426 (Thunderbird) Squadron Association

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426 (Thunderbird) Squadron Association

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Dates of existence

1954-

History

The 426 “Thunderbird” Squadron Association is composed of retired and serving members of 426 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Armed Forces. The unit was formed at Dishforth, Yorkshire, England on the 15 of October 1942 and was officially declared operational on January 11, 1943. The unit participated in Operation HAWK as a part of the USAF Military Air Transport System during the Korean War. As the RCAF’s only long-range transport squadron at the time, the unit initially deployed six aircraft transporting personnel and materiel to Japan to support the United Nations’ efforts. Today the 426 Squadron operates as a training unit in Trenton, Ontario.

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Final

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  • English

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Sources

Not in Amicus. 2015/7 [426 (Thunderbird) Squadron Association fonds].

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