Squadron History

No.161 (BR) Squadron
Royal Canadian Air Force
RCAF Dartmouth Apr 1943 - May 1944

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

No. 161 squadron formed as a Bomber Reconnaissance (BR) unit at RCAF Station Dartmouth NS on 28 April 1943. The squadron flew Douglas Digby and Consolidated Canso aircraft on East Coast anti-submarine duty over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. In May 1944 the squadron moved to Gaspe ¢ Quebec from where it also maintained detachments at Summerside PEI, Yarmouth NS and Sept-Isles Quebec. In November 1944 the squadron again moved to Yarmouth where it was disbanded on 31 May 1945.

No. 161 (BR) Squadron conducted four U-boat attacks on six sightings.