412 Transport Squadron

The official lineage of the 412 Transport Squadron.

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Squadron standard

Squadron standard

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Description

Argent a falcon volant proper.

Significance

The falcon is indigenous to all parts of Canada. Known for its skill and aggressiveness in dealing with its enemies, it has been used for hunting from an early date in history.

Motto

PROMPTUS AD VINDICTAM (Swift to avenge)

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 '412 (Fighter) Squadron' 30 June 1941.Footnote 1
  • Disbanded 15 March 1946.Footnote 2
  • Reformed as '412 Composite Squadron' 1 April 1947,Footnote 3 from '12 Communications Squadron' (authorized 30 August 1940).Footnote 4
  • Redesignated '412 (Transport) Squadron' 1 April 1949.Footnote 5

Operational history

The Second World War

The squadron flew on fighter operations in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands with 'Fighter Command' and '2nd Tactical Air Force'. It remained in Germany after the war with 'British Air Forces of Occupation (Germany)'.Footnote 7

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