Squadron History


32 Squadron
Heavier-than-air Utility Air Squadron [VU 32] (1952-92)

Formed as the redesignation of FRU 743, it had been renamed VU 32 under the US system of numbering in May 1954. It later disbanded in June 1992 when 434 Squadron assumed its duties.

Role: Served as the RCN's east coast fixed wing (primarily) utility squadron performing such duties as Training, Naval Gunnery Target Towing, Transport, Carrier Onboard Delivery, Search & Rescue and later continued these functions as part of the CF.

Aircraft Flown: Grumman Avenger , Beechcraft Expeditor , Grumman (DeHavilland Canada) Tracker , Lockheed (Canadair) Silver Star , Douglas Dakota , Bell Twin Huey

Home Base: Shearwater, NS

Ships Served On: N/A

Colours: White & Blue

Motto: Nihil Quam Arduum (Nothing Too Difficult)