419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron

The official lineage of the 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron.

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Description

Argent a moose attacking proper.

Significance

The moose, representing the squadron's nickname, is a fierce fighter indigenous to Canada. The motto is in Cree.

Motto

MOOSA ASWAYITA (Beware of the moose)

Battle honours

The Second World War

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

Lineage

  • Authorized as '419 (Bomber) Squadron' 15 December 1941.Footnote 1
  • Disbanded 5 September 1945.Footnote 2
  • Reformed as '419 All Weather (Fighter) Squadron' 15 March 1954.Footnote 3
  • Disbanded 31 December 1962.Footnote 4
  • Reformed as '419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron' 10 September 1977,Footnote 5 from '1 Canadian Forces Flying Training School' (authorized 31 August 1964).Footnote 6
  • Disbanded 24 June 1995.Footnote 7
  • Reformed as ‘419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron’ 28 July 2000.Footnote 8

Operational history

The Second World War

The squadron flew on bombing operations in Great Britain under 'Bomber Command'.Footnote 9

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