Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

1 Composite Squadron

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BADGE/MOTTO

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BATTLE HONOURS

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LINEAGE

Authorized as 'Conversion Training Squadron' 29 November 1940.1
Redesignated 'No.1 Refresher Squadron' 15 March 1943.2
Disbanded 29 October 1943.3
Reformed as '1 Composite Squadron' from '1 Composite Detachment' (authorized 15 July 1943) 1 April 1945.4
Disbanded 7 July 1945.5

Note

No lineal connection with ‘1 Squadron’ of 1918-20, 1925-27, or 1937-41. See 401 Squadron.

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The original squadron trained staff pilots for bombing and gunnery schools, and then provided refresher training to student pilots.6 1 Composite Detachment/Squadron served on target towing, communications and air-sea rescue duties under 'Eastern Air Command'.7


1. Organization Order 84, 11 November 1940, file/dossier 1018-1-6, RCAF Diaries, microfilm 76

2. Organization Order 261, 22 February 1943, file/dossier 925-160-1 (D of O), RCAF Diaries, microfilm 76

3. Organization Order 297, 18 October 1943, file/dossier 192-10-8 2 (D of O), RCAF Diaries, microfilm 76

4. Secret Organization Order 130, 7 July 1945, file/dossier S.35-10-8; Amendment List No.4 to Secret Organization Order 130, 24 March 1945, file/dossier S.35-10-8

5. Secret Organization Order 252, 16 June 1945, file/dossier S.55-10-8 (DOE), Kardex 181.009 (D5377)

6. Organization Order 84, 11 November 1940, file/dossier 1018-1-6, RCAF Diaries, microfilm 76

7. Secret Organization Order 130, 7 July 1945, file/dossier S.35-10-8; Organization Order 261, 22 February 1943, file/dossier 925-160-1 (DofO), RCAF Diaries, microfilm 76

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