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No. 147 Squadron

No. 147 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron RCAF was a Canadian Home War Establishment (HWE) squadron. It was formed as part of the Western Air Command on July 1, 1942 at Sea Island, British Columbia where it served as a Bomber Reconnaissance Unit tasked with anti-submarine duty.

No. 147 Squadron moved to RCAF Station Tofino, British Columbia in March 1943 and, with the reduced threat of Japanese action on the Canadian Pacific Coast, was disbanded on March 15, 1944.

They flew the Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke, a maritime patrol aircraft.

No. 147 Squadron

eagle in circle, rcaf badge

Photo: RCAF

Active July 1, 1942 - March 15, 1944
Role Bomber Reconnaissance
Battle Honours Pacific Coast, 1942-1944
Aircraft flown Bristol Bolingbroke I and IV

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