Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

No.117 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron

The following document is available for downloading or viewing:

For more information on accessing this file, please visit our help page.


BADGE /MOTTO

None

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

NORTH-WEST ATLANTIC, 1941-1943.

LINEAGE

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

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

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

Footnotes notice: This content is provided as it appears in the originating document (see PDF link above) and cannot be altered. Some notes reference annotation in only one of the official languages, and therefore numbers may not match in the content you are viewing. For clarification, we invite you to check the corresponding footnote in the French page.