415 Maritime Patrol Squadron

The official lineage of the 415 Maritime Patrol Squadron.

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Squadron standard

Squadron standard

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Description

Argent a swordfish proper variant.

Significance

The swordfish and motto indicate the squadron's former operational duties in attacking enemy shipping.

Motto

AD METAM (To the mark)

Battle honours

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1942; ENGLISH CHANNEL AND NORTH SEA, 1942-1944; FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Biscay Ports, 1944; Ruhr, 1944-1945; German Ports, 1944-1945; Normandy, 1944; Rhine; BISCAY, 1942-1943.

Lineage

  • Authorized as '415 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron' 20 August 1941.Footnote 1
  • Redesignated '415 (Bomber) Squadron' 12 July 1944.Footnote 2
  • Disbanded 15 May 1945.Footnote 3
  • Reformed as '415 Maritime Patrol Squadron' 1 May 1961.Footnote 4

Operational history

The Second World War

The squadron flew on anti-shipping operations over the British and Dutch coasts under 'Coastal Command' and, later, on bombing operations in Great Britain under 'Bomber Command'.Footnote 5

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