|No. 445 Squadron
Badge: A wolverine rampant holding in its dexter paw a lightning
The wolverine, like the squadron, ventures forth to travel and hunt
both day and night in all weather. It is indigenous to Canada and is ingenious,
fearless, and of great strength. The flash of lightning is suggestive of
the speed with which modern aircraft strike.
Formed as an All-Weather (Fighter) unit at North Bay, Ontario on 1 April 1953, the squadron was the first unit to fly CF-100 aircraft on North American air defence. In November 1956 it joined No 1 Air Division Europe, replacing No 410 (Fighter) Squadron in No. 1 Wing at Marville, France. On the withdrawal of CF-100 aircraft from operational service, the squadron was disbanded on 31 December 1962.
Brief Chronology Formed at North Bay, Ont. 1 Apr 53. Disbanded at Marville, Fr· 31 Dec 62.
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