429 Transport Squadron

The official lineage of the 429 Transport Squadron.

Badge

Squadron standard

Squadron standard

Badge

Description

Argent on a mount Vert a bison Gules hoofed and horned Or the head lowered.

Significance

The bison is a fierce and powerful animal, indigenous to Canada.

Motto

FORTUNAE NIHIL (Nothing to chance)

Battle honours

The Second World War

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

Lineage

  • Authorized as '429 (Bomber) Squadron' 15 October 1942.Footnote 1
  • Disbanded 31 May 1946.Footnote 2
  • Reformed as '429 (Tactical Transport) Squadron' 14 July 1967.Footnote 3
  • Disbanded 1 September 1971.Footnote 4
  • Reformed as '429 Composite Squadron' 6 July 1972.Footnote 5
  • Redesignated '429 Transport Squadron' 1 August 1981.Footnote 7

Operational history

The Second World War

The squadron flew on heavy bombing operations in Great Britain under 'Bomber Command'.Footnote 8

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