RCAF No 115 Squadron

Motto: Beware

No. 115 Squadron was a Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Home War Establishment (HWE) Squadron. It flew anti-submarine patrols on the British Columbian and Alaskan coasts as part of Western Air Command before disbanding at Tofino, British Columbia in August 1944

Re-formed as a Fighter unit at Rockcliffe (Ottawa), Ontario on 1 August 1941, the squadron flew Bolingbroke aircraft on West Coast air defence, and in April 1942 moved to Annette Island, Alaska as part of the RCAF reinforcement to the United States Army Air Forces.

Redesignated Bomber Reconnaissance on 22 June 1942, the squadron returned to southern British Columbia where it was re-equipped with Ventura aircraft and employed on anti-submarine duty until disbanded at Tofino on 23 August 1944.


Bristol Bolingbroke I (Aug - Dec 1941)
Bristol Bolingbroke IV (Nov 41 - Aug 43)
Lockheed Ventura GR.V (Aug 43 - Aug 44)


First Mission: First Mission 13 May 1942, Bolingbroke IV 9060 from Annette Island with F/L F.B. Curry and crew - search for a submarine reported to be 30 miles west of Annette. The "periscope" turned out to be a limb protruding from a floating log.
Last Mission: Last Mission 17 August 1944, Ventura 2231 from Tofino with F/O A.W. Rogers and crew - anti-submarine patrol.


Sorties: 1580

Operational/Non-operational Flying Hours: 9680/3900

Victories: None Casualties. Operational: None Non-operational: 2 aircraft; 1 killed, 6 missing.

Honours and Awards 1 AFC, 4 MiD's

The Lynx is noted for its figthing powers and is a well-choosen symbol for a fighter Squadron.

Book References:
Kostenuk, S. and J. Griffin. RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft: 1924-1968. Toronto: Samuel Stevens, Hakkert & Company, 1977. ISBN 0-88866-577-6.

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This webpage was updated 30th June 2023