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412 Transport Squadron
Information
Role VIP transport and general duties
Aircraft Operated CC-144 Challenger
Home Station CFB Trenton
Motto Promptus Ad Vindictam ("Swift to avenge")
History
Date Founded 1941
Badge A falcon volant
Notable Battle Honours Defence of Britain 1941-44, English Channel and North Sea 1942-43, Fortress Europe 1941-44, Dieppe, France and Germany 1944-45, Normandy 1944, Arnhem, Rhine

No. 412 Transport Squadron of Canadian Forces Air Command is one of 3 transport squadrons attached to CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario. This squadron, however, is based out of Ottawa, Ontario. It had formerly been attached to CFB Ottawa, which closed in 1994.

History

No. 412 (Transport) Squadron was formed in 1949, but traces its history back to two separate squadrons: Number 12 Communications Flight at RCAF Station Ottawa and 412 (Fighter) Squadron, which was formed at RAF Digby, England on June 30, 1941.

After the Second World War, Number 12 Communications Flight was re-assigned as 412 Squadron on April 1, 1947, and renamed 412 (Composite) Squadron based at Rockcliffe. In 1955, the 412 moved to Uplands. In the late 1970s a sub-unit was established at CFB Lahr in West Germany. This operation closed in 1993.

In 1994, CFB Ottawa (Rockcliffe) closed and 412's fleet was moved to a civilian hanger at Ottawa International Airport. All aircraft are maintained by Transport Canada on behalf of the Canadian Forces.

Aircraft used by 412 include:

Current role

Today, 412 Squadron provides transport for high level government officials and foreign VIPs while they are in Canada. The squadron uses 6 CC-144 Challenger business jets.

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