Fonds 78/323 - 441 Squadron fonds

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441 Squadron fonds

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CA ON00093 78/323

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  • 1944-1945 (Creation)
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    Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Squadron, 441

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21 cm of textual records

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(1942-1945)

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No. 441 (Silver Fox) Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force was an active fighter unit from April 1942 to August 1945. The Squadron was originally designated as No. 125, and was formed in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It was renumbered No. 441 Fighter Squadron when it transferred overseas to RAF Station Digby, Lincolnshire, England, on 8 February 1944. It was posted to airfields in England, France, and Belgium throughout the Second World War, flying the Supermarine Spitfire. When the squadron returned to England it was disbanded on 7 August 1945.

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Fonds consists of 11 volumes of Squadron records during 1944 to 1945. Volumes 1-2 include operational reports (opreps) consisting of daily reports from 441 Squadron to various headquarters, including the Royal Air Force (RAF), Allied Expeditionary Air Force, and 144 Airfield. Also includes volumes regarding flight logs, honours and awards, flying accidents, casualties, the Squadron unit badge and monthly training and flying returns. Volume 4 includes the returns of the pilots’ flying times and is classified.

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Unclassified

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Copies of the finding aid are located in the Reading Room of the Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH). Electronic copies are also available.

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The following related material can be found in Library and Archives Canada.
• RCAF [Royal Canadian Air Force] file S-47-20- No. 441 Squadron (RCAF) – Historical records – Operations records books – Includes nominal rolls of No. 125 Squadron – 12 Jan 1944 to 14 Aug 1945 (reference number: RG24-G-3-1-a, R112. File number: 181.003 (D4214)

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There is a Permanent Reference File (PRF) on 441 Squadron in the Document Collection.

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