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No. 445 Squadron


No. 445 Squadron Badge A wolverine rampant holding in its dexter paw a lightning flash Motto Strike as lightning. The wolverine is an ingenious and fearless animal of great strength for its comparatively small size. it hunts by day and night, and in all weathers. The lightning-flash suggests the speed with which modern aircraft strike.


No. 445 (All-weather Fighter) Squadron was formed at North Bay, Ontario, on 1 April 1953 and relocated at Uplands, Ontario, five months later. At the beginning of November 1956 the squadron flew overseas to join No. 1 Fighter Wing at Marville, France, as the first CF-100 unit in the R.C.A.F.'s No. 1 Air Division. The squadron number is the second new number created in the R.C.A.F. since the end of the Second World War.

On the withdrawal of CF-100 aircraft from operational service, the squadron was disbanded on 31 December 1962.

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