413 Transport and Rescue Squadron

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413 Transport and Rescue Squadron is an air force squadron of the Canadian Armed Forces.wikipedia
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Leonard Birchall

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The squadron gained fame for the actions of Squadron Leader Leonard Birchall, who detected a large Japanese task force approaching Ceylon.
In early 1942, he joined 413 Squadron, then based in the Shetland Islands and flew patrols over the North Sea.

Royal Canadian Air Force

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It was originally a flying boat squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

CFB Bagotville

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The squadron reformed again on August 1, 1951, as a fighter squadron at CFB Bagotville.
Two squadrons, 413 and 414, initially trained at Bagotville using De Havilland Vampire and F-86 Sabre aircraft.

Zweibrücken Air Base

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Equipped with the F-86 Sabre they deployed to Zweibrücken, Germany.
Three squadrons flying F-86 Sabres were located at Zweibrücken: 413, 427, and 434.

CFB Summerside

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The squadron was reactivated at CFB Summerside on July 8, 1968, in its current role of a Transportation and Rescue Squadron.
107 Rescue Unit, 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 420 Air Reserve Squadron, 880 Maritime Reconnaissance Squadron (Royal Canadian Navy), 31 Support Air Group (Royal Canadian Navy), and 415 Maritime Patrol Squadron.

Canadair Sabre

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Equipped with the F-86 Sabre they deployed to Zweibrücken, Germany.

AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant

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It currently operates the C-130 Hercules and the CH-149 Cormorant in transport plus search and rescue roles at CFB Greenwood. On July 13, 2006, 413 Squadron suffered the first fatal crash of a Cormorant in Canadian service when a CH-149 (Aircraft 149914) based at CFB Greenwood crashed while conducting a night training exercise near Canso, Nova Scotia.

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413 Transport and Rescue Squadron is an air force squadron of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Squadron (aviation)

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413 Transport and Rescue Squadron is an air force squadron of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Canadian Armed Forces

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413 Transport and Rescue Squadron is an air force squadron of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Flying boat

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It was originally a flying boat squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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It currently operates the C-130 Hercules and the CH-149 Cormorant in transport plus search and rescue roles at CFB Greenwood.

RAF Coastal Command

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413 Squadron was created as the third RCAF squadron attached to the RAF Coastal Command and equipped with PBY Catalina flying boats.

Consolidated PBY Catalina

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413 Squadron was created as the third RCAF squadron attached to the RAF Coastal Command and equipped with PBY Catalina flying boats.

Sri Lanka

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The squadron gained fame for the actions of Squadron Leader Leonard Birchall, who detected a large Japanese task force approaching Ceylon.

Royal Navy

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This allowed time for the defenders to prepare, and foiled what could have been a major blow to the Royal Navy in the Indian Ocean.

Indian Ocean

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This allowed time for the defenders to prepare, and foiled what could have been a major blow to the Royal Navy in the Indian Ocean.

CFB Rockcliffe

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Reformed at RCAF Rockcliffe on April 1, 1947, it took over the duties of No.

Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck

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The squadron stood down on April 7, 1957, and was then reformed on May 1 operating the Avro CF-100 Canuck at Bagotville.

Canso, Nova Scotia

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On July 13, 2006, 413 Squadron suffered the first fatal crash of a Cormorant in Canadian service when a CH-149 (Aircraft 149914) based at CFB Greenwood crashed while conducting a night training exercise near Canso, Nova Scotia.

CFB Greenwood

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It currently operates the C-130 Hercules and the CH-149 Cormorant in transport plus search and rescue roles at CFB Greenwood.