414 Electronic Warfare Support Squadron

The official lineage of the 414 Electronic Warfare Support Squadron.


Squadron standard

Squadron standard



Argent over a cloud proper a knight garnished Sable and Gules on a charger caparisonned Azure.


The squadron became unofficially known as the "Black Knight Squadron". The knight connotes fair but mortal combat. The cloud indicates that the fighting is in the air. Black is the customary garb of the night fighter, coupled with the white horse and red trimmings it gives the squadron tricolours.


TOTIS VIRIBUS (With all our might)

Battle honours

The Second World War

DEFENCE OF BRITAIN, 1942-1943; FORTRESS EUROPE, 1942-1944; Dieppe; FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Normandy, 1944; Arnhem; Rhine; BISCAY, 1943.


  • Authorized as '414 (Army Co-operation) Squadron' 12 August 1941.Footnote 1
  • Redesignated '414 (Fighter Reconnaissance) Squadron' 28 June 1943.Footnote 2
  • Disbanded 7 August 1945.Footnote 3
  • Reformed as ‘414 (Photographic) Squadron’ 1 April 1947,Footnote 4 from ‘14 (Photographic) Squadron' (authorized in 1943).Footnote 5
  • Disbanded 1 November 1950.Footnote 6
  • Reformed as ‘414 (Fighter) Squadron’ 1 December 1952.Footnote 7
  • Redesignated ‘414 All-Weather Fighter Squadron’ 1 August 1957.Footnote 8
  • Disbanded 30 June 1964.Footnote 9
  • Reformed as ‘414 Electronic Warfare Squadron’ 7 October 1967,Footnote 10 from the ‘RCAF Electronic Warfare Unit’ (authorized 1 November 1958).Footnote 11
  • Redesignated ‘414 Composite Squadron’ 17 June 1992.Footnote 13
  • Redesignated ‘414 Combat Support Squadron’ 1 April 1993.Footnote 14

No lineal connection with '14 Squadron' of 1942-44. See 442 Squadron.

Operational history

The Second World War

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