431 Air Demonstration Squadron

The official lineage of the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron.

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Squadron standard

Squadron standard

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Description

Argent an Iroquois' head adorned.

Significance

The Iroquois' head represents the squadron's motto.

Motto

THE HATITEN RONTERIIOS (Warriors of the air)

Battle honours

The Second World War

ENGLISH CHANNEL AND NORTH SEA, 1943-1944; BALTIC, 1943-1944; 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 'No.431 (Bomber) Squadron' 7 November 1942.Footnote 1
  • Disbanded 5 September 1945.Footnote 2
  • Reformed as '431 (Fighter) Squadron' 18 January 1954.Footnote 3
  • Disbanded 1 October 1954.Footnote 4
  • Reformed as ‘431 Air Demonstration Squadron’ 9 August 1977,Footnote 5 from the ‘Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Team’ (authorized 15 January 1975).Footnote 6

Operational history

The Second World War

The squadron flew on bombing and mine-laying operations in Great Britain under 'Bomber Command'.Footnote 7

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