411 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

The official lineage of the 411 Tactical Helicopter Squadron.

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Squadron standard

Squadron standard

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Description

Argent a bear rampant Sable armed Or.

Significance

The bear is a fierce fighter and is found in Canada.

Motto

INIMICUS INIMICO (Hostile to an enemy)

Battle honours

The Second World War

DEFENCE OF BRITAIN, 1941-1944;ENGLISH CHANNEL AND NORTH SEA, 1942-1943; FORTRESS EUROPE, 1941-1944; Dieppe; FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Normandy, 1944; Arnhem; Rhine.

Lineage

  • Authorized as '411 (Fighter) Squadron' 16 June 1941.Footnote 1
  • Disbanded 15 March 1946.Footnote 2
  • Reformed as '411 Fighter Squadron (Auxiliary)' 1 February 1947.Footnote 3
  • Disbanded 1 October 1947.Footnote 4
  • Reformed as '411 (Fighter) Squadron' 1 October 1950.Footnote 5
  • Redesignated '411 "County of York" (Fighter) Squadron' 2 June 1952.Footnote 6
  • Redesignated '411 Squadron' 1 October 1958.Footnote 7
  • Redesignated '411 Squadron (Auxiliary)' 22 February 1964.Footnote 8
  • Redesignated '411 Air Reserve Squadron' 1 January 1969.Footnote 9
  • Redesignated '411 Tactical Aviation Squadron' 22 October 1991.Footnote 11
  • Redesignated '411 Tactical Helicopter Squadron' 1 April 1993.Footnote 12
  • Disbanded 1 January 1998.Footnote 13

Operational history

The Second World War

The squadron flew on fighter operations in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands under 'Fighter Command' and '2nd Tactical Air Force'. It remained in Germany after the war with 'British Air Forces of Occupation (Germany)'.Footnote 14

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