No. 445 Squadron RCAF

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No. 445 Squadron RCAF
No. 445 Squadron RCAF badge.jpg
Country Canada
BranchAir Force Ensign of Canada (1941-1968).svg Royal Canadian Air Force
RoleFighter operations
Home baseRCAF North Bay (1953)
RCAF Uplands (1953-1956)
RCAF Station Marville (1956-1962)
Motto(s)Strike as Lightning
Aircraft flown
FighterCF-100 Canuck

No. 445 Squadron RCAF was a short-lived post World War II squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

The unit was formed in 1953 at CFB North Bay and equipped with CF-100 Canuck. It relocated to CFB Uplands shortly afterwards.[1]

In 1956 No 445 relocated to RCAF Station Marville in France becoming an All-weather Fighter squadron. The squadron was disbanded in 1962 when the CF-100 were retired by the RCAF.[2]


445 Sqn patch, c. 1953 to 1962