No. 10 Squadron RCAF

No. 10 Squadron RCAF
Active5 September 1939 – 15 August 1945
Disbanded15 August 1945
Country Canada
BranchAir Force Ensign of Canada (1941-1968).svg Royal Canadian Air Force
RoleBomber Reconnaissance
Part ofEastern Air Command
Nickname(s)North Atlantic Squadron
EngagementsSecond World War
Battle honoursNorth-West Atlantic 1940–1945[1]
Insignia
Squadron CodesPB (Aug 1939 - May 1942),
JK (May - Oct 1942)
Aircraft flown
BomberWestland Wapiti Mk.IIA
Douglas Digby
Consolidated Liberator III, V & VI

No. 10 (Army Cooperation) Squadron RCAF was formed on 5 October 1932 and renumbered as No. 110 Squadron on 15 November 1937, and then as No. 400 Squadron on 1 March 1941, as the first of the Article XV squadrons, manned and led by Canadians, but equipped with aircraft provided by the British.[2] No. 10 (Bomber) Squadron RCAF was a new, unrelated unit that was formed by the Royal Canadian Air Force on 5 September 1939 for anti-submarine warfare using the same, now disused squadron number, and was active for the duration of the Second World War.[3]

While based on the east coast of Canada and Newfoundland it established an RCAF record for 22 attacks on U-boats and successfully sank 3, garnering the unofficial nickname of North Atlantic Squadron.[4] The squadron flew the Westland Wapiti, Douglas Digby, and Consolidated Liberator.

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  1. ^ http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-4/h0017-eng.asp DND Directorate of History and Heritage
  2. ^ Kostenuk, 1977, p.40
  3. ^ Kostenuk, 1977, p.31
  4. ^ http://www.rcaf.com/Squadrons/squadronDetail.php?No.-10-Squadron-20 www.rcaf.com

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