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No. 447 Squadron

Motto: MONJAK ECOWI - "Always Ready"

In front of a red maple leaf a dagger per pale held by a dextor hand.

The History

Formed as a Surface-to-Air Missile unit at La Macaza, Quebec on September 15, 1962, the squadron was equipped with the nuclear-armed Bomarc surface-to-air missiles for North American air defence. On February 1, 1968 the squadron was integrated into the Canadian Armed Forces. The squadron was disbanded and the Bomarc's returned to the US on 1 September 1972. The squadron was reformed at CFB Namao, Alberta on 1 January 1979 as No. 447 Helicopter Squadron and flew the CH-147 Chinook heavy lift helicopter in a variety of roles in support of the Canadian Army, as well as tactical resupply to northern regions. The squadron was disbanded on 1 April 1991 with the retirement of the Chinook.

Representative Aircraft

  • Boeing CIM-10B Bomarc
  • Boeing CH-147 Chinook
The material above is mirrored from RCAF.com with the permission of Bob Hurst - who retains copyright to the material listed.