415 Long Range Patrol Force Development Squadron

The official lineage of the 415 Long Range Patrol Force Development Squadron.


Squadron standard

Squadron standard



Argent a swordfish proper variant.


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


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.


  • 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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