437 Transport Squadron

The official lineage of the 437 Transport Squadron.


Squadron standard

Squadron standard



Argent a husky's head affronté erased proper.


Nicknamed the "Husky Squadron", this unit adopted as its badge a husky's head indicative of its Second World War function of glider towing and the transportation of essential freight.


OMNIA PASSIM (Anything, anywhere)

Battle honours

The Second World War

FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Arnhem; Rhine.

Honorary Distinction

The Gulf War honorary distinction emblazoned on the squadron Standard.


  • Authorized as '437 (Transport) Squadron' 1 September 1944.Footnote 1
  • Disbanded 15 June 1946.Footnote 2
  • Reformed as '437 Transport Squadron' 1 October 1961.Footnote 3

Operational history

The Second World War

The squadron flew on towing and transportation operations in Great Britain, Norway, Belgium and Germany under 'Transport Command'.Footnote 5

The Gulf War

The squadron significantly reinforced the Canadian tactical fighter force that fought in the United Nations' action against Iraq.Footnote 6

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