RCAF No 126 Squadron Flying Lancers

RCAF No 126 Squadron Flying Lancers

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Formed as a Fighter unit at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on April 27, 1942 with Hurricane aircraft, the squadron was employed on East Coast air defence until disbanded on May 31, 1945.

AIRCRAFT

Hawker Hurricane
Unit Code BV; Hurricane Mk XIIA (Apr 1942 - Dec 1942) BW835 F, BW844 O, BW852 J, BW853 L, BW854 X, BW855 E, BW867 Z, BW882 H

Hawker Hurricane
Unit Code BV; Hurricane Mk XII (Dec 1942 - May 1945) 5430 L, 5476 B, 5489 D, 5489 E, 5496 X, 5640 G, 5653 F, 5664 N, 5665 M, 5668 H, 5672 Z, 5699 P, 5700 T, 5709 V, 5712 R, 5717 S

HISTORICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

First Mission: July 11, 1942 two Hurricanes from Dartmouth - dawn patrol
Last Mission: May 13, 1945 two Hurricanes from Dartmouth - dawn patrol

Summary

Sorties: 1919
Operational Flying Hours: 2596 Non-operational Flying Hours: 12,238
Victories: Nil
Casualties: Operational: 2 aircraft, 2 pilots killed Non-Operational: 7 aircraft, 4 pilots killed, 1 airmen died

 

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