Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

411 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

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BADGE

Description

Argent a bear rampant Sable armed Or.

Significance

The bear is a fierce fighter and is found in Canada.

MOTTO

INIMICUS INIMICO (Hostile to an enemy)

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

DEFENCE OF BRITAIN, 1941-1944;ENGLISH CHANNEL AND NORTH SEA, 1942-1943; FORTRESS EUROPE, 1941-1944; Dieppe; FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Normandy, 1944; Arnhem; Rhine.

LINEAGE

Authorized as '411 (Fighter) Squadron' 16 June 1941.1
Disbanded 15 March 1946.2
Reformed as '411 Fighter Squadron (Auxiliary)' 1 February 1947.3
Disbanded 1 October 1947.4
Reformed as '411 (Fighter) Squadron' 1 October 1950.5
Redesignated '411 "County of York" (Fighter) Squadron' 2 June 1952.6
Redesignated '411 Squadron' 1 October 1958.7
Redesignated '411 Squadron (Auxiliary)' 22 February 1964.8
Redesignated '411 Air Reserve Squadron' 1 January 1969.9
Redesignated '411 Tactical Aviation Squadron' 22 October 1991.11
Redesignated '411 Tactical Helicopter Squadron' 1 April 1993.12
Disbanded 1 January 1998.13

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on fighter operations in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands under 'Fighter Command' and '2nd Tactical Air Force'. It remained in Germany after the war with 'British Air Forces of Occupation (Germany)'.14

SQUADRON STANDARD

411 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

1. AFRO 1296/45, Appendix “B”; Loose minute/Note d'accompagnement 9633/D of O, 9 June 1941, Kardex 181.006 (D281)

2. Memorandum/Note de service, Disposal of No 126 Wing and Associated Units, 14 March 1946, file/dossier S.2-3-126 (DAS), Kardex 181.009(D757)

3. Organization Order 781, 8 January 1947, file/dossier 192-10-9/311, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3047

4. Organization Order 810, 14 October 1947,file/dossier 192-10-64/411, NAC/AN,RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3047

5. Organization Order 20/50, 26 June 1950, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3047, file/dossier 895-64/411 (DOE)

6. Organization Order 98/51, 2 June 1952, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3047, file/dossier 895-64/411; Organization Order R2.2.4.2, 28 December 1954, file/dossier 895-64/411, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3047, file/dossier 895-64/411

7. Organization Order R8.14.2, 1 June 1958, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3047, file/dossier 895-64/411 (DOE)

8. Organization Order R8.14.2, 27 January 1964, file/dossier 895-64/411 (DOE)

9. CFOO/OOFC 68/56, 12 December/décembre 1968, file/dossier 1901-280/W1-1 (DO)

10. CFOO/OOFC 2.112, 1 September/septembre 1985, file/dossier 1901-7007 (DMCO)

11. MOO/DMO 28/91

12. MOO/DMO 93181

13. NDHQ Message/Message du QGDN, DEPR 003, 161930Z January/janvier 1998, file/dossier 1901-7001 (DEPR 2-9); MOO/DMO 97018

14. Organization Orders, 14 February 1947, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3047, file/dossier 192-10-64/411(DOE); AFHS, “No.411 Squadron”, PRF/DRP R S7 411; Information Memorandum No 138, 11 July 1945, file/dossier S.2-24 (DAS), Kardex 181.009 (D718); Location of RCAF Squadrons, January 1944, Document Collection/collection de documents 72/360; Order of Detail No 17, 16 June 1941, Kardex 181.009 (D281)

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