, IM/1175/Org.3, file/dossier S.2-100-57 (DAS), 13 March 1946, Kardex 181.009 (D755)

5. CFOO/OOFC 2.7.1, 9 September/septembre 1977, file/dossier 1901-2512 (DMCO)

6. NDHQ Message/Message du QGDN, DGMP 009, 4 May/mai 1995, file/dossier 1901-1 (DEPR); MOO/DMO 95033

7. AFHS, "No.164 (T) Squadron", October 1952, PRF/DRP R S7 164

8. Information Memorandum No 83, 18 Jul 44, file/dossier S.2-3-435, Kardex 181.009 (D803); Headquarters Transport Command, Locations of Units in Transport Command, 15 November 1945, file/dossier S.2-100-57, Kardex 181.009 (D758); Memorandum/Note de service, Organization - Nos 435 and 436 Squadrons, 6 February 1945, file/dossier S.2-3-435 (DDPII), Kardex 181.006 (D314)

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