Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

No.7 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron

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The Second World War

PACIFIC COAST, 1941-1945.


Authorized as 'No.7 (General Purpose) Squadron' 1 November 1935.1
Disbanded 10 September 1939.2
Reformed as 'No.7 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron' 8 December 1941.3
Disbanded 25 July 1945.4


The Second World War

The squadron flew on anti-submarine operations on the Pacific Coast under 'Western Air Command'.5

1. GO 11/36

2. Samuel Kostenuk and John Griffin, RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft 1924-1968 (Toronto, 1977), p.28

3. Secret Organization Order No 33, 1 December 1941, file/dossier S.19-109-1 (D of O), Kardex 181.009 (D6661)

4. Secret Organization Order No 260, 12 July 1945, file/dossier S.17-7-1 (DOE), Kardex 181.009 (D5381)

5. Statement and Organization Charts for the Home and Overseas War and BCATP Organization, 15 April 1942, file/dossier S.2802 (D of O), Kardex 181.002 (D421); Memorandum/Note de service, Notes for CAS, Appendix A, 12 September 1939, Document Collection/Collection de documents 77/543

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