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Heavy Conversion Units
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1665 HCU
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21 HGCU

Advanced Flying Schools
201 AFS

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6 OTU
53 OTU

56 OTU

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230 OCU

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2 AAS
Empire Central AS

Other schools
1 Gp Aircrew School
1 Ground Defence School
1 Air Observers School
Central Gunnery School
5 Gp Anti Air School

Other units
Bomber Command
Coastal Command
Fighter Command
HQ No 5 Group
HQ No 23 Group
1485 Gunnery Flight
2782 Defence Sqn
178 Support Unit
399 Signals Unit
Nationality based Sqns

Updated: 1 Dec 06

Formed: 17 Jun 1941 at Digby

Disbanded: ??

Reformed: 6 Jul 2006, 4 Wing, RCAF Cold Lake

Squadron was based at:

RAF Digby :: 17 Jun 1941 - 26 Jul 1941

RAF Coleby Grange :: 26 Jul 1941 - 23 Feb 1943

RAF Acklington :: 23 Feb 1943 - 19 Dec 1943

RAF Coleby Grange :: 19 Dec 1943 - 5 Feb 1944

Squadron code: KP

Aircraft operated:

Defiant MkI :: Jul 1941 - Sep 1941

Beaufighter MkIIf :: Aug 1941 - Jun 1942

Beaufighter MkVIf :: Jun 1942 - Aug 1944

Mosquito MkXIII :: Apr 1944 - Jun 1945

409 'Nighthawk' Squadron RCAF was a night-fighter squadron. By the end of World War II it was credited with downing 10 V-1s.

Battle Honours

Defence of Britain 1941 - 44,
Fortress Europe 1942 - 44,
France and Germany 1944 - 45,
Normandy 1944
Rhine

409 TFS, RCAF, reformed on 6 Jul 2006 under 4 Wing at Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada.

409 Sqn RCAF Roundel

409 Sqn history on RCAF website

409 Sqn history on RCAF website

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