416 Maritime Patrol Squadron

The official lineage of the 416 Maritime Patrol Squadron.

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Squadron standard

Squadron standard

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Description

Argent in front of a maple leaf Or a lynx proper leaping downwards.

Significance

The lynx is a fierce and dangerous animal, indigenous to Canada.

Motto

AD SALTUM PARATUS (Ready for the leap)

Battle honours

The Second World War

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

Honorary Distinction

The Gulf War honorary distinction emblazoned on the squadron Standard.

Lineage

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 the 'British Air Forces of Occupation (Germany)'.Footnote 10

The Gulf War

The Squadron significantly reinforced the Canadian tactical fighter force that fought in the United Nations' action against Iraq.Footnote 11

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