Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

No.4 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron

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The Second World War

PACIFIC COAST, 1941-1945.


Authorized as '4 (Operations) Squadron' 1 April 1925.1
Redesignated 'No.4 Squadron (Training)' 1 April 1927.2
Disbanded 1 July 1927 on transfer to the non-military Directorate of Civil Government Air Operations.3
Reformed 1 April 1928.4
Redesignated 'No.4 (Flying Boat) Squadron' 1 November 1935.5
Redesignated 'No.4 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron' 1 December 1937.6
Redesignated 'No.4 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron' 1 September 1939.7
Disbanded 7 August 1945.8


The Second World War

The squadron flew on anti-submarine operations on the Pacific Coast under 'Western Air Command'.9

1. GO 69/25

2. GO 65/27

3. Wing Commander F.H. Hitchins, Air Board, Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force (Ottawa, 1972), p.183

4. GO 73/28

5. GO 11/36

6. GO 175/37

7. AFGO 57/39

8. AFRO 1314/45; Secret Organization Order No 275, 2 August 1945, file/dossier S.17-4-1 (DOE), Kardex 181.009 (D5379)

9. AFGO 25/40; Statement and Organization Charts for the Home and Overseas War and BCATP Organization, 15 April 1942, file/ dossier S.8202 (D of O), Kardex 181.002 (D421); Memorandum/Note de service, Notes for CAS, Appendix A, 12 September 39, Document Collection/collection de documents 77/543

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