441 Tactical Fighter Squadron

The official lineage of the 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron.


Squadron standard

Squadron standard



Argent a silver fox's head affronté caboshed proper.


The silver fox, an animal indigenous to Canada, represents the squadron's nickname.



Battle honours

The Second World War

DEFENCE OF BRITAIN, 1945; FORTRESS EUROPE, 1944; FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Normandy, 1944; Arnhem; Walcheren.

Special Duty Area/Balkans 'Operation ECHO/ALLIED FORCE'



  • Authorized as '125 (Fighter) Squadron' 20 April 1942.Footnote 1
  • Redesignated '441 (Fighter) Squadron' 8 February 1944.Footnote 2
  • Disbanded 7 August 1945.Footnote 3
  • Reformed 1 March 1951.Footnote 4
  • Disbanded 15 September 1963.Footnote 5
  • Reformed as '441 Strike/Reconnaissance Squadron' 20 January 1964.Footnote 6
  • Redesignated to '441 Tactical Fighter Squadron' 1 January 1972.Footnote 7

Operational history

The Second World War

The squadron flew air defence operations in eastern Canada under 'Eastern Air Command'. After transfer overseas, it flew on air defence operations in Great Britain and France under 'Fighter Command' and '2nd Tactical Air Force'.Footnote 9

Special Duty Area/Balkans 'Operation Echo/Allied Force'

The squadron flew mostly close air support and battlefield air interdiction missions over Kosovo and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, under Task Force Aviano, 5 Allied Tactical Air Force from 12 April to 10 June 1999.Footnote 10

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