433 Tactical Fighter Squadron

The official lineage of the 433 Tactical Fighter Squadron.


Squadron standard

Squadron standard



Argent, in front of a hurt, a porcupine Or.


This squadron was adopted by the Porcupine District of Northern Ontario during the Second World War. The hurt or blue disc symbolizes the "hurt" done to the enemy and the sky through which the unit operates. The motto refers to the squadron and its nickname.


QUI S'Y FROTTE S'Y PIQUE (Who opposes it gets hurt)

Battle honours

The Second World War

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


  • Authorized as 'No.433 (Bomber) Squadron' 7 June 1943.Footnote 1
  • Disbanded 15 October 1945.Footnote 2
  • Reformed as '433 All Weather Fighter Squadron' 15 November 1954.Footnote 3
  • Disbanded 31 July 1961.Footnote 4
  • Reformed as '433e Escadrille tactique de combat' 15 August 1968.Footnote 5
  • Redesignated '433 Tactical Fighter Squadron' 24 May 1978.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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