Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

No.2 (Army Co-Operation) Squadron

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Authorized as '2 Squadron, CAF' from '123 Squadron (Canadian), RAF', 20 November 1918.1
Disbanded 5 February 1920.2
Reformed as 'No.2 (Operations) Squadron' 1 April 1925.3
Redesignated 'No.2 Squadron (Training)' 1 April 1927.4
Disbanded 1 July 1927 on transfer to the non-military Directorate of Civil Government Air Operations.5
Reformed 1 April 1928.6
Redesignated 'No.2 (Army Co-Operation) Squadron' 1 November 1935.7
Disbanded 16 December 1939.8


No lineal connection with '2 Squadron' of 1940-41. See 402 Squadron.


The Second World War

The squadron was disbanded at the beginning of the war to bring 110 and 112 Squadrons up to strength.9

1. Memorandum/Note de service, HQ Overseas Military Forces of Canada to Major Gibson, Secretary Overseas Ministry of Canadian Forces, CAF/-/8-2-3, 18 November 1918, NAC/AN, RG/GE 9, III, vol.80, series 10, 10-9-27 (Vol.1); Memorandum to/Ó Brigadier H.F. McDonald, 19 November 1918, NAC/AN, RG/GE 9, III, vol.80; series 10, 10-9-27 (Vol.1)

2. Wing Commander F.H. Hitchins, Air Board, Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force (Ottawa: Canadian War Museum, 1972), p.6

3. GO 69/25

4. GO 65/27

5. Hitchins, p.183

6. GO 73/28

7. AFGO 11/36

8. AFGO 69/39

9. Samuel Kostenuk and John Griffin, RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft 1924-1968 (Toronto, 1977), p.23

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