444 Combat Support Squadron

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444 Combat Support Squadron
Founded 1 March 1953
Role Rescue
Part of 5 Wing
Garrison/HQ CFB Goose Bay
Motto STRIKE SWIFT STRIKE SURE
Commanders
5 Wing Commander Lieutenant Colonel Luc Sabourin
Aircraft flown
Fighter CL-13 Sabre, CF-104 Starfighter
Helicopter CH-112 Nomad, CH-136 Kiowa, CH-135 Twin Huey, CH-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

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 until 1991 and again in CFB Goose Bay in 1993.[2]

Aircraft

References

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