407 Long Range Patrol Squadron

TO HOLD ON HIGH Significance: The badge represents the blows struck against enemy shipping by the "Demon Squadron".

407 Long Range Patrol Squadron is responsible for the surveillance of Canadian coastal waters. Traditionally, this has meant watching for foreign submarines off our coasts.

Today, this is only one part of their surveillance role, as the Squadron continues to protect the safety and security of Canadians at home and abroad.

Flying CP-140 Auroras, the crews spend long hours over the ocean looking for illegal fishing, migrant and drug smuggling and polluters. They can also perform search and rescue missions using air-droppable survival pods.

407 crews frequently support other governmental agencies such as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

In recent years, they have detected and gathered evidence against over a dozen suspected driftnet vessels in support of Canada's commitment to enforcing the United Nations moratorium on high-seas driftnet fishing.

The advanced sensors and cameras on board the Aurora were also used to protect Canadians to monitor flooding and dike stability during the Manitoba floods of 2010.

407 Squadron has been active in Afghanistan, supporting Operation APOLLO from 2001-2003 as well as in 2009 during OperationATHENA. 407 Squadron served in an Intelligence, Reconnassaince and Surveillance role during Operation MOBILE in the skies over Libya from 2010 to 2011.

The complete squadron history can be found on the Department of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage webpage.

407 Long Range Patrol Squadron
19 Wing Comox
PO Box 1000 Station Main

Email: 19wingpublicaffairs@forces.gc.ca
Phone: 250-339-8201

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