Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

No.117 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron

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The Second World War



Authorized as 'No.117 (Fighter) Squadron' 1 April 1938.1
Redesignated 'No.117 (Coast Artillery Co-Operation) Squadron' 1 May 1939.2
Disbanded 28 October 1939.3
Reformed as 'No.117 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron' 1 August 1941.4
Disbanded 20 November 1941.5
Reformed 27 April 1942.6
Disbanded 15 December 1943.7


The Second World War

The squadron flew on anti-submarine operations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Cape Breton Island areas under 'Eastern Air Command'.8

1. GO 49/38

2. AFGO 23/39

3. Memorandum/Note de service, 25 October 1939, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, vol. 4952, file/dossier 2019-117-1; Daily Diary, No.117 Squadron, 28 October 1939, RCAF Diaries, microfilm 99

4. Secret Organization Order 18, 14 July 1941, file/dossier S.19-81-1 (DAO), RCAF Diaries, microfilm 99

5. Daily Diary, No.117 Squadron, 20 November 1941, RCAF Diaries, microfilm 99

6. Secret Organization Order No 62, 17 April 1942, file/dossier S.19-81-1 (D of O), RCAF Diaries, microfilm 100

7. Secret Organization Order No 153, 13 December 1943, file/dossier S.17-117-1 (D of O), Kardex 181.009 (D3813)

8. Statement and Organization for the Home and Overseas War and BCATP Organization, 15 April 1942, file/dossier S.8202, 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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