Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

432 All Weather Fighter Squadron

432 All Weather Fighter Squadron Badge

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BADGE

Description

Argent in front of a full moon Argent a cougar leaping downwards Sable armed and langued Gules.

Significance

The badge indicates the squadron's Second World War night bombing attacks on the enemy. The motto refers to the unit's fierce desire to fight for light against the darkness of oppression.

MOTTO

SAEVITER AD LUCEM (Ferociously towards the light)

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

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

LINEAGE

Authorized as 'No.432 (Bomber) Squadron' 1 May 1943.1
Disbanded 15 May 1945.2
Reformed as '432 All Weather Fighter Squadron' 1 October 1954.3
Disbanded 15 October 1961.4

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on bombing operations in Great Britain under 'Bomber Command'.5


1. AFRO 1296/45, Appendix “B”; Loose minute/Note d'accompagnement 2018/D of O, 21 April 1943, Kardex 181.006 (D289)

2. Secret Message, 15 May 1943, file/dossier BC/S32518/Org, file/dossier S.2-3-432, Kardex 181.006 (D289)

3. Organization Order 34/54, 19 July 1954, file/dossier 895-9/432 (DOE), Document Collection/collection de documents 80/529

4. Organization Order 2.51, 4 August 1961, file/dossier 895-9/432 (DOE), Document Collection/collection de documents 80/529

5. Loose minute/Note d'accompagnement 2018/D of O, 21 April 1943, Kardex 181.006 (D289); No 6 (RCAF) Group, Document Collection/collection de documents 72/360; AFHS, “No.432 (Leaside) Squadron”, PRF/DRP R S7 432

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