444 Combat Support Squadron

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444 Combat Support Squadron
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444 Squadron Badge
Founded1 April 1993
Country Canada
BranchCanada Royal Canadian Air Force
RoleRescue
Part of5 Wing
Garrison/HQCFB Goose Bay
Motto(s)STRIKE SWIFT STRIKE SURE
Commanders
Commanding OfficerMajor Ryan Snider
Aircraft flown
HelicopterCH-146 Griffon

444 Combat Support Squadron is an Air Force unit with the Canadian Forces. Based at CFB Goose Bay, it provides helicopter support to the base operations.

History[edit]

444 Fighter Squadron was formed in March 1953 at CFB St. Hubert, Quebec and moved to CFB Baden-Soellingen in West Germany.[1]

Disbanded 1967, it was re-formed as 444 Tactical Helicopter Squadron at CFB Lahr, West Germany in 1972 as part of Canadian Forces Europe until 1991 and again in CFB Goose Bay in 1993.[2]

Past Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 444 Squadron". Avroland. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ "444 squadron". Helis.com. Retrieved 17 November 2013.