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415 SQUADRON UPDATE MAY 2020
The Commanding Officer of 415 Squadron, Lieutenant-Colonel Ross Freeman, provides information concerning the first flight of the Block IV CP140.  He advises that despite COVID-19, test and evaluation efforts continue and aircrew are maintaining proficiency.
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THE ORIGIN OF WHITE KNUCKLE AIRLINES 
John Scott (Cyclops 01) writes that when he was on 415 Squadron, back in 1972-76, one of his primary secondary duties was Editor of the Summerside “Gulf Wings” Base newspaper. John happened to see the pullout calendar enclosed in the 1973 December edition of Canadian Aviation Magazine (CanAv).  The calendar depicted the infamous Down East International (DEI) Crew, created Capt Jack Desmarais (aka Ace McCool) of Air Canada. STORY

                                 415 Squadron COC


415 (Long Range Patrol Force Development) Squadron marked a Change of Command on 14 August 2020 – LCol Patrick LeBlanc relieving LCol Ross Freeman. ARTICLE.  
 

Operation BARGOLD


A UNIQUE ASW INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED DURING OPERATION BARGOLD 1963 - NATO'S ANNUAL MONITORING OF SOVIET NORTHERN FLEET EXERCISES.  The article was written by Rick Stojack,PhD, retired Flying Officer, RCAF 1957-1964. ARTICLE
 

"B" Flight 415 Squadron August 1942 

Neil Simon of Manchester, UK recently provided this photograph, which was not previously held, in the 415 Squadron photo collection.  His father, the late Micheal Simon, served as a member of 415 Squadron B Flight Ground Crew and is located fourth to the right in the second from the top row in this picture. The photograph was taken at RAF Tain, Scotland in August 1942
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                                   ​THE ORIGINAL PIRATE CREW


This story provides details concerning how and when 415 Crew 4 became known as the Pirate Crew.  John Murphy recalls how a newly formed crew in 1968 quickly jelled and had great success both in the air and on the ground.  They worked hard and played hard and their moniker suited them well.  STORY

 

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