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441 Silver Fox Squadron

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Information
Role Tactical Fighter
Aircraft flown Supermarine Spitfire, North American P-51 Mustang, de Havilland Vampire, Canadair (North American) F-86 Sabre, Canadair (Lockheed) CF-104 Starfighter, McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet
Wing 4 Wing Cold Lake
Base CFB Cold Lake
Motto STALK AND KILL
Call Sign Demons
History
Date founded April 1942
Badge Silver Fox facing
Notable Battle Honours Defence of Britain 1945, Fortress Europe 1944, Normandy, France and Germany 1944-45, Arnhem, Walcheren, Kosovo.
Previous Designation 125 Squadron

441 Tactical Fighter Squadron (abbreviated 441 TFS) was a fighter squadron of the Canadian Forces'. It was originally formed as a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War. No. 441 was most recently located at 4 Wing Cold Lake, operating the CF-18 Hornet.

History

Absorbing 125 Squadron, 441 Squadron was formed on April 20, 1942 at RAF Digby, England. It had been based in England, France, and Belgium throughout the Second World War. When the squadron returned to England it was disbanded on August 7, 1945. 441 Squadron reformed at RCAF Station St. Hubert on March 1, 1951 and went to 1 wing, then located at RAF North Luffenham on February 13, 1952. The squadron was temporarily situated at 3 Wing Zweibrucken on December 21, 1954 before moving to their intended destination, Marville, France. They were deactivated on September 1, 1963 at Marville and then reactivated as 441 Strike/Attack squadron on September 15, 1963, then moved with 1 wing to Lahr in April 1967. In 1971 the squadron moved to CFB Baden-Soellingen and changed its name to 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron. They disbanded again in 1986 and then finally reformed at 4 wing Cold Lake on June 26, 1986.

On July 6, 2006, 441 Squadron was once again stood down, and its crew amalgamating with 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron at CFB Cold Lake and re-formed as 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron. The squadron's colours and Battle Honours were placed in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where it first operated.

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