Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

No.116 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron

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The Second World War



Authorized as 'No.116 (Coast Artillery Co-Operation) Squadron' 1 April 1938.1
Redesignated 'No.116 (Fighter) Squadron' 1 May 1939.2
Disbanded 2 November 1939.3
Reformed as 'No.116 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron' 30 June 1941.4
Disbanded 20 June 1945.5


The Second World War

The squadron flew on anti-submarine operations on the Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence under 'Eastern Air Command'.6

1. GO 49/38

2. AFGO 23/39

3. Summary of Events, 116 (BR) Sqn, 12 November 1939, RCAF Diaries, microfilm 98

4. Diary entry, No.116 Squadron, 30 June 1941, RCAF diaries, microfilm 98

5. Secret Organization Order No 247, 13 June 1945, file/dossier S.17-116-1 (DOE), Kardex 181.009 (D5382)

6. AFGO 30/40; Statement and Organization Charts for the Home and Overseas War and BCATP Organization, 15 April 1942, Kardex 181.002 (D421)

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