Squadron History

No.11 (BR) Squadron
RCAF Dartmouth Nov 1939 - Oct 1943 / Jun 1944 - May 1945
Royal Canadian Air Force

Battle Honours: "Atlantic 1939 - 1945" earned but never awarded since the squadron was disbanded before the Honours could be presented and never was reactivated.

Formed at Rockcliffe (Ottawa) Ontario on 3 October 1939, No. 11 Bomber Reconnaissance (BR) Squadron was the first RCAF unit to operate the Lockheed Hudson. On 3 November 1939, No. 11 (BR) moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where it engaged in anti-submarine duties. In October 1943 the squadron moved to Torbay NF where it was the second and last RCAF squadron to convert to the Very Long Range Consolidated B-24 Liberator. On 18 June 1944, No. 11 (BR) returned to Dartmouth where it remained until 23 May 1945 when it transferred to Patricia Bay BC to participate in the war in the Pacific. During East Coast operations the squadron sighted ten U-boats and conducted eight attacks. Following the defeat of Japan, No.11 (BR) was disbanded on 15 September 1945.